always interesting to me to see what people were thinking and how they
decisions during world changing events. Of course they didn't know it
world changing event or something that would be taught in history books
forever. It was just the next thing they had to do. I remember
David Frost interview Nixon talking about Watergate and the war. I
listened to Jimmy Carter's book where he tells about the middle east
peace plan and the conversations he had with other world leaders.
to Bill Clinton's book and some of the things
he had to deal with. I love the recordings of the Kennedy brothers
Cuban missile crisis. It doesn't matter if you like these people or if
what happened, I just want to know what they were thinking. When Martin
Luther King said
"I may not get there with you" did he mean he thought we was going to
be killed or did he mean he thought it was going to take a long time
might not live that long? I wonder what he was thinking before he came
Memphis. Was it something he knew he had to do or was it just another
a series of events that he was lined up for. Wouldn't it be great to
Wouldn't you like to ask Thomas Jefferson how he picked the words for
Declaration of Independence? Did he know that would be the foundation
greatest country in the history of the world? Or Abraham Lincoln when
Gettysburg Address, did he understand that would be the turning point
history of the United States? A
of mine has a picture of his father explaining the invasion of Normandy
Eisenhower and Montgomery and a bunch of other people using a map
the hood of a jeep. Do you think he had any idea of the historical
of that day or was he just doing his job? The people who are still
alive to talk
about things like that always seem to think it was just another day at
office. They say stuff like "It just seemed like the right thing to do
the time." or "we discussed it and thought it was a good idea, so we
did it." They never say "We thought this would change the world and
set our place in history". All
these people brush their teeth, drink coffee, get the flu, wake up
good days and bad days, and second guess things they do. They're just
People with big ideas, maybe, or people stuck in big situations, but
people. No super heroes, no angels, no special powers .... Usually just
who wanted to do the right thing...
that: He calls us to action, not to watch.
Doers of the word not just hearers. What are you thinking?
When are you going to do it?
Do you ever
wonder if you have changed somebody's life
for the better? Maybe you don't even know it....