Too Good Not to Share

On Facebook I follow Kenyon (MN) Police Department.  Lee the Chief there writes happy thoughts, words of encouragement or happenings of their town.  The things he writes are typically very inspirational or thought provoking.  Here is one he shared on Monday…

“Thoughts from Chief Sjolander…

I believe…

Easter Sunday was yesterday and while I sat with family and friends, I keep having the same thought pass through my mind…I believe. I believe that our lord died and rose again for our sins and I believe in a lot of other things as well. Here is my list…

I believe we are all here on this earth for a certain period of time and it’s up to each of us to make the best of it.

I believe life is hard at times and that’s ok, it builds character.

I believe that good people can make mistakes and recover from them.

I believe that “bad” people can be good if given a chance at redemption.

I believe in holding hands as long as you can.

I believe saying “step” before kids or parents is silly because family is just that…family.

I believe that you need to be happy with yourself before you can help others be happy.

I believe self worth is way more important than bank worth.

I believe animals know good people when they see them.

I believe in being different. I think it’s important for you to be you.

I believe looks will fade, but inner beauty and a gracious heart won’t.

I believe that growing up and growing old are a privilege and should not be taken for granted.

I believe in using the “good” china for Mac n Chesse.

I believe in forgiveness.

I believe in buying dinner for strangers.

I believe in saying I love you, and saying it often because life can change in a moment.

I believe loneliness kills a lot of people, and that’s tragic.

I believe in you.

Stay safe,  Lee

I have thought time and time again after reading his words-I wish someone like this would run for president.  I wish there were more like him in the world.  I love following the departments Facebook page just to read the good little pieces of wisdom he has to share.

Over the past year or so I have kind of given up on the news.  I am tired of hearing the bad stuff.  I am tired of hearing about celebrities.  I am tired of hearing conflicting reports on medicines and the like.  I am tired of hearing about fashion.   I am just tired of  hearing so many things sensationalized.   For me-this is refreshing and better time spent than listening to the news.

Today I thought I’d share the Kenyon police department page on Facebook as I thought others of you might also appreciate hearing some good news…  You can find his page here.

10 thoughts on “Too Good Not to Share

  1. lorene holbrook

    Oh Jo, thank you for sharing! I loved what your Chief wrote. it was beautiful! I am so thankful for my grands! every single one of them. I believe it doesn’t matter how they come to our family! It hurts when people refer to their children or grands as steps! like your chief said, family is family!!!!!
    I too do not watch the news, makes the blood pressure rise! thanks Jo! HUGS!!!!

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  2. Jackie

    Thanks for sharing this Jo. It brought a smile to my face that was needed today. I agree we need more people in power who think like this police chief.

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  3. plimiero

    Thanks for sharing this. I too am so tired of listening and reading ugly all of the time. We do need more folks willing to stand up for truth and right.

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  4. ColleenM

    Jo,
    You are right, we do need MANY more people like Chief Sojlander. I also avoid the news like the plague. Besides being biased or fluff pieces, it’s depressing. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Veronica

    Hi, Jo. Love, love, love your blog!! You are a dynamo. I’m in awe of all that you accomplish. Thanks for posting the sheriff’s page. So inspirational and so true in this day. Very inspiring.Thanks again.

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  6. Michelle

    My hubby is a police officer and I love when people see the good in police officers and that most got into the profession because they truly want to help people. Sometimes we loose focus of the true gift of others. Thank you for sharing

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