Sunday, October 09, 2005

Two Brush Strokes

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
Richard M. Nixon 37th president of US (1913 - 1994)

The opportunities of any crisis are almost endless, hidden strengths can be discovered, or unforgettable lessons can be taught to others just from outlasting an obstacle. When a dark time dawns in your world, be the light that leads the way to safety. Do your best not to add to the darkness, which needs no assistance. Give what is due to the piper, but not one bit more than any situation demands.
Look for a positive in every hardship; focus on what can be gained, in experience, in patience, in wisdom. One step forward, then the next, eyes on the prize, no matter how small. Do not give into the urge to allow any crisis to be life draining, but allow the insights gained to be life creating. The valiant warrior is due the spoils, fight bravely then collect the bounty.

Please read the text below about the stamp; it's worth doing. And pass it on! ALRIGHT EVERYONE, lets do this!!!!!! We need those of you who are great at forwarding information to your e-mail network. Please read and pass this on. It would be wonderful if 2005 were the year a cure for breast cancer were found!!!! This is one e-mail you should be glad to pass on. The notion that we could raise $35 million by buying a book of stamps is powerful!
As you may be aware, the US Postal Service recently released its new "Fund the Cure" stamp to help fund breast cancer research. The stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland. It is important that we take a stand against this disease that affects so many of our mothers, sisters and friends.
Instead of the routine 37 cents for a stamp, this one cost 40 cents. The additional 3 cents will go to breast cancer research. A "normal" book costs $7.40. This one is only $8.00. It takes a few minutes in line at the Post Office and means so much. If all stamps are sold, it will raise an additional $35,000,000 for this vital research.
Just as important as the money is our support. What a statement it would make if the stamp outsold the lottery this week. What a statement it would make that we care. I would urge you to do two things TODAY:
1. Go out and purchase some of these stamps.
2. E-mail your friends to do the same.
We all know women and their families whose lives are turned upside-down by breast cancer. It takes so little to do so much in this drive. I think we can all afford the additional 60 cents the new book costs.
Please help & pass this on