Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tony Snow: "To love is to place others before you"

Tony Snow gave the commencement address at Catholic University on May 12, 2007 ... an address that touched many because he had already gone through two bouts of cancer. An excerpt:
"To love is to place others before you and to make their needs your priority. Do it. When you put somebody else at the center of the frame, your entire world changes, and for the better. You begin to find your own place in the world.

"When you’re drawn into the lives of others, you enter their problems, their hopes, their dreams, their families. ...

So resolve to do little things for others. ... The only things that are sure to endure are the artifacts of love. So go out and build as many as you can."
On Saturday Brit Hume said of Tony Snow, "He taught us how to live ... and he taught us how to die."

My aunt had a cross-stitch hanging in her kitchen of her home on the Northern Neck until she passed away; it now hangs in my kitchen. The saying reminds me of Tony Snow:
"Count your age by friends not years,
Count your life by smiles, not tears."
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, in describing Tony Snow the day he died, said, "He was loyal to the core ... loyalty is a big thing. I remember his unfaultering loyalty for people he work for and people he knew. He didn't have a mean bone in his body."

Sunday at 6:00 p.m. is a repeat of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Rush Limbaugh, and others remembering Tony Snow.

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