After work today, I rode my bike from Beacon Hill to my home in Lexington. I felt good, even though I haven’t lost any weight for my efforts.😒
As entered my home and opened a bag of potato chips, I turned on the news, once again the news was about the social unrest in this country. When will this end?
I reminded of a story:
President Abraham Lincoln was once criticized for referring the Confederates in kind terms. A woman critic asked the President how he could speak generously of his enemies when he should rather destroy them.
“Why, Madam,” replied Lincoln, “Do I not destroy them when I make them my friends?”
The moral of the story: Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.
Few people have had the ability to tell stories to illustrate points like our 16 president.
I love good stories that teach a lesson.