Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Point of View

This is so true and just had to share it. Have a blessed day

New Point of View

Imagine you are at an Airport. While you're waiting for your flight, you
notice a kiosk selling cookies. You buy a box, put them in your
travelling bag and then you patiently search for an available seat so you
can sit down and enjoy your cookies. Finally, you find a seat next to a
gentleman. You reach down into your travelling bag and pull out your box
of cookies.

As you do so, you notice that the gentleman starts watching you
intensely. He stares as you open the box and his eyes follow your hand
as you pick up the cookie and bring it to your mouth. Just then he
reaches over and takes one of your cookies from the box, and eats it!
You're more than a little surprised at this. Actually, you're at a loss
for words. Not only does he take one cookie, but also he alternates
with you. For every one cookie you take, he takes one.

Now, what's your immediate impression of this guy? Crazy? Greedy? He's
got some nerve? Can you imagine the words you might use to describe this
man to your associates back at the office? Meanwhile, you both continue
eating the cookies until there's just one left. To your surprise, the
man reaches over and takes it. But then he does something unexpected. He
breaks it in half, and gives half to you. After he's finished with his
half he gets up, and without a word, he leaves.

You think to yourself, "Did this really happen?"

You're left sitting there dumbfounded and still hungry. So you go back
to the kiosk and buy another box of cookies. You then return to your
seat and begin opening your new box of cookies when you glance down into
your traveling bag. Sitting there in your bag is your original box of
cookies-still unopened. Only then do you realize that when you reached
down earlier, you had reached into the other man's bag, and grabbed his
box of cookies by mistake.

Now what do you think of the man? Generous? Tolerant? You've just
experienced a profound paradigm shift. You're seeing things from a new
point of view. Is it time to change your point of view?

Now, think of this story as it relates to your life. Seeing things from
a new point of view can be very enlightening. Think outside the box.
Don't settle for the status quo. Be open to suggestions. Things may not
be what they seem. May you have a great day.

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