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    This reminds me about a great story I read many years ago. It goes like this:
    The Good List - Author Unknown

    One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.
    Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about Each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder of the class period to finish the assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.
    That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.
    On Monday, she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. "Really?" she heard whispered. "I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!" and, "I didn't know others liked me so much," were most of the comments.
    No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on ...
    Several years later, one of the students was killed in Viet Nam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.
    The church was packed with his friends. One by one, those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin. As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. "Were you Mark's math teacher?" he asked. She nodded: "yes." Then he said: "Mark talked about you a lot."
    After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
    "We want to show you something," his father said, taking a wallet out Of his pocket "They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it."
    Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of Notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.
    “Thank you so much for doing that," Mark's mother said. "As you can see, Mark treasured it."
    All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, "I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home."
    Chuck's wife said, "Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album."
    "I have mine too," Marilyn said. "It's in my diary"
    Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out Her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. "I carry this with me at all times," Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: "I think we all saved our lists"
    That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.
    The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.
    So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.
    "The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own."
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

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    Devplan, what a beautiful story. I remember being stunned when the man I love told me that a letter I had written him many years and many relationships ago, had been the nicest letter he had ever gotten. It was about why I loved him and it profoundly had a major impact on his life. He still has that letter. He saved it all these years.

    To be more precise (as I just remembered) he said it was the most beautiful letter he had ever received.
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    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous""l "Let yourself stand cool and composed before a million universes." Walt Whitman

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    3 positive qualities from Ignatius J Reilly:

    1) "Employers sense in me a denial of their values.' He rolled over onto his back. 'They fear me. I suspect that they can see that I am forced to function in a century I loathe. This was true even when I worked for the New Orleans Public Library.”

    2) “I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.”

    3) “I recommend Batman especially, for he tends to transcend the abysmal society in which he's found himself. His morality is rather rigid, also. I rather respect Batman.”

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/quo..._Kennedy_Toole
    http://tinyurl.com/oke7jvm //// "the love that you withhold, is the the pain that you carry... (lifetime after lifetime)..." - Alex Collier.

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    You need to read "Managing Ignatius". If you don't have it, p.m. me your info and I will find some cheap, shabby copy via that monstrous organization called "amazon" to send. My treat.
    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous""l "Let yourself stand cool and composed before a million universes." Walt Whitman

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    I am intelligent.
    I am compassionate.
    I am open-minded.

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    I am courageous
    I have a good sense of humor
    I am sensitive
    Each breath a gift...
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    I'm good with grammar
    Punctuation not so much
    I can spell anything
    A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G
    See?
    Izzat three?

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    patient (of course)
    courageous
    optimistic

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    Compassionate
    Integrity
    Curious
    ''Truth can only be reconciled when an honest man becomes''


    ''Love is your Truth
    Your centering point''

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    Irreproachable.
    Dedicated.
    Altruistic.

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    I love my poor little body.

    I love my family.

    I love Mother Earth.

    I love the Eternal + Infinite Great Spirit.

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    I see your personalities and they are tickling me. Thanks and keep them coming.
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    I love family and friends! (Some of which are on Avalon)

    I love nature and try to take care of it as best I can!

    I love my dogs!

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    Just some years ago it would have been really hard for me to describe any good parts about myself, now it is easier for me appreciate myself more.

    I am

    - A good listener
    - A person of integrity
    - Highly compassionate
    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    The only beings I do not are flies and mosquitos....only because they cause so much suffering man and animal. although I take no joy in ending any beings life.

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    I think I would rather have others tell me what good qualities I have because I have an biased opinion!

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    What a great exercise, Val! Sometimes the compliments that mean the most come from ourselves.

    I am:

    empathetic/understanding of everyone's extremely different journey in life
    loving to any and all animals
    curious- I never stop wanting to learn MORE

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    Fabulous good looks
    Amazing personality
    A very humble nature

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    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    You need to read "Managing Ignatius". If you don't have it, p.m. me your info and I will find some cheap, shabby copy via that monstrous organization called "amazon" to send. My treat.
    You would do that for me? Wonderful. I will buy 5 meals for the next 5 homeless people I see.
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    Quote Posted by Daozen (here)
    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    You need to read "Managing Ignatius". If you don't have it, p.m. me your info and I will find some cheap, shabby copy via that monstrous organization called "amazon" to send. My treat.
    You would do that for me? Wonderful. I will buy 5 meals for the next 5 homeless people I see.
    Oh my God. Of course I would. You just bought the biggest smile to my and the next five homeless people, ever.

    It's really funny. A really good book.I know the whole scene. i came of age in the Quarter in the 70's. Ignatius is smiling in Heaven.

    Well, I mean when he isn't being cynical about the age we live in.
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    I did a reverse here first. I asked my wife to name 3 about me? Her 3 describing me were sweet,caring,and lovable.

    Now it's my turn

    Charitable for those needing a hand up
    Champion. For all living creatures of the earth
    Passionate. For all the beauty this world has to offer

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