Letter from Pres GW Bush to IBM CEO...

Letter from Pres GW Bush to IBM CEO...

Notices

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Letter from Pres GW Bush to IBM CEO...
  #1  
Old 12-06-2018, 08:25 AM
DeanFL's Avatar
DeanFL DeanFL is offline
Veteran member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gilchrist
Posts: 690
Default Letter from Pres GW Bush to IBM CEO...

Just saw this in a news source - from a major news Anchor who was preparing to cover Pres Bush's service yesterday. GW's concise words of wisdom showed his true being, and points we all should live by (in a perfect world...).
Following is the Anchor's intro then GW's letter>
--------------------

As I was preparing this week to co-anchor the news live coverage of President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral, I was combing through notes and emails from Bush family friends and former administration officials who had been watching our coverage since President Bush’s passing Friday night.

I came across one email from a friend of mine who is a very close friend of the Bush family from Maine, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano.

I had missed Sam’s email Monday night. It included just a few lines and an attachment. It read, “41 sent this to me in December of 2009. It says all anyone needs to know about his values. Great coverage today, Sam.”

I opened the attachment to find a handwritten note from President Bush to Sam in 2009 about the president’s advice for young people. I read it and immediately thought to myself, “I need to find a way to read this on air during our funeral coverage tomorrow.”

The letter says:


“I cannot single out the one greatest challenge in my life. I have had a lot of challenges and my advice to young people might be as follows

Don’t get down when your life takes a bad turn. Out of adversity comes challenge and often success

Don’t blame others for your setbacks

When things go well, always give credit to others

Don’t talk all the time. Listen to your friends and mentors and learn from them

Don’t brag about yourself. Let others point out your virtues, your strong points.

Give someone else a hand. When a friend is hurting show that friend you care

Nobody likes an overbearing big shot

As you succeed, be kind to people. Thank those who help you along the way

Don’t be afraid to shed a tear when your heart is broken because a friend is hurting.

Say your prayers!!

George Bush”
__________________
I have CDO. It's like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order - AS THEY SHOULD BE.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 12-06-2018, 09:05 AM
Bucco Bucco is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,765
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeanFL View Post
Just saw this in a news source - from a major news Anchor who was preparing to cover Pres Bush's service yesterday. GW's concise words of wisdom showed his true being, and points we all should live by (in a perfect world...).
Following is the Anchor's intro then GW's letter>
--------------------

As I was preparing this week to co-anchor the news live coverage of President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral, I was combing through notes and emails from Bush family friends and former administration officials who had been watching our coverage since President Bush’s passing Friday night.

I came across one email from a friend of mine who is a very close friend of the Bush family from Maine, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano.

I had missed Sam’s email Monday night. It included just a few lines and an attachment. It read, “41 sent this to me in December of 2009. It says all anyone needs to know about his values. Great coverage today, Sam.”

I opened the attachment to find a handwritten note from President Bush to Sam in 2009 about the president’s advice for young people. I read it and immediately thought to myself, “I need to find a way to read this on air during our funeral coverage tomorrow.”

The letter says:


“I cannot single out the one greatest challenge in my life. I have had a lot of challenges and my advice to young people might be as follows

Don’t get down when your life takes a bad turn. Out of adversity comes challenge and often success

Don’t blame others for your setbacks

When things go well, always give credit to others

Don’t talk all the time. Listen to your friends and mentors and learn from them

Don’t brag about yourself. Let others point out your virtues, your strong points.

Give someone else a hand. When a friend is hurting show that friend you care

Nobody likes an overbearing big shot

As you succeed, be kind to people. Thank those who help you along the way

Don’t be afraid to shed a tear when your heart is broken because a friend is hurting.

Say your prayers!!

George Bush”
Thanks for posting this.

The silence on this forum about this man's great character is noteworthy. Yes, some have noted, but most who "seem" to be aware of events ignore.

But, this was a man who demonstrated what was correct and right. A man who governed with zero majority in congress yet succeeded. A man who worried about our country as the office calls you to do. A man who garnered respect and love without demeaning others.

Heaven got a REAL soldier.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #3  
Old 12-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Taltarzac725's Avatar
Taltarzac725 Taltarzac725 is offline
Sage
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 36,572
Thumbs up

Those are some wise words.

Access Denied

George H.W. Bush Library Center
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
don’t, friend, coverage, bush, letter

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 PM.