The doorbell rang and thesmall, elderly lady went to the door and opened it.There stood three volunteer workerssoliciting money for town charities.The little lady sighed and wentto her cookie jar in the kitchen.She looked in the jar and sawfive wrinkled one dollar bills and seventy five cents in change.She reached in and grasped thefive ones and then hesitated.She looked at the seventy-five cents,sighed, and then took them as well.She went back the door and said,”Here’s $5.75 for the charities.”One of the volunteers said to the lady,”Your neighbor just gave us $20.00.”The little lady was silent for a moment,and then said … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER
Exist and Useful were twin sisters who grew up in the beautiful town of Life. They had a typical childhood, enjoying the world around them. They attended Opportunity High School where they both received a good education. The twins had a lot in common, yet they were different. When asked what their goals were, they had very different answers. Exist’s goals were more inward, more focused on self. She said she simply wanted to enjoy everything she possibly could in life, experience lots of adventure, be free-spirited, not be tied to schedules and deadlines. Serving her own interests were her … Continue reading PARABLE: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXIST AND USEFUL.