By Their Fruits

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Although I truly believe in good intentions, because I know first-hand the many deeply-held but unrealized good intentions of my own heart and vision, I also understand why the wisdom and “truth” of the axiom “It’s not what we say, it’s what we do” is so universally recognized and accepted. Our actions really do speak louder than our words. The proof is indeed in the pudding, not in the possibilities that exist when we talk about what the pudding might taste like … if we make it.

Likewise, we really do show one another how we truly feel about each other by the way that we actually treat one another. Not by what we say to each other. Or by what we say about how we feel about others. But by what we in fact do.

Others may not always tell us how they feel about us, but they will always show us. We just need to pay attention.

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Always in Love with the Sky

No Matter the Weather - JWTBlog FB Post

There are people who are always in love with the sky. No matter the weather. No matter the season. No matter the time of day.

They see beauty in every sunset. In every rainstorm. In every passing cloud.

In starry nights. Rainbows. The noonday sun. Falling snow. Blue clear skies. Sunrises. Even thundershowers.

They are those special individuals who truly welcome and live in each moment. Those whose hearts beat with gratitude. Whose minds are open and accepting. Whose spirits are compassionate and empathetic. And whose eyes see the splendor and awe in everything.

They are those who teach by example. Who find something to like and appreciate in everything. And seemingly everyone.

They show us what is possible when we see the good, the beauty, the possibilities in everything and everybody.

The way they look at, embrace, and appreciate the moods, colors, and behavior of the sky are models for loving. For loving others. And for loving ourselves.

We should all be so fortunate to find someone who will love us the same way. Just as we would love them. No matter the weather. No matter the season. No matter the time of day. We would always be in love with their sky.

Love like that,

Jay

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My Hero? My Dad!

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On Monday, January 30th, five days before the next biggest game of his life, #12, TB, the 🐐, 4-time Super Bowl champion and 3-time Super Bowl MVP of the New England Patriots, Tom Terrific, arguably the best quarterback to ever play professional football, revealed raw, sweet, and tender emotion at a pre Super Bowl LI presser as he responded to a reporter asking him who he considered to be his personal hero.

“That’s a great question.”

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