I always say the nicest people I meet treat the smallest of the world the kindest. After a health care presentation, an audience member sent me this.
“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong because someday in life you will have been all of these.”
George Washington Carver
Thanks Marilyn for this great email!
“When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up.
I wrote down “happy.”
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.”
I received this email in response to my October newsletter.
Thanks for sharing the story, and Guan is totally right. We do complain alot! And we should be more thankful. I did live in Malawi for three years from 1989-1992 and water is precious. People take it for granted. I do not, I look at the tap running when I need a drink of water and think back to my Malawi days and wonder how far are people hauling water in jugs, on their heads today? I also think people are unhappy and complaining because we have to much materially. Most people in Malawi did not have much. Children played with a stick and a bicycle rim running down the road. Little girls did not have dolls to play with, they had these big pods from a tree wrapped up in a rag and pretended they were a baby doll. But they were always smiling and happy. Thanks for sharing, have a good day!
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Thanks Jeff for this great quote from Bill Cosby:
“I don’t know what the secret to success is, but the secret of failure is trying to please everyone.”