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Old 04-20-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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It's not always WHAT you say, but, HOW you say it.

One day, there was a blind man sitting on the steps of a
building with a hat by his feet and a sign that read: "I am blind,
please help."

A creative publicist was walking by and stopped to observe. He
saw that the blind man had only a few coins in his hat. He dropped in
more coins and, without asking for permission, took the sign and
rewrote it.

He returned the sign to the blind man and left.

That afternoon the publicist returned to the blind man and
noticed that his hat was full of bills and coins.

The blind man recognized his footsteps and asked if it was he
who had rewritten his sign and wanted to know what he had written on it.

The publicist responded: "Nothing that was not true. I just
wrote the message a little differently." He smiled and went on his way.

The new sign read: "Today is Spring and I cannot see it."

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Sometimes we need to change our strategy. If we always do what
we've always done, we'll always get what we've always gotten.

And, remember too, sometimes it's not WHAT we say, it's HOW we
say it!!

Chinese Proverb:
"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit
from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others."

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Old 04-20-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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Very touching, and so true!
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:34 PM   #3
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Thought provoking, thanks Texas

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I really liked this texasgirl. Thanks!

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Old 04-21-2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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ahhh, the art of b.s. - my favourite subject.

tg speaketh the truth. and i like the proverb. karma for that.

another point. it doesn't matter how correct you are, or how passionately you believe in your viewpoint. if you want to get a point across to someone, you have to say it in a way that they will understand.
repeating your viewpoint, often louder and louder to someone is like speaking to a tourist who doesn't understand your language.

there's a fine line between being right, and being righteous to a fault.
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