The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Listen. Please Listen.

On May 8th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

listen spelled in scrabble tilesDr. Stephen Covey, best known for the best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is also noted for saying something that may be the crux of the problem in the world today. I’ll narrow that down some — it’s probably the issue at hand in our country for sure. It shows up in at least two places: on college campuses and certainly as a prevailing concern in business. (more…)

Bet You I Don’t Forget Next Year

On February 21st, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

felt hearts on clotheslineTime marches on. I’m older, things ache and my eyes aren’t as good. Patience is tested more often, belts don’t stretch as far and I have an uncontrollable desire to wear plaids with stripes. There are issues I remain passionate about, and there are those that once moved me that today don’t even register. Yes, time marches on. (more…)

Add That to the List — Happy Thoughts

On February 13th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

ice cream sundaeEvery once in a while, we celebrate in a big way. A night out on the town. On our radar is a dinner that includes as many courses as reasonable. Think appetizer, entree and dessert as the primary goal. Dessert is usually shared as a result of the loaf of bread consumed while waiting for appetizers. The bread is of the fancy kind, and we just can’t seem to stop ourselves. It almost always happens that way.    (more…)

Respect

On February 6th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

RESPECT Scrabble TilesRespect for one another has eroded as if an avalanche has struck the mountainside. I can’t believe how far. So far, in fact, that love, kindness and respect for each other is questioned. Respect is so out of the norm that people ask, “Why are you being nice to me?” How sad. Being respectful of another person is now taken as a ruse of some sort. In other words, the expectation is now comments that are something in the way of disrespect. I’m thinking out loud here, but when love, kindness and good deeds are no longer the expectation, how slippery does the slope become? (more…)