Story To Reflect Upon 139, 140

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  1. 1. Story To Reflect Upon 139The Story of a ClownA certain man made an appointment to see a psychologist.He arrived at the psychologists office and said to him,"Doctor, I always feel depressed. No matter what I do I stillfeel depressed. I just dont knowwhat to do."The psychologist looked at him and said, "Come with me tothe window."The man followed and then the psychologist pointed outsideand said,"Do you see that tent over there in the distance? Well, thereis a circus in town and it is really good. There are lots ofacts to watch; especially the clown acts. And there is oneclown in particular who is extremely funny. He will makeyou rock with laughter over and overagain. Go and see that clown and I guarantee that you willnot have reason to be depressed again!"The man turned to the psychologist with sad eyes and said,"Doctor, I am that clown!"Reflection* ‘There is no art to find the mind’s construction in theface.’ How very true oftentimes! The actual mentalstates and feelings of a person can only becompletely known by himself.* We need to address the problem of depression whichis getting more prevalent today.
  2. 2. Story To Reflect Upon 140Three Powerful WordsA funny story is told about General George Patton from hisWorld War II days. He once accepted an invitation to dine at apress camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups but,obviously thinking he was served coffee, Patton poured creaminto his cup. As he stirred in sugar, Patton was warned that hiscup contained red wine and not coffee.Now, General Patton could never, never be wrong. Withouthesitating he replied, "I know. I like my wine this way." And hedrank it!I relate this story because I see something of myself, and perhapsmost of us, here. It is difficult to admit mistakes. It is hard toadmit when we are wrong. Three of lifes most difficult words tosay are,"I was wrong."But they are also three of the most powerful words we can utter."I was wrong" breaks down barriers between people. It bringsestranged people together. And it creates a climate whereintimacy and love may flourish. You may be surprised at howpositively many people respond to the words, "I was wrong"!Naturally, it is a risk. But to admit when you are wrong is not toconfess that you are a "bad" person. Simply an honest one andtrue friends will appreciate you for it.Whole and happy lives are built by people who have learned thepower of intimacy, in part, through the use of the words "I waswrong." ( From a Forwarded Email )Reflection* The pride and ego in a person can be very strong and hecan’t bring himself to admit his mistake or apologize for anymistake he might have made.* There is strength in admitting to a wrong-doing andapologizing and from there grow in the learning process.
  3. 3. Story To Reflect Upon 140Three Powerful WordsA funny story is told about General George Patton from hisWorld War II days. He once accepted an invitation to dine at apress camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups but,obviously thinking he was served coffee, Patton poured creaminto his cup. As he stirred in sugar, Patton was warned that hiscup contained red wine and not coffee.Now, General Patton could never, never be wrong. Withouthesitating he replied, "I know. I like my wine this way." And hedrank it!I relate this story because I see something of myself, and perhapsmost of us, here. It is difficult to admit mistakes. It is hard toadmit when we are wrong. Three of lifes most difficult words tosay are,"I was wrong."But they are also three of the most powerful words we can utter."I was wrong" breaks down barriers between people. It bringsestranged people together. And it creates a climate whereintimacy and love may flourish. You may be surprised at howpositively many people respond to the words, "I was wrong"!Naturally, it is a risk. But to admit when you are wrong is not toconfess that you are a "bad" person. Simply an honest one andtrue friends will appreciate you for it.Whole and happy lives are built by people who have learned thepower of intimacy, in part, through the use of the words "I waswrong." ( From a Forwarded Email )Reflection* The pride and ego in a person can be very strong and hecan’t bring himself to admit his mistake or apologize for anymistake he might have made.* There is strength in admitting to a wrong-doing andapologizing and from there grow in the learning process.
  4. 4. Story To Reflect Upon 140Three Powerful WordsA funny story is told about General George Patton from hisWorld War II days. He once accepted an invitation to dine at apress camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups but,obviously thinking he was served coffee, Patton poured creaminto his cup. As he stirred in sugar, Patton was warned that hiscup contained red wine and not coffee.Now, General Patton could never, never be wrong. Withouthesitating he replied, "I know. I like my wine this way." And hedrank it!I relate this story because I see something of myself, and perhapsmost of us, here. It is difficult to admit mistakes. It is hard toadmit when we are wrong. Three of lifes most difficult words tosay are,"I was wrong."But they are also three of the most powerful words we can utter."I was wrong" breaks down barriers between people. It bringsestranged people together. And it creates a climate whereintimacy and love may flourish. You may be surprised at howpositively many people respond to the words, "I was wrong"!Naturally, it is a risk. But to admit when you are wrong is not toconfess that you are a "bad" person. Simply an honest one andtrue friends will appreciate you for it.Whole and happy lives are built by people who have learned thepower of intimacy, in part, through the use of the words "I waswrong." ( From a Forwarded Email )Reflection* The pride and ego in a person can be very strong and hecan’t bring himself to admit his mistake or apologize for anymistake he might have made.* There is strength in admitting to a wrong-doing andapologizing and from there grow in the learning process.
  5. 5. Story To Reflect Upon 140Three Powerful WordsA funny story is told about General George Patton from hisWorld War II days. He once accepted an invitation to dine at apress camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups but,obviously thinking he was served coffee, Patton poured creaminto his cup. As he stirred in sugar, Patton was warned that hiscup contained red wine and not coffee.Now, General Patton could never, never be wrong. Withouthesitating he replied, "I know. I like my wine this way." And hedrank it!I relate this story because I see something of myself, and perhapsmost of us, here. It is difficult to admit mistakes. It is hard toadmit when we are wrong. Three of lifes most difficult words tosay are,"I was wrong."But they are also three of the most powerful words we can utter."I was wrong" breaks down barriers between people. It bringsestranged people together. And it creates a climate whereintimacy and love may flourish. You may be surprised at howpositively many people respond to the words, "I was wrong"!Naturally, it is a risk. But to admit when you are wrong is not toconfess that you are a "bad" person. Simply an honest one andtrue friends will appreciate you for it.Whole and happy lives are built by people who have learned thepower of intimacy, in part, through the use of the words "I waswrong." ( From a Forwarded Email )Reflection* The pride and ego in a person can be very strong and hecan’t bring himself to admit his mistake or apologize for anymistake he might have made.* There is strength in admitting to a wrong-doing andapologizing and from there grow in the learning process.

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