Always Be Courteous

 by Unknown
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I ran into a stranger as he passed by, “Oh excuse me please” was my reply. He said, “Please excuse me too; I wasn’t watching for you.” We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said good-bye. But at home a different story is told, How we treat more »

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Fly Butterfly Fly

 by Nikos Kazantzakis
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A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening in the cocoon appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as more »

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House Of 1000 Mirrors

 by Unknown
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What do you see when you look at others? What do you see when you look at yourself? Do you see mostly similarities or do you see mostly differences? Your answer to these questions could very well be the answers to how you should deal with others. Primarily, you get what you give. Here’s a more »

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An aging Hindu master grew tired of his apprentice complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. “How does it taste?” the master asked. “Bitter,” spat more »

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Here’s an interesting short story that illustrates the importance of valuing those things that are truly important in life. The author was unknown and there is no known title to this story so I chose to give a name that sums up the message. Enjoy. Peace. – Will Coffee, Cups, and Life – Author Unknown more »

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SHMILY

 by Unknown
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My grandparents were married for over half a century,and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word “shmily” in a surprise place for the other to find. They took turns leaving “shmily” around the house, and as soon as one more »

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Someday

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A friend of mine opened his wife’s underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package: “This, – he said – isn’t any ordinary package.” He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box. “She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 more »

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Study. Pray. Pass.

 by Will Nesbitt
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Life will keep giving you the same tests over and over until you pass them….which is why you must always “study to show thyself approved”. STUDY. Not just outer works such as self-help and ancient scriptural texts (this is not to lessen their value, for they are indeed useful), but the study of the Self more »

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The Father, The Four Sons, And The Four Seasons – Author Unknown There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance more »

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I just read this excerpt from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s story ‘The Little Prince’ and was inspired to share it with all of you. Enjoy. – Will The Little Prince and the Fox by Antoine de Saint-Exupery It was then that the fox appeared. “Good morning” said the fox. “Good morning” the little prince responded politely, more »

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The Weight Of The World – Author Unknown A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g, to which the lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It all depends on how more »

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To listen is to hear the words that are said. To understand is to hear those that aren’t. – Will Nesbitt Communication is transference of meaning, be it verbally or non-verbally. Words are merely sounds and symbols – vehicles used to carry meaning to the reader/hearer. Words are not always necessary, for much can be said even more »

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True Self-Esteem

 by Will Nesbitt
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Self-esteem ceases to be so when it becomes dependent on the compliments and praises of others to keep it afloat. How can you tell if this is so? Do you puff up with pride when you receive a compliment or puff up with anger when you receive a criticism? If yes to both, then you more »

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