HERE. Seeing this clip always makes me smile. Kids are so funny.
This morning, I went to the school again for a Rainforest Tour. The kids had put in a lot of effort to transform their classroom into an ecological experience. As I walked around beneath the canopy of Kapok Trees, I learned about Spectacled Bears and Capuchin Monkeys, Keel-Billed Toucans, Poison Dart Frogs, Jaguars, Three-Toed Sloths, and Green Anacondas. I really enjoyed the kids' presentation and their enthusiasm was boundless.
Anyway, as I was entering the school this morning, the attendant at the door (a lady I've met many times) said excitedly to me, "There's a picture of you hanging up in the office window." She proceeded to lead me down the hallway to the office where a drawing of a bald weightlifter with a handle bar mustache was hanging in the window. "The kids were inspired by you to make that," the attendant informed me. Above his head, the caption: Exercise your ability to be the best you.
To have a group of kids use their artistic skills to put up a likeness of me in their school and with the words that they selected to go with it -- I take it as a great honor. While the thought of me lifting a 100-pound dumbbell with one arm might be a bit of a stretch, the sentiment is completely honest and fun. This is one compliment that I will never forget. :)
"Do not pervert
justice or show partiality.
Do not accept a bribe,
for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise
and twists the words of the innocent.
Follow justice and justice alone,
so that you may live and possess the land
the Lord your God is giving you."