Uniquely you; standing out in a cookie-cutter world

Walter Cronkite kept his audience enthralled.  (Photo Credit:  flicker.com)

Walter Cronkite kept his audience enthralled. (Photo Credit: flicker.com)

I get a kick out of my husband’s comments should we not be home in time for the news. He’ll always say we need to get home and catch the “Evening News with Walter Cronkite”. It tickles me, but it got me to thinking about the importance of giving our all in everything we do. As many of you know, Cronkite passed away July 17, 2009, culminating an illustrious career in broadcast journalism. In a statement following Cronkite’s death, President Obama said, “He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world.” Cronkite was one of the first newsmen to be known as “the most trusted man in America”, and unlike some of our more recent anchors, was not known to have dishonored that title. He was not perfect, as none of us are, but he established a reputation for telling it straight.


So it is very interesting that my husband still refers to CBS Evening News as Walter Cronkite’s show. He is not being disrespectful to current anchors, but in actuality he is bestowing yet another honor upon Cronkite. The journalist did his job so well, and made such an indelible impression that, years after his demise, he is still thought of in association with a great news program.

What is your task or calling today? To exercise your gift to the best of your ability can be an achievable goal for many of us. God blesses us with different talents that actually honor Him, when we share them with the world. And when we do so with a passion for excellence, He will enhance the rest so that it will reach where we cannot reach, and touch those we cannot touch. Go ahead, step out on faith today, and make your mark. Leave your unique stamp upon whatever duties befall your hands. I thank you.


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