With the American Thanksgiving being this past weekend, I am reminded of giving thanks to my good friend Claude Hamilton. Many of us go through our lives and forget to give thanks for our many blessings. Maybe we take them for granted. But today I want to take the time and show my appreciation to Mr. Hamilton. Not only has he become my best friend in the past years, but he has been a great influence in my family, business and many other aspects of my life.
When you hear the word “friend” it’s easy to overlook that simple word. Years ago I heard a speaker give the definition of a “real friend” and it really impacted me. Here it is;
“A REAL FRIEND DOESN’T TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, INSTEAD HE TELLS YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAR.”
And obviously you know where I am going with this. Claude Hamilton has been that person for me. Some friends will come into your life and not really help you become better. Like that quote says, they will only tell you what you “want” to hear and not get uncomfortable and tell you what you “need” to hear in order to awaken the potential inside of you. My wife Cynthia & I are so thankful to have bumped into Claude & Lana Hamilton 9 years ago. It’s amazing the thin threads that brought us together, but I’m sure it was all in God’s plan.
Here is a great article by Orrin Woodward on LIFE Founders Claude & Lana Hamilton:
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Enjoy the great post by Orrin Woodward.