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We All Can and Should Add Value...Always

Last week I had the privilege to attend and be invited to speak at a luncheon in Orange County, California honoring my close friend James “Watty” Watson, that benefited the Boy Scouts of America. I have known Watty very well for many years, but the evening prior I was struggling with how I might tie in my comments about him to the Boy Scout cause, especially given that neither Watty nor his two sons had ever been a scout. I also had never been a scout so I decided to do a little homework online. I discovered the Scout Law that reads: “A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly; courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. I knew that Watty embodied most all of those traits but wasn't so sure about the last one. I found “reverent”  in the dictionary defined as “expressing reverence” and then “reverence” as “profound, adoring, awed respect.”

As I thought about Watty and the notion of "deep respect" it hit me.