Another Saturday, another stellar Band performance!
As I reflect on today's show, we are awaiting the finals announcement. Ten of today's 40 bands will advance to finals at 7:30; seven of those will earn a spot in the 6A State Competition.
This is our first year to compete in 6A, so we're on pins and needles. Advance or not, these musicians and dancers have what it takes to succeed - drive, determination, work ethic, responsibility, cooperation - and that makes them winners in the game of life.
Speaking of competitions, I had the honor of reading essays for the TriSigma essay contest. This year's theme - Kindness Can Change The World - piqued my curiosity because of my upcoming keynote.
Today I got this clever thank-you note for serving as a judge.
Click on it to read our top-ten picks; prepare to be inspired by what these college-aged change-agents have to say about being kind.
And speaking of kindness, look what I got yesterday,
from Mrs. Tucker, Kaitlyn's third-grade teacher.
She phoned to ask if I could meet her after school
because she had something that she thought I'd like.
When we met, she explained that it was a Christmas gift for her mother-in-law, who, sadly, passed away before she could use it.
How wonderful is this? A knitting bowl. And more wonderful because, even in her grief, Mrs. Tucker was thinking about others. Now that's kindness ... global warming of the real kind.
Thank you, Mrs. Tucker. I love it!