Friday, May 11, 2007

Something to think about


A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport.


As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend


her time. She also bought a packet of cookies. She sat down in an armchair,


in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace. Beside the armchair


where the packet of cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his


magazine and started reading. When she took out the first cookie, the man took


one also. She felt irritated but said nothing. She just thought: "What a nerve! If


I was in the mood I would punch him for daring!" For each cookie she took,


the man took one too. This was infuriating her but she didn't want to cause a


scene. When only one cookie remained, she thought: "ah... What this abusive


man do now?" Then, the man, taking the last cookie, divided it into half,


giving her on half. Ah! That was too much! She was much too angry


now! In a huff, she took her book, her things and stormed to the boarding


place. When she sat down in her seat, inside the plane, she looked into her


purse to take her eyeglasses out, and to her surprise, her packet of cookies


was there, un touched, unopened! She felt so ashamed!!! She realized that


she was wrong... She had forgotten that her cookies were kept in her purse.


The man had divided his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter.


...while she had been very angry, thinking that she was dividing her cookies


with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself...nor to apologize."


There are 4 things that you cannot recover.


The stone... after the throw!


The word... after it's said!


The occasion... after the loss!


The time... after it's gone!


12 comments:

my78novata said...

yes its very true

sugarsweet056 said...

I love this! It's so very true!!!!
Hugz,
Sug

lisa41076 said...

Lisa, I love that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Lisa P.S. last I checked the petition it was 1379 signatures

barbpinion said...

Somebody sent me this a few days ago; was happy to see you'd posted it because I'd accidentally deleted it and wanted to share it with my sister. Have an AWESOME weekend, dear one.
Hugs, love & prayers,
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pharmolo said...

Thought provoking indeed, Lisa. Have a good weekend.

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:)

Deb

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penniepooh said...

I have never heard this one before. I loved it.
Hugs
Penny
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queeniemart said...

SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am embarressed for that lady.

Love,lisa