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WITandWISDOM(tm) - September 14, 2001
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. - Nathaniel Branden, author and psychologist
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the- funnies
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Potatoes, Eggs and Coffee Beans
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn't know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. "Daughter, what do you see?"
"Potatoes, eggs, and coffee," she hastily replied.
"Look closer," he said, "and touch the potatoes." She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.
"Father, what does this mean?" she asked.
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity -- the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak. The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. The ground coffee beans, however, were unique; after they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new. "Which are you," he asked his daughter? "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?"
Submitted by Susan Giovannoni
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
SAMUEL GOLDWYN QUOTES
(Famous Maker of Hollywood Films)
Part 2 of 2 [Sep 4, 14]
Gentlemen, for your information, I have a question to ask you.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years.
Let's bring it up to date with some snappy nineteenth century dialogue.
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
Bookkeeper: Mr. Goldwyn, our files are bulging with paperwork we no longer need. May I have your permission to destroy all records before 1945? Goldwyn: Certainly. Just be sure to keep a copy of everything.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
Gentlemen, listen to me slowly.
That's the trouble with directors -- always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.
Don't worry about the war. It's all over but the shooting.
Source: Have a Nice Day
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk I have a workstation........
Source: Roshan's Humour List
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