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#97654 - Thu Jun 28 2001 08:53 AM Re: Positive Living Tip of the Day
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We Could Learn A Lot From Crayons.
Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull,
some have weird names, and all are different colors...
but they all have to learn to live in the same box

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A truly happy person is one who can ejoy the scenery on a detour

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#97655 - Tue Jul 03 2001 10:33 AM Re: Positive Living Tip of the Day
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June 27,2001
Some time ago, a friend of mine punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper.

Money was tight and he became infuriated when the small child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.

Nevertheless the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said "This is for you Daddy."

He was embarrassed by his earlier over reaction. But his anger flared again when he found that the box was empty. Then he yelled at her, "Don't you know that when you give someone a present there's supposed to be something inside of it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, "Oh Daddy it's not empty. I blew kisses into the box. All for you Daddy." The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl and he begged her forgiveness.

My friend told me that he kept that gold box near his bed for years. Whenever he was discouraged he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there. In a very real sense each of us has been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

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#97656 - Tue Jul 03 2001 10:46 AM Re: Positive Living Tip of the Day
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Oh anniedt, I have tears rolling down my face. That was a beautiful story. Thank you for reminding us of how precious love is and how we shouldn't be so quick to judge others and the meaning behing one's actions. May we all learn to take the time to love and be loved.

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#97657 - Thu Jul 05 2001 06:55 PM Re: Positive Living Tip of the Day
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
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Loc: Michigan USA
You And Yourself:

It is rewarding to find someone whom you like, but it is essential to like yourself.

It is quickening to recognize someone as a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.

It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect, admiration, and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things.

For you cannot live in someone else. You cannot find yourself in someone else. You cannot be given a life by someone else. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave nor lose.

To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.


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