By Tracey Hall ~
Earlier this week, we lost our 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush. I was moved by the services and tributes and heartened at how we as a country came together to mourn this patriot. Each branch of our military marched in honor and stood tall for for a fellow veteran.
The news was filled with friends, family members and colleagues all sharing their memories of President Bush. One overwhelming theme was that each of them remembered how kind he was. This was a man of many incredible feats during his 94 years here on Earth. Yet all that knew him had the warm feeling of being touched by his kindness.
We look to our leaders to be strong and carry the burden of our country, Bush did this while encouraging our nation to be “kinder and gentler.” Considering the outpouring of love this week, I know kindness matters, even at the very top of our leadership. George H.W. Bush proved that in his passing. He did a lot of great things with humility and humor. He led by example.
I believe his legacy to us all is summed up in this famous quote:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”