>This Story is too Good... Go ahead and spend some time to read it > >________________________ > >Imagine you are at an Airport. While you're waiting for your flight, >you notice a kiosk selling cookies. You buy a box, put them in your >raveling bag and then you patiently search for an available seat so >you can sit down and enjoy your cookies. Finally, you find a seat >next to a gentleman. You reach down into your traveling bag and pull >out your box of cookies. > >As you do so, you notice that the gentleman starts watching you >intensely. He stares as you open the box and his eyes follow your hand >as you pick up the cookie and bring it to your mouth. Just then he >reaches over and takes one of your cookies from the box, and eats it! >You're more than a little surprised at this. Actually, you're at a >loss for words. Not only does he take one cookie, but also he >alternates with you. For every one cookie you take, he takes one. > >Now, what's your immediate impression of this guy? Crazy? Greedy? He's >got some nerve? Can you imagine the words you might use to describe >this man to your associates back at the office? > >Meanwhile, you both continue eating the cookies until there's just one >left. To your surprise, the man reaches over and takes it. But then >he does something unexpected. He breaks it in half, and gives half to >you. After he's finished with his half he gets up, and without a >word, he leaves. > >You think to yourself, "Did this really happen?" You're left sitting >there dumbfounded and still hungry. So you go back to the kiosk and >buy another box of cookies. You then return to your seat and begin >opening your new box of cookies when you glance down into your >traveling bag. Sitting there in your bag is your original box of >cookies - still unopened. > >Only then do you realize that when you reached down earlier, you had >reached into the other man's bag, and grabbed his box of cookies by >mistake. > >Now what do you think of the man? Generous? Tolerant? You've just >experienced a profound paradigm shift. You're seeing things from a new >point of view. Is it time to change your point of view? >________________________ > >Now, think of this story as it relates to your life. Seeing things >from a new point of view can be very enlightening. Think outside the >box. Don't settle for the status quo. Be open to suggestions. Things >may not be what they seem.