Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Which "P" will you pursue?

I spoke to 150 high school students and their parents tonight. It was really a blast. The Tri-Kappa Sorority in Garrett, Indiana plans an annual event to honor those who earn good grades at Garrett High School. I was asked to speak to them.

I told them that folks often pursue the wrong "p's." You know them: possessions, power, prestige, popularity, prosperity and pride. All of those pursuits leave one unfulfilled and empty, though.

Rather, I suggested, we should serve people. Possessions, popularity, pride - all these are fleeting. People last, however. Souls are eternal.

Watching these kids, I am hopeful in the generation who will be choosing my nursing home.

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