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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Making The Best of You! (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

My dearest friends,

Hope you are all doing great! Here is a true story written by Steve
Goodier that I would like to share with you.

They say "make the best of a bad situation." But I believe the bad
situation makes the best of you. Even the irritations of life can be
useful. President Abraham Lincoln showed us how this is so.

One of his cabinet appointees, Edwin Stanton, frequently found flaws
with the president and criticized him -- sometimes in public. Lincoln
seemed to show excessive patience with him. The president was asked
why he kept such a man in a high level position.

Lincoln characteristically responded with a story. He told about a
time he was visiting with an old farmer. He noticed a big horsefly
biting the flank of the farmer's horse. Lincoln said he reached over
to brush the fly away. As he did so, the farmer stopped him and
cautioned, "Don't do that, friend. That horsefly is the only thing
keeping this old horse moving."

Even life's many irritations and problems have their place. They may
cause us to change directions. Or prod us to greater achievement. Or
keep us moving along when it's easier to go nowhere.

Are you simply making the best of a bad situation, or will it make the
best of you?

Have an excellent day!
Much Love,

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