Many years ago, I had the privilege of traveling with a musical group, The Continental Singers. For 10 years, I traveled throughout the United States as well as Europe, Great Britain, southeast Asia, and Korea. I clearly remember many instances where our group was the guest of a large school or in the presence of a community’s leadership group. Gifts were always exchanged.
This all came back to me this morning as I was getting ready for work. One of my leaders invited me to a luncheon with her and our city’s mayor and his wife. I count this an honor, and I look forward to our time together.
Yes, we will be bearing gifts. One of our colleagues at work wrote a book about the rich history of baseball in our city. This is one of our gifts. The other is the new book from John C. Maxwell entitled No Limits.
I share this to encourage you to adopt this practice. My fellow leader and I are honored to be able to have lunch with our mayor. This is a gift to us. It shows honor to Mr. Henry and his wife to give gifts in return.
Our beautiful city – Fort Wayne, Indiana