Here's to Quiet Integrity!
When I first heard that Gerald Ford died, I'll admit, I didn't really think much of it. But when I heard WHY he pardoned Nixon (so the nation could heal) and how he took flak from everyone in both parties, not to mention that Nixon never thanked him, I was really taken aback at how some good men are never recognized in their strength. And it can actually look weak. He swore he never made any kind of deal with Nixon or parties for the pardon and when Nixon had no gratitude for him, he simply replied, "Well, that's Nixon for you." I don't mean to liken Ford to Jesus, but I just want to say using quiet strength is something that goes woefully unappreciated here on earth. Our country was able to heal from the wounds of Watergate because Ford found the humility to forgive. Isn't that great food for thought? So here's my toast to quiet strength. Quiet integrity. Know someone like that?