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  • 1. 1Today Is The WorldClose Friend Day
  • 2. 2 From: Lavina Smith <lsmith061@cinci.rr.com> To: Lavina Smith <lsmith061@cinci.rr.com> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:42 AM Subject: Thank You For Being My FriendEmail Forwarded By: Mother BerniceStokes T h a n k you for beingemy g M y FIr mayd! Thank Y o u F o r B i n friend. i e n not see you often but I know you are there and you are a part of my life. I love you! God bless and have a blessed Easter!!! Lavina
  • 3. 3An Old One, But Still A Good OneTo Pass Around! Amazing What Positive Feedback Can Do For People!
  • 4. 4Anatomy Executive Education One Day A Teacher Asked Her Students To List The Names Of The Other Students in The Room On Two Sheets Of Paper Leaving A Space Between Each Name!
  • 5. 5Kindness!Then, She Told Them To Think Of The Nicest ThingThey Could Say About Each Of Their Classmates AndWrite It Down.It Took The Remainder Of The Class Period To FinishTheir Assignment, And As The Students Left TheRoom, Each One Handed in The Papers.That Saturday, The Teacher Wrote Down The Name OfEach Student On A Separate Sheet Of Paper, AndListed What Everyone Else Had Said About ThatIndividual.
  • 6. 6List Distribution To StudentsOn Monday, The Math Teacher Distributed The List ToEach Student.Before Long, The Entire Class Was Smiling. ‘Really?’ TheTeacher Heard Whispered. ‘I Never Knew That I MeantAnything To Anyone!’ And, ‘I Did Not Know Others LikedMe So Much,’ WERE Most Of The Comments.No One Ever Mentioned Those Papers In Class Again!She Never Knew If They Discussed Them After Class OrWith Their Parents, But, It Did Not Matter. The ExerciseHad Accomplished Its Purpose. The Students WEREHappy With Themselves And One Another. That Group OfStudents Moved On.
  • 7. 7 Exercise Not Forgotten By StudentsSeveral Years Later, One Of The Students Was Killed InVietnam And His Teacher Attended The Funeral Of ThatSpecial Student. She Had Never Seen A Serviceman in AMilitary Coffin Before. He Looked So Handsome, So Mature.The Church Was Packed With His Friends. One ByOne, Those Who Loved Him Took A Last Walk By The Coffin.The Teacher Was The Last One To Bless The Coffin.As She Stood There, One Of The Soldiers Who Acted AsPallbearer Came Up To Her. ‘Were You Mark’s MathTeacher?’ He Asked. She Nodded: ‘Yes.’ Then He Said:‘Mark Talked About You A Lot.’
  • 8. 8After The FuneralAfter The Funeral, Most Of Mark’s Former Classmates WentTogether To A Luncheon. Mark’s Mother And Father WEREThere, Obviously Waiting To Speak With His Teacher.We Want To Show You Something, ‘His Father Said, Taking AWallet Out Of His Pocket. ‘They Found This on Mark When He WasKilled.. We Thought You Might Recognize It.’Opening The Billfold, He Carefully Removed Two Worn Pieces OfNotebook Paper That Had Obviously Been Taped, Folded AndRefolded Many Times. The Teacher Knew Without Looking ThatThe Papers Were The Ones On Which She Had Listed All TheGood Things Each Of Mark’s Classmates Had Said About Him.‘Thank You So Much For Doing That,’ Mark’s Mother Said. ‘As YouCan See, Mark Treasured It.’
  • 9. 9Mark’s Former ClassmatesAll Of Mark’s Former Classmates Started To Gather Around CharlieSmiled Rather Sheepishly And Said, ‘I Still Have My List. It Is In TheTop Drawer Of My Desk At Home.’Chuck’s Wife Said, ‘Chuck Asked Me To Put His In Our WeddingAlbum.’I Have Mine Too,’ Marilyn Said. It Is In My Diary.’Then, Vicki, Another Classmate, Reached Into HerPocketbook, Took Out Her Wallet And Showed Her Worn A FrazzledList To The Group. ‘I Carry This With Me At All Times,’ VickiSaid, Without Batting An Eyelash, She Continued. I Think We AllSaved Our Lists.’
  • 10. 10Amazed!That Is When The Teacher Finally Sat Down And Cried. She Cried ForMark And For All His Friends Who Would Never See Him Again.The Density Of People In Society Is So Thick That We Forget That LifeWill End One Day. And We Do Not Know When That One Day Will Be.So Please, Tell The People You Love And Care For, That They Are SpecialAnd Important. Tell Them, Before It Is Too Late.And One Way To Accomplish This Is: Forward This Message On. If YouDo Not Send It, You Will Have, Once Again Passed Up The WonderfulOpportunity To Do Something Nice And Beautiful.If You Have Received This, It Is Because Someone Cares For You And ItMeans There Is Probably At Least Someone For Whom You Care.
  • 11. 11 Take Time Out And Forward This MessageIf You Are ‘Too Busy To Take Those Few Minutes RightNow To Forward This Message On, Would This Be TheVERY First Time You Did Not Do That Little Thing ThatWould Make A Difference In Your Relationships?The More People That You Send This To, The Better YouWill Be At Reaching Out To Those You Care About.Remember, You Reap What You Sow (Galatians 6:7). What You Put Into The Lives Of Others Comes Back Into Yours.!