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Finally it was time for the boss to retire from the company. On his last day of work, he ordered a farewell party for himself and insisted that every staff member attend the party. He had a big farewell card prepared and he told everyone, “I want each of you to e press your good feelings about me by writing on the farewell card. I want to remember how all my staff members remember me.! "fter nearly all the staff members had written, the boss had a look at their wishes. #ost of them had written the usual stuff like “"ll the best!, “$e will miss you!, “%he company will be different without you! etc %he boss was not satisfied. He approached &ho 'eh and told him, “&ho 'eh, you have been working for me for the last () years. *ou have been the best worker. I am retiring now and I want you to write your honest feelings in my farewell card.! &ho 'eh slowing took the pen and wrote in the card, “ +oodbye. %he best news in () years for me.! Reflections , One should not think so highly of oneself. 'eing so focused on the -go can bring much suffering. , .raise and blame, happiness and pain are inevitable. 'e prepared to face them calmly.
Wisdom From A Laugh 170
%ired /og A tired-looking dog wandered into the backyard of Mrs. Ngah who was drying her clothes. The dog had a collar and a big belly. “He must be well-fed and probably comes from a good home ! Mrs. Ngah thought to herself. "hen she walked into the house the dog followed her went down the hall and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later Mrs. Ngah let him out. The ne#t day the dog was back. He again slept in the hall. hour. This continued for a few weeks. weeks. $urious Mrs. Ngah finally pinned a note to his collar% &'(ery afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.& The ne#t day the dog arri(ed with a fresh note pinned to his collar% &"e ha(e se(en children. The dog is trying trying to catch up on his sleep.& Reflections * Even a dog needs peace and quiet to rest and sleep. * We are living in a world of too much sound and noise pollution which can disturb our mental peace. We need to have quiet moments in solitude away from the din, hustle and bustle of life.