Spreading Good News (Part 296 – The Genie and the Manager)

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 our books!!


THIS WEEK’S REVIEW:  “Line of Serenity”

Darriell McKeithen of Florissant, Missouri, says, “I loved this book because it brought back so many wonderful memories of my own childhood which was very similar to the author.  The book was humorous in parts and gave the reader such insight into the lives of a solid African American family who loved and respected each other.  It is timely
for such a time as this when so many stereotypes are in print about African American families.  It displayed a hard working set of parents who were determined to raise their children to become solid productive citizens and not rely on welfare programs for their success.  Many other ethnic groups think African Americans are all poor, illiterate, lazy and without fathers or solid male role models.  This book shows without a shadow of doubt how the majority of African American families survived in spite of the climate of racism in the U.S.  It created a warm and proud feeling within me while reading and reminded me to be grateful all over again for the wonderful parents I had.  Growing up in the late 40’s and 50’s was truly a wonderful experience and I can only wish that the children of this day and age could be blessed to have the same experiences.  You should encourage Mrs. Fields to write a sequel to this wonderful, uplifting book!”

Read the preview and reviews for “Line of Serenity” and order today at http://www.GoodShortBooks.com.


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Well, this is Wednesday’s post.  Time for a little laughter!  I hope this at least makes you smile!!

The Genie and the Manager

A sales rep, a clerk, and a manager are walking to lunch when they see a really old oil lamp.

Thinking that they found something valuable, they rub it and, lo and behold, a genie appears!

The genie says, “I’ll give each of you one wish.”

“Me first!” exclaims the clerk.  “I want to be in the Greek Islands, on board a yacht and without a care in the world.”

Poof!  The clerk disappears.

“I’m next!  I’m next!” says the sales guy.  “Take me to the Caribbean where I can relax on
the beach with a gorgeous girl to massage me.”

Poof!  And he disappears.

“OK, your turn now,” says the genie to the manager.

The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”

MORAL OF THE STORY:  Always let your boss have the first say.


NOTE FROM JOYCEIf this piece did something for you, send the link to others.  Thanks!!


~ Joyce Fields

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 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 296 – The Genie and the Manager)

  1. Cute little story. Maybe the manager should’ve asked for a new job, so he wouldn’t have to worry. 🙂

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