Last week I was walking through a store with my family and I recognized a fellow shopper as Jack Hayford (pastor, author, songwriter). I introduced myself and he was as kind and gracious as a person could be. He’s 78 years old and looks great.
Like a star-struck teenage girl after a Jonas Brother’s Concert, I immediately tweeted “I just met Jack Hayford!” Immediately, a couple of people responded sharing how his ministry had impacted them or their family in a profound way.
Yesterday, Zig Ziglar died at age 86. I’ve listened to so many of his podcasts and love how he motivated people with a common-sense approach and constant humor. But more than his incredible success, I was impressed that he seemed to be a kind and gracious man.
I’ve decided that one of my goals in life is to become a kind and gracious old man.
I’m guessing kind and gracious old men prioritize God first, are family-focused, hard working, helping others and quick forgivers accompanied by a joy for life.
Maybe you can add to this list?
I admire these men and am grateful for their example.