If you’re a parent in today’s America, you know that teaching your children about real gratitude is a challenge. Especially when they know that Amazon.com can deliver just about anything you could ever want, overnight, directly to your door.
At 53, David was raised before all that. Life then wasn’t necessarily harder. It was just different. But one thing that time did allow young children to learn was how to appreciate everything you had.
David lost his mom when he was four years old. And whether it was to heal or to find economic opportunity or both, after his mother died David’s father moved himself and his two little boys back to Nashville, into the home of the boys’ aunt and uncle. To be close to family, who had lived here for five generations.
Nashville became a place of peace and nurture for David, his source of inspiration. Its people, his source of confidence and “can do.” His family here, the source of much needed security after a time of great loss.
Nashville, the place and the people, helped raise David up. Our city helped him achieve great things in spite of early hardship. He achieved through some very hard work, charged by the energy of a community constantly affirming, “You can do it.”
You know, it’s hard to put into words what being a Nashvillian means – even for those of us who’ve spent our entire lives here. People know we’ve got something good going on. They know that there's a special "Nashville Way" of doing things. You can feel it. The energy. The creativity. People helping and being nice to each other because that’s the right thing to do. It’s sad, isn't it, that in some parts of the country just being hospitable arouses suspicion instead of appreciation.
David has gotten so much from Nashville. Everything, in fact. Giving back is good for the soul. For David, he knows it’s his turn to do just that.
There are a lot of people running for Mayor. David might or might not be the right fit for you. But as you learn about the candidates, one thing you should hold on to about David is that he loves his wife. Loves his boys. Loves his family. And he loves Nashville. Most important he feels deep, deep gratitude. For any person running for office, that’s a great place to start.
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