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The Boy & The Waitress:

Decades ago, when things cost far less than they do today, a 10-year-old boy entered a crowded coffee shop and sat at a vacant table. A waitress brought him a glass of water. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” the boy asked.

“Fifty cents,” the waitress told him. The boy pulled out the coins in his pocket and counted them. “Well, how much is plain ice cream?” he asked. Other people were waiting, and the waitress was impatient. “Thirty-five cents,” she replied brusquely.

“I’ll have a plain ice cream,” the boy told her. The waitress brought the ice cream, plopped the check on the table, and said: “Pay up front, son.” The boy ate the ice cream, paid and left. When the waitress returned to clear the table, tears came to her eyes. Besides the empty ice cream dish were two nickels and five pennies. The boy had enough money for the sundae. But he couldn’t order it, because he had to leave the waitress a tip.

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Wisdow from The World's Smartest & Most Successful

“Optimism is the one quality, more associated with success and happiness, than any other.” –Brian Tracy-

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” -Eartha Kitt-

“Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit–and man is hisown gardener.” -James Allen-

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy-

“Things are only impossible, until they are not.” – Jean Luc Picard-

“Will you succeed, yes you will indeed. 98 ¾% guaranteed. Oh, the places you’ll go.” -Dr Seuss-

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Good News?

Seeing the Good in people
(from the Maxwell Daily Reader, John Maxwell)

A tip from Hall of Fame baseball great Reggie Jackson, on seeing the good in people:

Look for the best in others. Anyone can see weaknesses, mistakes and shortcomings. Criticism is as easy as sweating in the desert.

Jackson says: “A great manager has a knack for making ballplayer think they are better than they think they are. He lets you know he believes in you. And once you LEAR how good you really are, you never settle for playing anything less than your very best.”

That’s true in any area of life: business, parenting, marriage, ministry, and so forth. Don’t look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes in others. Look for their best. Strangely- you’ll end up helping them find their best.

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Positive Energy?

Here’s What Really Blew Me Away:(Thanks to Seth Godin for this wonderful piece Sethgodin.typepad.com)

This message catches your attention and tells you why something MATTERED. Why something stood out.

We need more: Standing out. Exceptionalism. Memorable stuff. We need less: Blending in. Ordinary stuff. Mediocrity. We have enough of that.

Seth Godin on: “but what really blew me away A simple fill in the blank for creating a remarkable service, partnership or experience:

“I was pleased that I got what I paid for, that the food was properly cooked, that they honored their contract, that the roller coaster worked, that there was no trash on the ground, and that the staff looked me in the eye. But what really blew me away was”

By definition, whatever goes in the blank is an extra, more than you had to do. But what you must do to be considered remarkable. (Remarkable is what we call something we remark on).

The fear of what you’d hit. The speed with ‘no vision.’ What about running into/ over other competitors?

Question of the day: So, what are you doing… to BLOW PEOPLE AWAY? To MAKE A DIFFERENCE? To CREATE A MEMORY

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Cool Things Humans Do?

Faith in Humanity

I am the principal of Rome High School in Rome, Georgia. One of my students who comes from a very poor socioeconomic background found $100 in cash. The girl immediately turned the money into the front office. There was no hesitation, and there was no way anyone would have known if she kept the money for herself. I know the money would have meant a lot to this girl!

We figured out who had lost the money. It was another girl who came from the same type of background as our good citizen. Why was she carrying so much cash? It was money she had worked for to pay for her senior cap and gown and graduation invitations. The girl cried tears of joy when the money was returned.

We see examples like this almost daily. It restores one’s faith in the teenagers of today–and– our leaders of tomorrow!

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Humor & Levity?

The Famed Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” “I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes” replies Watson. “And what do you deduce from that?” Watson ponders for a minute. “Well,

  • Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
  • Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.
  • Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three.
  • Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
  • Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe.

But what does it tell you, Holmes?”
Holmes is silent for a moment. “Watson, you idiot!” he says.
“Someone has stolen our tent!”

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Improve Your Life?

22 Second Discussion on WORRY

On Worry:
“Clearly understand, there isn’t any situation, that isn’t made worse by worry. Worry never solves anything. Worry never prevents anything. Worry never heals anything. Worry serves only one purpose—it makes matters worse.”
-Bob Proctor-

Wonder what percentage of the average person’s day, is filled with worry about ‘whatever?’ Worrying about the dog, making a deal, if the car will run out of gas, the babysitter being on time, etc etc.

Statistics show that MOST of the ‘whatever’ people worry about never comes to fruition. HMMM…

Perhaps this is a good flyer for the refrigerator, or on the back of a business card in your wallet?

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Ideas That Work?

The TRUE Secret to Success

“What you do EVERY DAY matters more– than what you do EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.”
-Anonymous-

Consistency. Repetition. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Slow and steady wins the race. Systematic, consistent, repetitiveness will form habits that stick. Read any book about a success story or accomplished person—you will find perseverance, persistence and stick-to-it-ive-ness as part of the winning formula almost every time.

ESPN coach of the century, John Wooden of UCLA fame summed it up as good as anyone:

“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. Not tomorrow, not the next day—but eventually, a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens—and when it does happen, it lasts.”

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Inspirational/Motivational Message?

22 Sec Shot of GUTS(Thanks to ‘Good Stuff ’ for this little gem)

At the 1999 world track and field championships, US middle distance runner Maria Runyan got trapped on the inside of the pack during a 1500 meter race.

She seemed uncertain as to how to break out, but produced a burst of speed in the home stretch, that literally, rocketed her into fourth place.

Ordinarily such a placing would be unremarkable and go unnoticed, but Runyan is no ordinary runner.

She is legally blind.

Had to think about that one for a bit.. Imagine running around a track, as fast as you can, with no sight.

The fear of what you’d hit. The speed with ‘no vision.’ What about running into/ over other competitors?

Talk about inspiration. And sheer GUTS!

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Encouragement & Positive Reinforcement?

2 Ways to Spell HOPE
(From the book ‘Head First,’ by Norman Cousins)

Find out why two physicians—using the same drug and ingredients– have a sharply different success to failure rate with their patients. As a tip—this book is a superb gift to give anyone who is currently ill. I did so with my mother, and not only did she enjoy it thoroughly, it helped her heal.

Two physicians were overheard discussing a paper they were prepared to deliver at a national meeting of cancer specialists. One was complaining bitterly. “I don’t understand it Bob. We use the same drugs with the same ingredients, the same schedule of treatment and same dosage. 75% of your patients recover, and only 1 of out of 5 are recovering for me.

How do you explain that?

Simple. “We both give the same drug with Etoposide, Platinol, Oncovin, and Hydroxurea—which you tell them, it’s called EPOH. I give them H.O.P.E (Hydroxurea,Oncovin,Platinol, and Etoposide). I stress to them very diligently– that they have a major chance of recovering.”

Two ways to address the same issue, where one doctor found how to accentuate the positives. HMM…

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Brilliant Wisdom

Always act your BEST. You never know who may be in the crowd watching you. (adapted from the book “Presidential Anecdotes”, Paul Boller Jr.)

 

The story goes that William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States (1897-1901), once had to choose between 2 men for a high cabinet position. He thought long and hard over the choice, and was having a tough time with the decision.

 

Ironically, one rainy night , he was aboard a crowded streetcar. One of the men he was now considering was also aboard, though he didn’t see McKinley. Just then, an old woman carrying a basket of laundry, struggled onto the train, looking for a seat in vain.The job candidate pretended not to see her, and kept his seat. McKinley gave up his seat to help her.

 

Remembering the episode, which he called “this little OMISSION of KINDNESS”, McKinley decided against the man on the streetcar. He felt that unfortunately– it displayed some of the man’s true character.

 

Moral of the story: Our decisions and actions—even small ones, may end up telling us a LARGE part, of who we really are.

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  • At Smile-Therapy we have a library, of literally thousands of books,
    newsletters, subscriptions, calendars, magazines, and internet
    articles/white papers.
  • Most Include:
    STORIES – WISDOM – TACTICS and LIFE LESSONS
    … from some of the smartest and most successful
    in the world.
  • Daily, we go and research/read/find something – to optimize your
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The Boy & The Waitress:

Decades ago, when things cost far less than they do today, a 10-year-old boy entered a crowded coffee shop and sat at a vacant table. A waitress brought him a glass of water. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” the boy asked.

“Fifty cents,” the waitress told him. The boy pulled out the coins in his pocket and counted them. “Well, how much is plain ice cream?” he asked. Other people were waiting, and the waitress was impatient. “Thirty-five cents,” she replied brusquely.

“I’ll have a plain ice cream,” the boy told her. The waitress brought the ice cream, plopped the check on the table, and said: “Pay up front, son.” The boy ate the ice cream, paid and left. When the waitress returned to clear the table, tears came to her eyes. Besides the empty ice cream dish were two nickels and five pennies. The boy had enough money for the sundae. But he couldn’t order it, because he had to leave the waitress a tip.

How Do I Subscribe?

Wisdow from The World's Smartest & Most Successful

“Optimism is the one quality, more associated with success and happiness, than any other.” –Brian Tracy-

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” -Eartha Kitt-

“Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit–and man is hisown gardener.” -James Allen-

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy-

“Things are only impossible, until they are not.” – Jean Luc Picard-

“Will you succeed, yes you will indeed. 98 ¾% guaranteed. Oh, the places you’ll go.” -Dr Seuss-

How Do I Subscribe?

Good News?

Seeing the Good in people
(from the Maxwell Daily Reader, John Maxwell)

A tip from Hall of Fame baseball great Reggie Jackson, on seeing the good in people:

Look for the best in others. Anyone can see weaknesses, mistakes and shortcomings. Criticism is as easy as sweating in the desert.

Jackson says: “A great manager has a knack for making ball players think they are better than they think they are. He lets you know he believes in you. And once you LEAR how good you really are, you never settle for playing anything less than your very best.”

That’s true in any area of life: business, parenting, marriage, ministry, and so forth. Don’t look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes in others. Look for their best. Strangely- you’ll end up helping them find their best.

How Do I Subscribe?

Positive Energy?

Here’s What Really Blew Me Away:(Thanks to Seth Godin for this wonderful piece Sethgodin.typepad.com)

This message catches your attention and tells you why something MATTERED. Why something stood out.

We need more: Standing out. Exceptionalism. Memorable stuff. We need less: Blending in. Ordinary stuff. Mediocrity. We have enough of that.

Seth Godin on: “but what really blew me away A simple fill in the blank for creating a remarkable service, partnership or experience:

“I was pleased that I got what I paid for, that the food was properly cooked, that they honored their contract, that the roller coaster worked, that there was no trash on the ground, and that the staff looked me in the eye. But what really blew me away was”

By definition, whatever goes in the blank is an extra, more than you had to do. But what you must do to be considered remarkable. (Remarkable is what we call something we remark on).

The fear of what you’d hit. The speed with ‘no vision.’ What about running into/ over other competitors?

Question of the day: So, what are you doing… to BLOW PEOPLE AWAY? To MAKE A DIFFERENCE? To CREATE A MEMORY

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Inspirational/Motivational Message?

22 Sec Shot of GUTS(Thanks to ‘Good Stuff ’ for this little gem)

At the 1999 world track and field championships, US middle distance runner Maria Runyan got trapped on the inside of the pack during a 1500 meter race.

She seemed uncertain as to how to break out, but produced a burst of speed in the home stretch, that literally, rocketed her into fourth place.

Ordinarily such a placing would be unremarkable and go unnoticed, but Runyan is no ordinary runner.

She is legally blind.

Had to think about that one for a bit.. Imagine running around a track, as fast as you can, with no sight.

The fear of what you’d hit. The speed with ‘no vision.’ What about running into/ over other competitors?

Talk about inspiration. And sheer GUTS!

How Do I Subscribe?

 

Encouragement & Positive Reinforcement?

2 Ways to Spell HOPE
(From the book ‘Head First,’ by Norman Cousins)

Find out why two physicians—using the same drug and ingredients– have a sharply different success to failure rate with their patients. As a tip—this book is a superb gift to give anyone who is currently ill. I did so with my mother, and not only did she enjoy it thoroughly, it helped her heal.

Two physicians were overheard discussing a paper they were prepared to deliver at a national meeting of cancer specialists. One was complaining bitterly. “I don’t understand it Bob. We use the same drugs with the same ingredients, the same schedule of treatment and same dosage. 75% of your patients recover, and only 1 of out of 5 are recovering for me.

How do you explain that?

Simple. “We both give the same drug with Etoposide, Platinol, Oncovin, and Hydroxurea—which you tell them, it’s called EPOH. I give them H.O.P.E (Hydroxurea,Oncovin,Platinol, and Etoposide). I stress to them very diligently– that they have a major chance of recovering.”

Two ways to address the same issue, where one doctor found how to accentuate the positives. HMM…

How Do I Subscribe?

Brilliant Wisdom

Always act your BEST. You never know who may be in the crowd watching you. (adapted from the book “Presidential Anecdotes”, Paul Boller Jr.)

 

The story goes that William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States (1897-1901), once had to choose between 2 men for a high cabinet position. He thought long and hard over the choice, and was having a tough time with the decision.

 

Ironically, one rainy night , he was aboard a crowded streetcar. One of the men he was now considering was also aboard, though he didn’t see McKinley. Just then, an old woman carrying a basket of laundry, struggled onto the train, looking for a seat in vain.The job candidate pretended not to see her, and kept his seat. McKinley gave up his seat to help her.

 

Remembering the episode, which he called “this little OMISSION of KINDNESS”, McKinley decided against the man on the streetcar. He felt that unfortunately– it displayed some of the man’s true character.

 

Moral of the story: Our decisions and actions—even small ones, may end up telling us a LARGE part, of who we really are.

How Do I Subscribe?

Cool Things Humans Do?

Faith in Humanity

I am the principal of Rome High School in Rome, Georgia. One of my students who comes from a very poor socioeconomic background found $100 in cash. The girl immediately turned the money into the front office. There was no hesitation, and there was no way anyone would have known if she kept the money for herself. I know the money would have meant a lot to this girl!

We figured out who had lost the money. It was another girl who came from the same type of background as our good citizen. Why was she carrying so much cash? It was money she had worked for to pay for her senior cap and gown and graduation invitations. The girl cried tears of joy when the money was returned.

We see examples like this almost daily. It restores one’s faith in the teenagers of today–and– our leaders of tomorrow!

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Humor & Levity?

The Famed Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” “I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes” replies Watson. “And what do you deduce from that?” Watson ponders for a minute. “Well,

  • Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
  • Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.
  • Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three.
  • Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
  • Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe.

But what does it tell you, Holmes?”
Holmes is silent for a moment. “Watson, you idiot!” he says.
“Someone has stolen our tent!”

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Improve Your Life?

22 Second Discussion on WORRY

On Worry:
“Clearly understand, there isn’t any situation, that isn’t made worse by worry. Worry never solves anything. Worry never prevents anything. Worry never heals anything. Worry serves only one purpose—it makes matters worse.”
-Bob Proctor-

Wonder what percentage of the average person’s day, is filled with worry about ‘whatever?’ Worrying about the dog, making a deal, if the car will run out of gas, the babysitter being on time, etc etc.

Statistics show that MOST of the ‘whatever’ people worry about never comes to fruition. HMMM…

Perhaps this is a good flyer for the refrigerator, or on the back of a business card in your wallet?

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Ideas That Work?

The TRUE Secret to Success

“What you do EVERY DAY matters more– than what you do EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.”
-Anonymous-

Consistency. Repetition. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Slow and steady wins the race. Systematic, consistent, repetitiveness will form habits that stick. Read any book about a success story or accomplished person—you will find perseverance, persistence and stick-to-it-ive-ness as part of the winning formula almost every time.

ESPN coach of the century, John Wooden of UCLA fame summed it up as good as anyone:

“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. Not tomorrow, not the next day—but eventually, a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens—and when it does happen, it lasts.”

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Does This Interest You?

About Smile-Therapy:

  • At S-T we have a library, of literally thousands of books,
    newsletters, subscriptions, calendars, magazines, and internet
    articles/white papers.
  • Most Include:
    STORIES – WISDOM – TACTICS and LIFE LESSONS
    … from some of the smartest and most successful
    in the world.
  • Daily, we go and research/read/find something – to optimize your
    brain, and we deliver it, systematic & reliable every morning.

Is that of interest to you?

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