Spreading Good News (Part 269 – Don’t Try To Please Everybody)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about my books!!

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THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place”

Keisha Glenn, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Wayne County, Michigan, says, “The Vision is crafted in such a way that it is the perfect tool for young children to learn about the value of education and for African-American children to briefly witness the struggles of their ancestors in obtaining an education.

The worksheets in the book are a wonderful way to get children to recognize, think about, and discuss the opportunities available to them both educationally and socially.  Having the children create goals and sign contracts is a wonderful idea to stimulate enthusiasm and create a sense of accomplishment.

As a juvenile court prosecutor, I saw first-hand how many kids took for granted the opportunities they had to get an education.  I think every classroom and courtroom dealing with young children should make The Vision required reading.”

 

Read the preview and reviews for THE VISION:  Telling Kids That They Can Make the World a Better Place and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.

 

VIEW OUR CABLE TV AD HERE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXHTT8NGT8

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TODAY’S QUOTE

ENJOY THE SOUND OF QUIET.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

I think folks are getting a kick out of sending me pieces to post on my blog for readers to ingest and enjoy.  My cousin, Patricia Eddings, sent me this piece.

It clearly illustrates why you should not try to please everybody.

Don’t Try to Please Everybody

An old man, a boy, and a donkey were going to town.  The boy rode on the donkey, and the old man walked.

As they went along, they passed some people who remarked, “What a shame!  The old man is walking, and the boy is riding.”

The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.

Later, they passed some people who remarked, “What a shame!  He makes that little boy walk.”  So they then decided they’d both walk!

Soon they passed some more people who remarked, “They’re really stupid to walk when they have a decent donkey to ride.”

So, they both rode the donkey.

Then they passed some people who shamed them by saying, “How awful to
put such a load on a poor donkey.”

The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.

As they crossed a bridge, they lost their grip on the animal, and it fell into the river and drowned.

 

THE MORAL OF THE STORY:  If you try to please everyone, you might as well. . .
Kiss your ass goodbye!

 

~ Author unknown

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~ Joyce Fields

 

 

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 269 – Don’t Try To Please Everybody)

  1. Lena says:

    Haha funny. So true. You can’t please everyone. It’s impossible, and in the end your just exhausted from trying to meet everyone’s expectations. Please God, everything else will fall into place.

  2. John877 says:

    Very nice site!

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