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Story's by O.Frank

If 99.9 percent is good enough for the customer, THEN…
The IRS will lose 2 million documents this year.
22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong bank accounts in the next 60 minutes.
268,500 defective tires will be shipped this year.
14,208 defective personal computers will be shipped this year.
2,488,200 books will be shipped in the next 12 months with the wrong cover.
5,517,200 cases of soft drinks produced in the next 12 months will be flat.
3,506 copies of tomorrow's Wall Street Journal will be missing one of the three sections.
18.322 pieces of mail will be mishandled in the next hour.
880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strips.
55 malfunctioning automatic teller machines will be installed in the next 12 months.
761,900 will be spent in the 12 months on tapes and compact discs that won't play.
107 incorrect medical procedures will be performed by the end of the day
315 entries in Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language will turn out to be misspelled.
So 1/10th of 1 percent in today's world is not good enough.
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The three hardest tasks
Return Love for hate
Include the excluded
To say - "I was wrong"
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To have a perfect garden this year, start as soon as possible:
Plant three rows of peas:
Peas of mind
Peas of heart
Peas of soul.
Plant four rows of squash:
Squash tattling
Squash indifference
Squash grumbling
Squash selfishness.
Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be truthful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be happy
Lettuce really love one another.
No garden should be without turnips:
Turnip for service when needed
Turnip to help one another
Turnip the music and dance.
Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow. To conclude our garden, we must have thyme:
Thyme for fun
Thyme for rest
Thyme for ourselves.
Pretty nice garden, don't you think?
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Only Love Can
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Billions
According to a recent government publication ...
A billion seconds ago Harry Truman was president.
A billion minutes ago was just after the time of Christ.
A billion hours ago man had not yet walked on earth.
A billion dollars ago was yesterday at the U.S. Treasury.
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Money:
It can buy you a House………..But not a Home
It can buy you a Bed……..……But not Sleep
It can buy you a Clock…..…….But not Time
It can buy you a Book…...…….But not knowledge
It can buy you a Position……… But not Respect
It can buy you Medicine……….. But not Health
It can buy you Blood…………… But not Life
It can buy you Sex……………….But not Love
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REALIZE
To realize the value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
To realize the value of one month:
Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of one hour:
Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize the value of one second:
Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of one millisecond:
Ask a person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend:
Lose one.
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This was found in the purse of my aunt who transitioned sometime back.
Today is mine.
It is unique.
Nobody in the world has one exactly like it.
And all of my future potential I can fill it with joyous moments or Ruin it with fruitless worry.
If painful recollections of the past come into my mind,
Or frightening thoughts of the future,
I can put them away,
they cannot spoil today for me.
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Something to Ponder
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death ... you are more blessed than three billion people in the world. If your parents are still alive and still married ... you are very rare, even in the United States. If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not. If you can hold someone's hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder you are blessed because you can offer healing touch. If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all. Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how very blessed we all are.
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Charles Shultz’s Philosophy
Take this quiz: You don't actually have to take the quiz. Just read straight through, and you'll get the point, an awesome one, that it is trying to make!
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners. How did
you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you. Easier?
The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones
with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care. Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life. Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. ----- Charles Schultz

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