This is blog number 2000. My very first blog was posted on January 10, 2006 titled Accept Responsibility in Lawsuits. (Here) And it wasn’t very interesting! A journey not a destination.
When I think about it, I can’t believe we are here. With 2000 postings. It has been a smorgasbord of topics.
This 2000th blog is almost like a birthday, without the gifts! (Honestly, this picture below is one we have all seen, but it still cracks me up. Plus, it wouldn’t really be one of my blogs if it didn’t include some randomness. Right?)
Hopefully it’s not like the old Pennsylvania Dutch saying “Too soon old. Too late shmart“. Instead, hopefully it means my blogging will get better!
First up, since I usually post a pic o’ day, I thought I would post my favorite pic o’ day. I realized that I had lots of favorites, but this one never fails to make me smile:
Instead of just rambling, I thought I would just post one thought that is really a reminder to me. It comes from the Book of Ruth 2:11-13. Boaz tells Ruth that because of how she has shown kindness to others, that the Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given to you. The cause and effect of being kind to others. Boaz telling Ruth that her kindness was being rewarded.
I just thought I would take this 2000th blog to blog on kindness. I am in a profession where being adversarial is rewarded. Being called a Pit Bull is a compliment. And where being feisty is expected. It’s real easy to think that being kind is setting yourself up, so other lawyers can take advantage of you.
That’s why I like this reminder of the importance of kindness. A combination of quotes that includes Mark Twain and Aesop, says it better than I can. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness.
And finally, for pic o’ day, the staff said that I should post a picture of me that was taken while I was typing this 2000th blog. So here it is… and on to many more blogging milestones. Still so many topics for future blogs!