8.22.2011

Building Boys


"We must motivate ourselves to do our very best, and by our example lead others to do their best as well." Meet S. Truett Cathy, author of It's Better To Build Boys Than Mend Men and that opening quote. Is that name familiar to you?  It wasn't to me until last October, when he was honored with a character award at CEP's National Forum out in San Francisco. Now there's a man of character, and what an inspiration!  He asked us to guess what percentage of today's children could benefit from a mentor. The answer? All of them! He encouraged us to be that mentor. And his words weren't just empty advice, they were backed by years of fostering, mentoring, guiding, encouraging, supporting, disciplining, modeling for, and loving children. Click here for his seven reminders for building children. His story is remarkable! And so is his company. His employees are taught to respond with "My pleasure" when they're thanked. Their kids' meal toys are always educational with a character-development focus. And members of his restaurant family don't have to work on Sundays, because that's the Lord's day. Have you guessed it?  Yep, Mr. Cathy is founder and chairman - the man behind the scenes if you will - at Chick-fil-A. Check out this book for his deliciously wise and faithful recipe for parenting with purpose.

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