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04-05-06, 10:26 AM #1
Dog and the Leopard
A wealthy man and his dog were on Safari when one day the dog starts chasing butterflies and gets lost. Wandering about, the dog notices a leopard sprinting towards him, with the intention of having him for lunch.
The dog thinks, "Boyo, I'm in deep doo doo now." But out of the corner of his eye he notices some bones on the ground and immediately turns his back towards the cat and starts chewing them
As the leopard is about to leap on him, the dog exclaims loudly, "Man, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here?"
The leopard halts his attack in mid stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew, that was a close call. The dog nearly had me!" says the leopard.
Meanwhile, on a nearby tree a monkey had watched this scene and figured he could put his knowledge to use in exchange for protection from the leopard. As he heads off, the dog notices the monkey running after the leopard at great speed and figures something is up.
Catching up with the leopard, the monkey tells all and strikes a deal. The cat is furious at being made a fool of and say, "Here monkey, hop on my back and see what will happen to that canine!"
The dog sees monkey and leopard approaching and thinks, "What will I do now?" But, instead of running, the dog sits down with his back facing the attackers and pretends he hasn't seen them. Just when they get close enough to hear, the dog says, "Now where is that monkey! I just can never trust him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard, and he's still not back!"
A smile cost nothing, but gives so much.
It enriches those who receive it,without making poorer those who give.It takes but a moment, but the memoryof it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that hecan get along without it,and none is so poor but thathe can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,fosters goodwill in business,and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,or stolen, for it is something that is of novalue to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.Give them one of yours, as none needs a smileso much as he who has no more to give.
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04-05-06, 12:29 PM #2
Survival of the Smartest.'The Art of War' teaches us to "Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's coming, but on our own readiness to receive him"--Sun Tsu
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