In recent months we’ve changed up the format of our radio a bit.
I got emails telling me how bad a decision that really was.
Over the past year or so, we’ve changed up the format of our tv shows a bit.
I got emails telling me how very bad that decision was.
In recent days we spent a week dedicated to sharing the message of and raising funds (over $107,000 for educational scholarships for families of fallen and disabled warriors) for Folds of Honor.
We had dozens of people ‘unsubscribe’ from our newsletter.
I guess to show us how bad a decision that effort was.
Elbert Hubbard was an American writer and philosopher who lived in the last 19th and the early 20th centuries. Among Hubbard’s many publications were the fourteen-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great and the short publication A Message to Garcia. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard, died aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.
Hubbard never shied away from taking strong stances and expressing strong opinions. When asked how he viewed criticism he said:
“To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
I have long ago given up trying to understand what makes people do or think the things they do. I’ve also given up trying to convince folks who criticize me that they are wrong. It never works and it just annoys both of us.
And just to be clear, I don’t believe I’m always right. What I do believe is, I will work very hard to my last day to say, do and be the things my Creator wants me to.
And if that ticks off a few people along the way – small price to pay.
Or as my mom might have said, ‘Don’t let the screen door hit you on your way out!’
God bless all of you and God bless America.
Please allow us to serve you and those you love.
P.S. What would you say, do, or be if you simply didn’t care what other people thought?