Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. This past week, in my home town of Troy, Ohio, a bronze life-sized sculpture of Mayor Peter Jenkins was unveiled. Mr. Jenkins was mayor from 1992 – 2003. What I remember of him is that he was a kind man and consistently said to others, “Be kind.” In the Jenkins Gateway and Mayors Plaza an engraved stone for Mayor Pete has a phrase he was known to say frequently, “Think well, speak well, and do well for your community.”
What a beautiful reminder for all of us, no matter what community we call home. If we think, speak, and do well for our communities, we build up the people that TOGETHER make the communities. We’re cheerleaders for families, friends, coworkers, and people we meet with regularly in churches, non-profits, and civic groups. To think, speak, and do well for our communities means we’re being honorable and compassionate with others.
Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” To sharpen a dull iron tool, another iron tool is rubbed against it. As a result, both tools sharpen one another. One tool alone, would become useless and dull. The same is true of people. When we interact with kindness, we cultivate devoted and growing connections with one another. When we encourage and serve one another, we both become more effective.
Mayor Pete was an outstanding example of iron sharpening iron. How will you sharpen others? Live the way you want to be remembered. See you next week.