The Monday Sweet Spot – 03/21/2016

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable.

In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”.

A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly appreciate the experience that the smoke has ushered you into.

In the same way, it’s important to take time in our lives to slow down, and open our senses to the world around us. To take notice of the good things going on and the good people doing them.

These are life’s “sweet spots”, and your Monday could use one…


South Carolina Teachers Starts ‘The Gentleman’s Club’ To Teach Boys With No Fathers Life Lessons

A teacher in South Carolina wanted to do something for young boys who don’t have a father in their life.

He invites his little scholars to don their Sunday’s best every Wednesday to meet for “The Gentleman’s Club” where they learn life lessons for success.

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Raymond Nelson says the motto of the club is “Look good, feel good, do good.”

Nelson, who primarily works with at-risk children, dawned on the idea after reflecting on his own attendance of a similar group. “I was thinking, maybe if I have the boys dress for success,” he told WSMV-TV. “When was the last time you saw someone fighting in a tuxedo?”

He teaches the youngsters how to properly shake hands, make eye contact, and even buys shirts and ties for the kids who can’t afford them.

“A lot of my students perform well when they know someone cares about them,” said Nelson. “They like the reaction of walking up to classrooms and [people] say ‘Oh, you look so nice and handsome,’ they just love it.”

The Gentleman’s Club has been such a hit, School District officials say they want other local schools to begin Gentleman’s programs in their schools, too.

This article was originally posted on sunnyskyz.com.

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