Delphian Review meets
Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 8:01 pm
The Delphian Review Club met recently at the Obion County Public Library with 15 members answering roll call.
Jeannine Cranford read “Easter Thoughts” and also a Mother’s Day poem. The spring luncheon is to be held at the home of Linda Simrell on May 13.
Gail Latimer presented a book review on “The Fred Factor” by Mark Sanborn. In this powerful book, the author recounts a true story of Fred, a mail carrier who passionately loves his job and genuinely cares about people. He constantly goes the extra mile handling the mail — even watching houses of people on his route and treating everyone he meets as a friend. Where others might see the job of mail carrier as monotonous, Fred sees the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those he serves.
“We’ve all encountered people like Fred in our lives,” Mrs. Latimer said. The author gives simple steps to transform lives from ordinary into extraordinary. He reveals four basic principles that will help bring fresh energy and creativity to one’s life and work. Make a real difference every day. Build strong relationships. Create real value for others without spending a penny. Constantly re-invent yourself.
Sanborn concludes that if Fred, the postman, can bring extraordinary creativity and commitment and joy to putting mail in a box, everyone can use him as an example. Fred is proof that there are no insignificant people when they act in significant and extraordinary ways.
Peggy Burnett and Judy Taylor served refreshments.
Published in The Messenger 4.25.11