Love, love, love… All you need is Love. Scaffolding St. Vincent de Paul Church
I saw a quote today that said, “I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear,” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and it made me think. If you let hate build up over time it becomes toxic and can cause dis-ease in the body, as Wayne Dyer used to say, and destroy your health. Therefore the person we hurt the most with hate, resentment, grudges and dislike is ourselves. We are not always treated fairly or with respect, even by the ones we love but when we carry anger, hate or hurt we become no better than the people or person we feel has hurt us. We can’t control their behavior only they can do that but we don’t need to be crippled by it either.
HATE and LOVE have the same amount of letters so why don’t we choose LOVE instead of hate. I have been trying to eliminate that word from my vocabulary for a variety of reasons, especially when it comes to other humans. Why put out that energy for anyone? You can hate cream of corn or brussels sprouts but another human? Why? None of us are perfect but we are perfectly human, right? You can dislike the way someone behaves or mistreats you but to hate them isn’t very divine. Putting that energy out into the universe doesn’t do you or anyone any good. And trust me, it does come back around.
This post came about when I saw the people in and around Saint Vincent de Paul Church in Germantown, PA. They have the most amazing support services for everyone in the community. They were so loving and caring at a time when this nation seems to be so divided.
And then seeing the actual work being done to get this beacon of hope back to its full glory made me think that it was a great metaphor for the coming year.
Here are a few photos of the work that’s being done to the dome.
And, as crazy as it sounds, it was our scaffolding that got crews to the very top to make this project shine on.
Seeing this image reminded me that for so many of us in life or business it’s easy to harbor resentment or dislike someone or for things that happened in the past but it’s better to forgive and understand that we are all human and who knows what was going on with the other person. Knowing that you approach another human being with love and respect and understanding while extending an olive branch is really the first step to learning about and loving yourself. And if, that realization mends a fence or lifts a spirit or builds a bridge then good on you, but start with love and end with love. Your world, and the entire world, will be a better place.
So what does this have to do with scaffolding and this job? Just that we, at Superior Scaffold, really pride ourselves on only putting out good energy in every aspect of our business. We feel it makes for a better workplace and thus better employees and ultimately better work for you, the customer. And isn’t that what it’s all about – the best work for the customer.
And in this new year, I think we can all benefit from a little love. So remember, the next time you find yourself feeling resentment, anger or hurt towards a client or customer or loved one, really look at what you dislike and remember what you learned or from that other person. And then forgive and embrace a new mentality. We are all on this planet for a short time so let’s work to make it a better place.
As Dr. King said, “To love is to forgive and love is the most precious gift given to us. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love…Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label on an evil act. It means, rather, that the evil act no longer remains as a barrier to the relationship. Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning. It is the lifting of a burden or the canceling of a debt…There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” (Loving your Enemies – Sermon – Christmas, 1957, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church)
Say, I love you! Then say, I love myself as many times a day as needed or pop into a place like St. Vincent De Paul Church (at 109 E Price St, Philadelphia, PA 19144) and feel the love.
Let’s all start 2019 the right way.
If you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access call Tommy at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.
And for our musical selection we have the Beatles. “Everybody. All together now.” Enjoy and be safe.
If the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/_7xMfIp-irg
A little about the job: We had a stair tower out of system scaffold to get restoration crews up to the dome and cross. We then had 6 more levels of system scaffold decked in to give complete access around the dome and provide and safe and stable work platform. Crews were repairing & replacing metal, patching and painting the dome and cross.
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