Quiet Dignity

“Receiving far less attention are the working class heroes, who go about their solitary work routines with quiet dignity, come home from another grueling day, yet still find time to interact with their children.”

— Armstrong Williams

Martin Luther King Jr NYWTS 2

Leader – Brave. Respected.

It’s hard to have quiet dignity with your mouth open.

It’s hard to be compassionate with selective compassion.

It’s hard to be altruistic with a closed wallet.

It’s hard to be admired without doing admirable things.

It’s hard to show bravery without getting off the couch.

Mother Teresa

Icon – Compassionate. Admired.

It’s hard to help by always saying “No.”

It’ll be hard to be remembered fondly if you weren’t fond of anyone.

Those traits that we respect so greatly in our leaders, our heroes, and our icons?

They don’t come without sacrifice and discipline.

They don’t come without thinking of others.

San Lorenzo, California. Farm laborer with his little son a few days prior to evacuation from this . . . - NARA - 537862

Unknown  – Perhaps all of the above.

And they are often exemplified best in those who we overlook.


Today’s gift of time … Helping to put on an Evaluation Clinic for the benefit of the Toastmasters Community as part of my volunteer role as President of Feedbackers Toastmasters

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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