A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. (William Arthur Ward)
July 29, 2019– It seems like a quirky choice for me to write about Sandy Scheper today considering that the birthday belongs to her pretty incredible husband, Marshall, on this day. Happy Birthday to Marshall!! However, I’ve already honored Marshall in my little “Mad for 2019” adventure, and when his name popped up this morning, I immediately thought…you know who is AWESOME? Marshall’s wife, Sandy!! I consider those interior light bulb moments to be gifts from the Holy Spirit, so as we begin the week, I’d like to tell you about my cheerful friend, Sandy! She’s pictured here with Marshall (center) and her son (Vincent) on the right.
Sandy owns one of the most naturally cheerful dispositions of anyone I have ever met. I got to know her a bit many years ago when her son Vincent played CYO basketball at St. Louis de Montfort with my son, Drew. I continue to see her fairly regularly as she happens to work at Regions Bank, where we have our accounts. I drive out of my way to bank at the branch she works at, because she and her crew of co-workers are phenomenal humans. Sandy seems determined to be cheerful and happy and I think she rubs off on them! She’s the kind of woman that creates her own sunshine.
Easy laughter, a bright smile and a well-developed sense of humor are her hallmark characteristics. Sandy is the woman who never gets frustrated with me when I literally NEVER know my account number. She says the positive thing, graciously. In short, she just has a generous and selfless spirit. I want to be that woman too– the one that brings her own sunshine. Every single time I see Sandy, I am reminded that I need to work on it!!
THANK YOU, SANDY SCHEPER, for being a wonderful example to the rest of us about how important it is to treat others kindly and what it means to the people around you to be someone who adds light to the day by the way we live our everyday lives! When I grow up, I want to be like you! Ha?
“A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind, like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine.” (Andrew Carnegie)