Steve Sauder is president of Emporia's Radio Stations, Inc. the owners of KVOE-AM 1400, Country 101.7 and Mix 104.9. Steve has been in a leadership position with ERS, Inc., since 1987.
Today some old thoughts brought back to life thanks to Face Book.
People who waste time wondering whether their glass is half full or half empty are missing the point. Their glass is always refillable!
Noah's Ark was an amazingly educational vessel. It taught us:
$1· Not to miss the boat!
$1· Remember that we are all in the same boat.
$1· Plan ahead, it wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
$1· Stay fit. When you are really old you may be ask to something really big!
$1· Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
$1· Build your future on high ground.
$1· For safety sake, travel in pairs.
$1· Speed isn't always an advantage. Snails were on the Ark with cheetahs.
$1· When you are stressed, float for awhile.
$1· Remember the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
$1· No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting....
Today there seems to be an App for just about everything. Even for putting your cell phone away and paying attention to those talking to you - they call it RESPECT.
Paul Sweeney is credited with saying: A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
And last, comedian Jim Carrey. Said, “A lot of love can happen in ten years.”
Couldn’t agree more!
I’m Steve Sauder
As a young man the Jaycees - a service organization for men 36 and under - was an important part of my life and development. In Emporia the Jaycees were responsible for many accomplishments including things like helping obtain a positive vote for Emporia High School Bond election, sponsoring and building low and elderly housing projects like Eastgate Plaza and Stanton Heights and many other worthwhile projects.
A wonderful residual from those days is the Jaycee Creed.
It says: We believe:
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth's great treasure lies in human personality; and
That service to humanity is the best work of life.
What a thought provoking statement with every word of it still being relevant today!
What brought my attention to this creed was something David Brooks, the talented columnist for the New York Times said on Sunday.
He pointed out that while the media and many in congress are in an absolute frenzy to find Donald Trump's campaign guilty of collusion with the Russians “they may getting ahead of themselves,” because not much evidence has surfaced that the campaign and the Russians were in cahoots.
BUT, because Trump himself operates in what Brooks described as a "tribal mentality" he does not trust the rule of law to protect him.
In other words: Trump doesn't believe "government should be of laws rather that of men."
If he did he'd trust that the law of the land, which demands things like evidence, proof and due process, would eventually vindicate him.
President Trump's “tribal mentality” has worked for him in business where being loud, confident and powerful can often win the battle.
But, in leading and governing our country it isn't working very well for him because we have laws that actually supersede men!
When our president starts understanding this he will become more effective - and Not before!
I'm Steve Sauder and "there's something to think about!"