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The harder right...
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Tom A    Posted 08-05-2002 at 05:48:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Something EIEIO wrote in the parenting thread brought this to my mind.

Way back when, I learned the words to the West Point Cadet's prayer. One phrase has come back to me over many years, typically anytime I am about to 'bend the rules' or take the easy way out. It goes:

Dear God, "...and help me to do the harder right, rather than the easier wrong..."

Many times it *is* harder to do the right thing, and I think whenever I've run into problems in my life it is because I've tried to take the easy way out in something that seemed small. As Vince Lombardi said, doing it right isn't a sometime thing, you gotta do it right all the time.

Didn't mean to preach, but my fingers just got to typing.
Y'all enjoy this fine day.

Tom


Slick    Posted 08-05-2002 at 11:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
That depends on what the meaning of "is" is.


walt    Posted 08-05-2002 at 07:55:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone alot wiser than me coined,

"Character is what you do when No-one is looking".
(unknown)


Mudcat49    Posted 08-05-2002 at 06:19:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
That holds true in business and in life too. It seems like everytime I try to cut corners and save a nickle on something, it ends up costing me a quarter or more.


DeadCarp    Posted 08-05-2002 at 10:37:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, you have to be careful about business - most consumers get what they ask for and most businesses stock what sells - and all they really mention after shopping is like "Look at all i got for twenty bucks!", you know? Notice there's rarely even a fleeting thought of whether the businessman's kids will be hungry this winter, or Pamida's going broke, or that store will be gone next month. I'm not complaining, that's just the way it is. People care about themselves and their family. Now bear in mind, the exact same holds true for the guy who stocks the shelves and locks up at nite. Money drive our actions, no matter which side of the counter we're on..


EIEIO    Posted 08-05-2002 at 05:54:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are so right, thanks for sharing.

I was just thinking here it is Monday morning and we are using our brains! I just know I am going to have a headache the rest of the day.

Les really got us started on a serious note, but it does me good to use parts of my head that I don't use all the time. At least I know it is still working.

Have a rainbow day.


ger    Posted 08-05-2002 at 10:49:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
the headache is cause you took of your protective hat


ger    Posted 08-05-2002 at 10:06:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
my father an granderfather always told me ,if something is worth doing it,s worth doing right .,i try.another to try an live by is treat people the way you would like to be treated my mom taught me that ,i,ve always found the two to be a pretty good way to go.


bob    Posted 08-05-2002 at 10:57:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
amen


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