Throughout my life, I have often looked to a number of sources for personal and professional guidance. From the King James Bible, to my father, to my wife, and to my family, I have gleaned what it truly means to have a servant's heart.
There is one particular poem I find myself going back to time and time again by Dale Wimbrow. This poem is one of the ways I measure if I am making the right decisions:
"When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He’s the fellow to please – never mind all the rest
For he’s with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass."
Posted on 26 Apr 2012, 7:52 - Category: Jim Hathaway, family, campaign, life