Posts Tagged South Carolina

Fifty-Two Keys for Living, Loving and Working

Be optimistic

The sun will come up tomorrow. The flowers will bloom and the birds will sing. The direction of all life is growth. The South Carolina state motto translates, “While I breathe, I hope.” Every new life is a sign that there is a tomorrow. Each new minute is an opportunity to begin again. Remember that it is already tomorrow somewhere in the world.

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Thankful Thursday – Marion Carnell

            Today on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for Marion Carnell. Over the years Marion and I have developed a wonderful rewarding friendship. Marion is a prince among men. During his fifty years in the South Carolina House of Representatives he helped so many people, especially those with mental and physical disabilities. He has been an outstanding leader in those programs and has received recognition from dozens of groups. He fostered the cause of higher education and the entire state benefited. I was happy to be on hand when the Marion P. Carnell Learning Center at Lander University was dedicated in his honor. Wherever I go people ask me about my brother. I have long since stopped correcting them and just accepting the compliment. Jack Bass, the author/reporter now in residence at the College of Charleston, told me once. “Marion is someone you can depend on. If he tells you, he will do something you can count on his word.” He did tremendous work with the South Carolina Highway Commission. Thanks to him, I got to tour the Arthur Ravenel Bridge before it opened. Marion and Sarah make a great couple. Today on this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for my brother/cousin Marion Carnell.            Thankful Thursday is a day to express your appreciation for a special person in your life. Send a note by snail mail, call him or her on the telephone or send an E-mail. The important thing is to develop an attitude of gratitude. Let the people in your life know that you are thankful for their presence in your life. You will be glad you did.

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Shull on Say Something Nice Sunday

The Rev. Andrew Shull, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodruff, SC,  preached a wonderful sermon dealing with the importance of words on Say Something Nice Sunday June 6. He followed it up on Sunday night and then again at the Wednesday night prayer service. His sermon is very thought provoking and includes several meaningful illustrations. Several of the members there told me what a terrific celebration it was.

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Be Optimistic – Key 20

Be optimistic

            The sun will come up tomorrow. The flowers will bloom and the birds will sing. The direction of all life is growth. The South Carolina state motto translates, “While I breathe, I hope.” Every new life is a sign that there is a tomorrow. Each new minute is an opportunity to begin again. Remember it is already tomorrow some where in the world.

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