Monday, September 17, 2007

Are You Feeling Important Today?

My Dad used to tell me a story about feeling important. He said if I ever felt indispensable, to get a glass of water. Then stick my finger down in the water. Then pull out my finger, and if it left a hole, then I was indispensable. I'll never forget what he said.

Dad sent me the following poem the other day which tells a similar lesson. It came from friends of his in Australia. You can visit them by going to the web site of
Glen and Colleen Williams. They have many interesting things on their web site.

Indispensable Man

Sometimes when you think you’re important

Sometimes when you’re in bloom

Sometimes when you take it for granted

That you’re the most qualified in the room

Sometimes when you think that your leaving
Will leave an unfillable hole.

Just take this simple example

And see how it humbles your soul

Take a bucket and fill it with water
Put your hand in up to the wrist

Take it out and the hole that’s remaining

Is the measure of how you’ll be missed

You may splash all you wish as you enter
You may stir up the water galore

But just wait for only one minute

And you will find it’s the same as before

Now the moral to this little story
Is to do the best you that can

Be proud of yourself but remember

There’s no indispensable man

~by Saxon White Kessinger

Quote of the Day

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
~Abraham Lincoln

Joke of the Day

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble
when they open their mouths.

~Author Unknown

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