Sunday, August 14, 2011

WHEN THE "WHOLE WORLD STINKS" IN LIFE

Delicious breakfast food - “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”

Do you remember the story of the sailor who over-imbibed and fell
asleep at his table? His bud­dies smeared a bit of strong smelling
cheese dip on his mustache, which caused him to wake up and look
around. He sniffed and then walked out­side, sniffed again and came
back in, walked out and back in one more time and finally sat back
down in his seat. "It's no use," he said to his friend, "the whole
world stinks!"

Ever felt that way? We have all experienced bad days and horrible
situations. We've felt trapped, helpless and, at times, hopeless. We
may have even believed that the whole world stinks.

But I like the tremendous way one woman has learned to approach
living. She grew up in ex­treme poverty, but was privileged to be in a
Sunday School class taught by a young woman named Alice Freeman
Palmer, who was later to become president of Wellesley College. One
Sunday, the teacher asked the children to find something beautiful in
their homes, and then tell the other children about it the next week.

The following Sunday, when the little girl was asked what she found
that was beautiful at home, she thought of her impoverished condition
and replied, "Nothing. There's nothing beautiful where I live,
except...except the sunshine on our baby's curls."

Years later, long after Mrs. Palmer's un­timely death, her husband was
lecturing at a uni­versity in the western United States. He was
ap­proached by a distinguished looking woman who fondly recalled that
she had been a member of his wife's Sunday School class. "I can
remember that your wife once asked us to find something beautiful in
our homes, and that I came back saying the only beautiful thing I
could find was the sunshine on my sister's curls. But that assignment
your wife made was the turning point in my life. I began to look for
something beautiful wherever I was, and I've been doing it ever
since." That one suggestion turned her life around.

If you have been thinking your "whole world stinks," the daily habit
of looking for some­thing beautiful can help you see the good that is
in the world, and transform your hope into enough positive energy to
build a life that counts.

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