Over the Hump 05/02/2018

Back 1962, I got a job with the local sheriff's office in my home town, Pueblo, Colorado. It was an interesting and exciting job. What made it more exciting, is that I had the opportunity to guard President Kennedy when he came to town to dedicate a new lake project. I knelt in front of the podium as part of the security team. 

As he left the podium and was getting in a car, I reached out to shake his hand and it brushed mine before the secret service shoved me and others back. 

Many of us remember his memorable words. "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country". 

Those words can be far reaching. What can I do for my service club, for my church and for my family? 

I wonder if Kennedy had read ‘Viktor Frankl’s' book, Mans Search For Meaning? Frankl’s theory was that, whoever said, ‘I think, therefore I am’ was off base, that instead, mans quest is to find meaning in life.

Have you ever asked yourself "If I can just figure life out, I would have it made?”

Frankl came up with what he thought was the answer, "Mankind finds meaning in life by serving others”. He would have understood Kennedy's quote and agreed with it.

I believe that these words are very relevant today!

 

Faithfully,

Charlie

Bless somebody today!