FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. That’s a paraphrase of a quote that our friend, Kenny, shares with his youth group at Cedar Creek Bible Church, often.
It’s a quote that came to mind a couple of times during our stay in George Town, along with this quote from the author by whose teachings I strive to live my life, “…be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
The need to be kind always exists even in a place that we experience as “paradise on Earth”.
We found out through the cruiser’s “net” that Mr. Bush’s house burned down to the ground in the middle of the night soon after Judy and I had the pleasure of dancing with him at Peace and Plenty.
Mr. Bush, “The Ambassador”, has added a little extra fun to so many ladies’ time spent in the Bahamas, including mine and some of my guests’. Thankfully, Mr. Bush’s friends and neighbors, as well as many cruisers, were happy to help in various ways in his time of need.
I had the enormous pleasure of teaching Garden Fantasy Ballet to 18 girls ages 7-11 at the primary school in George Town. After working the details out with their principal, Mrs. Lauralynn Smith, visiting the classes to give a personal invitation,
and putting up fliers, we had classes daily right after school from Tuesday, March 12 to Friday, March 13. Below, are a few photos of the “Graceful George Town Girls” or “Bahamas Ballerinas” as I called them.
after our end-of-the-week performance that we gave for a teacher and a tourist couple from Chicago I “grabbed”off the street
Here’s the example: One of the precious little girls in the above photo lost her mother a month and a half ago after she died at the hands of her stepfather. This young girl felt compelled to tell me this as we were hugging and saying our goodbyes on the last day of class. Mrs. Adderly, one of the teachers at the school, confirmed this tragic news and told me that this is not the first time that something like this has happened in their small community.
…Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
“…be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”
Be kind, y’all!!