Friday, June 29, 2007

Things I've Learned on Tour

  • I might actually enjoy taking a group entirely made up of middle school kids on tour more than a group of just high school kids.
  • Even in a crowd of people you can still feel alone.
  • Sometimes people you don't expect are the ones that make your day...
  • Go ahead, be silly and let the chips fall where they'll have more fun.
  • There is beauty in everyone.
  • Roll with whatever comes your way, leave the worrying for God...things will work out...often better than you expected in the first place ( or than you planned).
  • If you want something done the right way, have a back up prepared to step in and take over.
  • Sometimes good people make bad decisions.
  • Learn to acknowledge and appreciate those that have a desire to help and give them the chance to do so.
  • Kids love simple things.
  • Sometimes the last person you expected is the one that touches you the most.
  • Make an concerted effort to remember who you are and who is in control.
  • Live to serve.
  • Serve to Live.
  • Kids appreciate it (even if they are not good at communicating it) when you care for them. Never stop, even when you don't think you are getting through.
  • Don't be afraid to give complements and tell those around you that you simply are "happy that they are here".
  • Give out more compliments that you accept.
  • Listen to others.
  • Talk to God much as you can.
  • Don't be afraid to fact great leaders are experts at it.
  • Realize that things happen and to be flexible and enjoy the spice of that flexibility.
  • Remind teenagers that memorial sites are just that, and to be aware of those around that may be using their time there to reflect or connect with those past.
  • Reserve quiet time for yourself...make the's important
  • Embrace those that are different from yourself.
  • When you write blog entries while you are falling asleep at the end of a long day of touring there's no telling what you are going to say...

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