Even late in life, he was a man’s man. He knew where every tool was in his garage and he used all of them. If the weather wasn’t good enough to work outside, he could be found asleep in front of the TV. He had ‘his spot’ in the living room on the couch corner, directly in line with the screen. To all of us introverted great-grandsons, the open couch spot to great-grandpa’s right was the ‘witness stand.’
Having the ‘witness stand’ allowed great-grandpa to be a great ‘judge.’ In spite of being able to watch the news and sports on television, he took every opportunity to do what he could to develop his great-grandsons into godly men.
I remember when I was 10 years old being called to that ‘witness stand.’ That day, I had received what to me was a new suit. He called me over, and I sat down. Everyone knew it would be a serious talk if he turned off the TV. That day, he did. All he said was, “Nathan, it isn’t the suit that makes the man, but the man that makes the suit.”
Remember, it is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that make you beautiful. No, your beauty comes from within the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. Today, make the simple switch to true fashion. Find one friend who cares more about you than your style, and be that friend to someone else.