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My new motto

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by chromatin64, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

    289
    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    Occasionally we are touched by people we have never met. A colleague of a friend died last week. He was a greatly respected surgeon but a bit of a curmudgeon (aren't they all?).

    My mate went to the funeral and found out amongst other things that the guy spent his weekends making breakfast for homeless people.

    And that he rang his wife, his three sons, and his three brothers, every day.

    And that he told his boys, "Any time people are singing Happy Birthday, join in. It's nice to make people happy. And you might get some cake."

    I'm adopting this as my new motto.
     
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Mate thanks for sharing...

    I'll join you!
     
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  3. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Russ, it's another way of saying....
    "Take time to smell the flowers"....
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thank you, Russ.

    As a good friend of mine has reminded me over the years - one won't be remembered for what "position" one held in life, but who one touched while here.

    I like your new motto very much.
     
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  5. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

    289
    Apr 26, 2011
    A Leekist in York, UK
    My other mottos is, "No one ever lay on their death bed and said that they wished they'd spent more time at the office".
     
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  6. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran

    578
    Jul 6, 2010
    You'll probably think this disrepectful and it probably is, but the thought struck me that if he didn't spend so much time on the phone, maybe the waiting list for operations might be a little shorter!!
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    What an absolutely lovely story.
     
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  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    ...or pay more taxes.....
     
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