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Thankful Thursday – Linda and Fred Lentz

On this Thankful Thursday, I am very thankful for the presence of Linda and Fred Lentz in my life. I am not sure whether I first met Fred through First Baptist Church or the Optimist Club of Charleston. Fred is a stalwart at Stuhrs Funeral Chapels and was helpfulness itself when my mother and wife died. Linda is a superb teacher in the Charleston County Schools and holds national certification which is a major accomplishment. This year she is at the Charleston School of the Arts. She is also an excellent Sunday school teacher. Both have served on the diaconate at FBC. Both are always cheerful and eager to lend assistance any way they can. Fred usually oversees the Optimist Club Oratorical Contests for middle school students. On this Thankful Thursday, I am happy that Fred and Linda Lentz are part of my life.

Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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Promise Yourself – The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself (The Optimist Creed)

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to
every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is
something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best,
and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give
every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too
strong for fear, and to happy to permit the
presence of trouble.

(The Optimist Creed,  from The Optimist International


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