I am reading a book called Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. If you are looking for a good read this is a great one. In it he refers to a story while Ronald Reagan was President and was shot. On the way in for surgery he commented to the doctor that he hoped he was Republican. The doctor replied, “We’re all Republicans today, Mr. President.” This said by a man who was an outspoken Democrat.
Why was it okay on that day for him to not worry about political differences? Simple, because it was about saving a life. I would venture to say this was regardless of him being the president. The times I have been to the hospital I have never been asked what our political officiation is.
On a much lighter note, it is Cow Appreciation Day! A day that our family has decided it is very much worth it to dress up in cow spots with ears and tails for free food. In this case it really is free food. You can go all three meals dressed up and in some cases even win additional prizes.
It truly is an amazing day. I would add to this that no matter what your feelings about Chick-Fil-A as a company, it is a day you may well feel obliged to put those differences aside and go get your free food. One of the only times of the year the old adage “Something for nothing” really is true.
So why and when are people willing to do things like this? To drop the arguments, to forget their stance on “issues” and take a moment to let life just be.
I want to suggest a couple of things here and would love to hear your input as well.