Tag Archives: putting others first

Thinking Ahead

A man was watching his eighty-year-old neighbor planting a small peach tree. He approached the man and asked, “You don’t expect to eat peaches from that tree, do you?” The old man rested on his spade and answered, “No, at … Continue reading

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The Best Cure

After giving a lecture on mental health, psychiatrist Karl Menninger fielded questions from the audience. “What advice would you give a person who felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” someone asked. Dr. Menninger replied, “Lock up your house, go across … Continue reading

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All about Me

I was at a basketball game recently when I had a conversation with the two-year-old granddaughter of some friends. Or at least I tried to have a conversation with her. The discussion was very one-sided. The little girl had evidently … Continue reading

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Good Team Player

University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari was the featured speaker at Gov. Matt Bevin’s prayer breakfast on February 16, 2016. The main focus of his message was putting others above yourself. Calipari told of the time when former … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Place

It is reported that the famous actor Gregory Peck was once standing in line with a friend, waiting for a table in a crowded Los Angeles restaurant. They had been waiting for some time. The diners seemed to be taking … Continue reading

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Self-Centered

Someone once pointed out that we spend the first couple of years of a baby’s life making that tiny human think that he or she is the most important thing in the universe, and then we spend the next 20 … Continue reading

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