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Self-Appraisal

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and
pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that
he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in
seven digits. The store-owner observed and listened to the
conversation: The boy asked, "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn? The woman replied, "I already have someone to cut my lawn. ""Lady, I
will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your
lawn now." replied boy. The woman responded that she was very satisfied with the person who
was presently cutting her lawn. The little boy found more perseverance
and offered, "Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday
you will have the prettiest lawn in all of North Palm beach, Florida.
"Again the woman answered in the negative. With a smile on his face,
the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked o…

Knowledge

A person who knows not,
And knows not that he knows not,
Is foolish. Disregard him.

A person who knows not,
And knows that he knows not.
Is simple. Teach him.

A person who knows not,
but believes that he knows
Is dangerous. Avoid him

A person who knows,
But does not know that he knows,
Is asleep. Awake him.

A person who knows,
And knows that he knows'
Is wise. Follow him

A small trip

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"It was great, Dad."

"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah," said the son.

"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered:

"I saw that we have one dog and they had four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but th…

Forgive and Forget !!

Life is Too Short

A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag
and a sack of potatoes to school. For every person they'd refused to
forgive in their life's experience, they chose a potato, wrote on it the name and date, and put it in the plastic bag. Some of their bags were quite heavy.

They were then told to carry this bag with them everywhere for one
week, putting it beside their bed at night; on the car seat when driving; next to their desk at work.

The hassle of lugging this around with them made it clear what a
weight the were carrying spiritually, and how they had to pay attention to it all the time to not forget and keep leaving it in embarrassing places.

Naturally, the condition of the potatoes deteriorated to a nasty
slime. This was a great metaphor for the price we pay for keeping our pain and heavy negativity! Too often we think of forgiveness as a gift to the other person, and it clearly is for ourselves!!

Life is too short to let the little things…