1. Carey simon

    I loved reading these! I have a couple too
    1. All things in life are temporary. If going well
    Enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry , they can’t last long either.

    2. Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble; it is a “steering wheel ” that directs us in the right path throughout life

    • Bookscrounger

      The first rule of surgery: All bleeding stops.

      One way or the other, all bleeding stops…

  2. Durl

    In one of the courses my company sent me to, the instructor asked the class a very simple question at the beginning of the class: “What is it that you HAVE to do?”. Answer after answer was given, and he firmly said “No, you are wrong.” to every one. “I have to go to work”. No. “I have to take care of my kids.” No. Finally, someone gave the one and only correct response: “I have to die”. CORRECT, shouted the instructor. Folks disagreed, going back to their answers to explain why they HAD to do those things. The instructor kindly pointed out that they were all things we SHOULD want to do, but we do not HAVE to do them. Naturally, he pointed out, there are CONSEQUENCES to not doing these things.

    The entire point of the exercise was to get people out of the mindset that they are trapped in the situation they find themselves in. Interestingly, several people left the company within a couple of months after this class. They realized that they were not happy with their jobs, and decided to make a change. Some just changed companies (and probably just moved their problems with them). However, several people made huge career changes. One went to medical school and became an internist. Another went back to school and got certification to teach.

    I talked to a couple of these folks a year or so later, and they were all much happier.

    • Bookscrounger

      Good points.

      Of course, your instructor left out ‘pay taxes.’ Because that one you have to do one last time even after you’re dead…

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