Tag Archives: strength

fable of the extraordinary customer service person

This story exposes the truth of a woman… …who handled the customer service desk at a bank. Because this woman possessed extraordinary patience and diplomacy, she made that difficult job seem relatively easy. As a result, most took her for … Continue reading

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the fable of the old man & the bumpkin

THE FABLE OF THE OLD MAN & THE BUMPKIN An old man sitting in a tree begged a young bumpkin passing by on the path below to carry him across the river. The lad gladly complied… but when he reached … Continue reading

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the fable of the man, the wind, and the oak tree

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… The bet was: who’d be the first to get the man to remove his jacket. When the wind blew, the man only clutched his jacket more tightly. … Continue reading

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extraordinary ordinary people

I say Martin Luther King, Jr. blessed all us ordinary folk… …when he chose not to join the Freedom Riders on their trip. In 1961, that multi-racial, multi-generational group boarded buses and traveled throughout the South to protest segregation. Leaving … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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two types of hero

A presidential candidate has me pondering this question… What is a hero? If you’ve endured a prisoner-of-war camp, do you automatically qualify as “hero”? I once knew a man—a pilot—who’d spent years in a POW camp.  During that ordeal, I … Continue reading

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deal with it

People have often killed in the name of religion… But religion is not the cause of the killing.  Fear is the cause. As I see it, terrorists who kill in the name of religion are driven not by religious certainty, … Continue reading

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