How To Treat Others: 5 Lessons From an Unknown Author – Global One TV

3. Third Important Lesson – “Remember Those Who Serve”

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked. “50¢,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.

“Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. “35¢!” she brusquely replied.

The little boy again counted his coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.

When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

How often do you overlook the people around you?

I live out in the country and go to town once a week.
Yesterday I was in town and see homeless or out of work people on the corners begging for food or money. Before I left home I made a conscious
decision to give to someone in need. As I was leaving the parking lot there
was a man with a cardboard sign waiting and hoping for people to give him their spare change. I rolled down the window and handed him two dollars. He asked me about the business magnet that I have on the side of the car and said he had the items I was offering to pay cash for. I couldn’t stop long enough because the light had changed and there were people behind me so I went around the block and returned so I could give him my card with phone number. Maybe he’ll call and I’ll be able to give him more money for the items I need.

This experience made me think about how many missed opportunities I have because my blinders were on. What about you?

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Recipe for Potato Leek Soup

It's that time of year when soup is really appealing. I love this recipe. I don't use exact measurements when I cook, so keep that in mind if use this recipe.


Potato Leek Soup

 

3 leeks, peeled, cleaned & chopped (chop and then rinse clean in a colander to get all the grit and dirt out of the leeks)

2 tbsp butter (or more as per Julia Child)

2 tbsp olive oil

4 potatoes, peeled (or not) & chopped

4-6 stalks celery, chopped

3 carrots, chopped

6 cups of chicken stock

1 cup of ½ & ½ or whipping cream

Salt & pepper

Celery seed

Italian seasoning

Cumin

 

All the spices are to taste (you’ll just have to experiment since I cook without measurements usually)

 

Put the potatoes and carrots in the chicken stock and simmer.

Saute the leeks and celery in the butter and olive oil until soft. Cover with a lid.

Add the seasonings to the leeks and celery while they’re sautéing.

Add the leeks and celery to the potatoes & carrots.

Make a rue (in the pan you just sauted the leeks in) with ½ stick of butter and a couple of tablespoons flour.  Slowly add the cream or ½ & ½ .

Add the rue to the soup stock and stir it in.

Garnish with freshly grated parmesan . . . yum!

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Herbs and Spices – Health Benefits of the Spices at WomansDay.com

Cayenne

Fruit of the Capsicum annuum plant in the Solanaceae family, along with chile pepper.

Health Powers: Eliminates gas from the stomach and intestines; soothes sore throat, cold and flu symptoms; increases metabolism for weight control.

Daily Dose: Stir into a cup of hot chocolate or any sweet juice drink for a contrasting flavor kick.

Maybe you already knew about the benefits of cayenne, but I didn’t know it could help with sore throat and cold symptoms. Add in weight control and my husband takes it for his heart and you have a very useful spice in your kitchen.

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Mental Heuristics Page

Never procrastinate anything you can do right now

Comment: Very powerful. There are many things that can be fixed or solved with a minimum of effort, but are often pushed aside as unimportant. Unfortunately they won’t go away, and in time the feelings of guilt for not having done them will make you even less likely of fixing the problems.


When you have several things you could be doing and don’t know which to do: Just do any one of them!

Comments: If you cannot decide between two or more possibilities, then there is a good chance that the differences don’t matter. However, most people begin to hesitate in this kind of situation (Fredkin’s paradox). If you are conscious of this, you can just choose one choice randomly or according to some standard method.

You’re either moving forward or backward. Making a decision and taking action will lead to success. If you make a mistake learn from it and move on. At least you’ll be making some progress.

I found this page on StumbleUpon in the self help category. Love it!

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Hunny and Maggi Are My Four-Legged Kids

Hunny is a yellow lab and is about 6 years old. We got Maggi, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi almost three years ago. They’re best friends. I’ll write about them on this blog.

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