Dear Windermere Friends,
This week I was talking about Windermere to a friend and recalled a mentor’s old saying – a rubber band is not useful until it is stretched. As we approach the major peak season at Windermere, I am thinking a lot about being stretched. Every area and component of Windermere will be stretched this summer.
- Stretching means growth. The happiest people I know are growing people. One doesn’t grow until they are stretched. Don’t mistake arriving at the destination as your key to happiness. Many people retire but they are unfulfilled. It is the journey that is the key to happiness. My favorite college basketball coach was John Wooden and he always said he preferred practices rather than the games.
- Stretching means inspiration. It is thrilling to see folks attempt the heroic. Our mission at Windermere is to provide a Christian environment to see lives changed. When we see lives being changed others are inspired to join in that mission. I pray every day that others will see how God is working miracles at Windermere and will want to join Him in his work.
John W. Bailey