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The Power of Attitude

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by cheer, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Not long ago I was in Nashville, Tennessee and I went into a convenience store to get a newspaper and a pack a gum.

    The young women at the check-out counter said, "That 'll be five dollars please," and as
    I reached into my wallet, the thought occurred to me that a newspaper and gum didn't
    quite make it to five dollars.

    When I looked up to get a "re-quote", she had a big smile on her face and said, "Gotcha!

    I got to get my tip in there somehow!"

    I laughed when I knew I'd been had. She then glanced down at the paper I was buying

    and said, "I'm sick and tired of all this negative stuff on the front pages. I want to read
    some good news for a change."
    She then said, "In fact, I think someone should just publish a Good News newspaper -
    a paper with wonderful, inspiring stories about people overcoming adversity and doing
    good things for others. I'd buy one everyday!"

    She then thanked me for coming in and said, "Maybe we'll get lucky tomorrow; maybe

    we'll get some good news," and she laughed. She made my day.

    The following day, after my business appointments, I dropped by the same store again

    to pick up a bottled water, but a different young lady was behind the counter.

    As I checked out I said, "Good afternoon," and handed her my money for the water. She

    said nothing - not a word, not a smile...nothing. She just handed me my change and in
    a negative tone ordered...."Next!"

    It hit me right between the eyes: Two people, same age; one made me feel great, and

    the other, well, made me feel that I had inconvenienced her by showing up.

    By the choices we make, by the attitudes we exhibit, we are influencing lives every day .

    in positive or negative ways...our family, our peers, our friends, and even strangers we've
    never met before and will never meet again.

    So when you brush your teeth every morning, look in the mirror and ask yourself..."Are

    there things I'd like to change?" How will you choose to live your life...as "the grouch"
    or as "the good news girl?"

    Your answer will go a long way toward determining the joy and happiness that you will

    experience in your life.
     
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  2. kalpana

    kalpana Junior IL'ite

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    Good one Cheer. Thanks for sharing with us.:tongue
     
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  3. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    ure welcome kalpana, good to know u liked it.
     
  4. Padmash

    Padmash Platinum IL'ite

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    hi Cheer,

    u made us to cheer

    bye

    padma
     
  5. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi, Cheer,

    Good one.

    You made me think with that.
     
  6. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Padma & chitra,

    nice to hear u both liked it, yep it's all depend how is ur attitude abt life.
     

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