Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mike The Postman

Mike works on the campus of Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania as a postman.  Students wait in long lines just to buy stamps even when they don't want to because they want to see Mike.  "He makes my day!"

He lives by the motto, "If you can't say something nice about someone, you're just not looking hard enough."  When students come up to the counter, he will compliment their nails, their shoes, or even their handwriting.  He has been this way with every customer every day for 38 years.  He believes kindness begets kindness.  The students even bring him gifts to show their appreciation.

He also believes, "It's not what you do in life, it's how you do it."  When the post office insisted he take down his bulletin board full of posters and pictures, the students protested and he was able to keep them up.  He has made a huge impact on these students just by talking to them briefly at a counter.

Ken and I are reading through I John right now.  We read this the other day, "And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment."{I John 3:23}  I immediately said to Ken, "Do you know how many women out there disobey this command and don't love their husbands?"

Mike is a good example of who we should all strive to be.  Find the best in others.  Speak encouraging words often to them.  Be joyful.  So, find the best in your husband.  Speak encouraging words to him often and be joyful with him.  Most of all, love him deeply just as he is now.  This is the best Valentine's gift you can give him.

This was taken from CBS Sunday Morning.