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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 25, 2002
The real story is not in the noise but in the silence. - Thomas Friedman
Subjects: Credit, Achievement
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
It happened some time ago, but the memory still blesses me when I think about it. I was going through the check-out line at the store. Ahead of me was a small boy and he was obviously having a problem.
Lying on the counter was a package of candy, and beside it was the little boy's money. The clerk spoke to him, and he began to dig first in one pocket and then the other pocket. Finally, he looked up at the clerk in silent despair. I tapped him on the shoulder and asked, "How much do you need?" He answered, "Eight cents." I said, "Let me help you, okay?" and I placed the eight cents in his hand. The look of gratitude on his face will never be forgotten!
I didn't have to do that, but what a blessing. What a deep down good feeling I would have missed if I hadn't given the boy the eight cents. I believe it is those "didn't have to do it"
kind of things that are the real seasoning of life.
The opportunities for such rich rewards are all around us if we will just take the time to recognize them; a word of praise, comfort, or encouragement, a card, or a note of appreciation for "just being you" - just little gestures of love and friendship when "you didn't have to do it." What a difference they can make.
May you to be a blessing to someone today.
By Dean Gross
Source: My Daily Dose of Inspiration, http://www.quietstones.com/mydailydose
Subjects: Benevolence, Kindness
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
In the Oakland, California, Tribune:
"Sewer/Manhole Repair worker - experienced only. Immediate opening."
From the Connersville, Indiana, News-Examiner want ads:
"Local club needs experienced kook to run kitchen."
In the Arizona Desert Sun classifieds:
"Enthusiastic, friendly, reliable, hard-working person for retail store. Must be able to work with demanding customers, grumpy co-workers and unappreciative management. Call for the rest of the story."
Source: Reader's Digest, Copyright (c) October 1999, http://www.readersdigest.com
Subjects: Advertising, Misprints
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
According to the Conflict Resolution Center, children go through four life stages with dads:
1) They call you da-da.
2) They call you daddy.
3) They call you dad.
4) They call you collect. :o)
Submitted by Kiri Hyatt
Subjects: Children, Maturity
The world's smallest Web site:
Source: The Pocket Newsletter, http://www.thepocket.com
Subjects: Internet Links