I came across this little list and thought it had some good points. I especially like # 1; which one did you like? Feel free to comment below!
1, Keep your temper to yourself
2, Give your enthusiasm to everybody.
3, Be yourself, forget yourself, become genuinely interested in the other guy.
4, Be fair, honest, friendly - and you'll be admired and liked
5, Make other people feel important
6, Count your assets and stamp out self pity
7, Meet the other person at his/her level
8, Put your smile power to work
9, Keep moving
10, Keep trying
11, Give the gift of heart
12, Forgive yourself if you fail
13, Be lavish with kindness
14, Overwhelm people with your charm, not your power
15, Keep your promises
16, Be an optimist
This was a cute story that I came across some time ago and I hope you get a smile and a laugh from it; just as I did!
Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all those who bake for church events.
Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptisit Church Ladies' Group in Tuscaloosa, but forgot to do it until the last minute.
She remembered the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing and helping her son pack for Scout camp.
When Alice took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured.
She thought, "Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake."
This cake was important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church and in her new community of friends.
So, being inventive, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake.
Alice found it in the bathroom - a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and covered it with icing.
Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect.
Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work, Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment it opened at 9:30 and buy the cake and bring it home.
When Amanda arrived at the sale, she found the attractive, perfect cake had already been sold.
She grabbed her cell phone and called her mom.
Alice was horrified - she was beside herself. Everyone would know! What would they think?
She would be ostracized, talked about, and ridiculed! All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing fingers at her and taling about her behind her back.
The next day, Alice promised herself she would try no to think about the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good time. Alice did not want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than oce had looked down her nose at Alice because she was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa but, having already RSVP'd, she couldn't think of a believable excuse to stay home.
The meal was elegant, the company was definelty upper crust old South and to Alice's horror, the cake in question was presented for dessert!
Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake! She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "What a beautiful cake!"
Alice still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself."
Alice smiled and thought to herself, "God is good."
I am just an ordinary girl who is loved by an extraordinary God and I seek to love others the same way. I love to bake, read, do puzzles, watch Hallmark movies, and go shopping with my mom! This blog was created as a place where I could share some thoughts that the Lord has shown me and to be an encouragement to others who desire to know Him in a deeper way. My prayer is to learn to sit still and trust God with my future.
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