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One day a farmer’s tractor stopped working. His attempts to repair the tractor were not successful. So, he finally called a specialist. The specialist examined the tractor, lifted the hood and checked everything carefully. Then he took a hammer, hit the motor once and – suddenly – it started working. The motor began to hum, … Read more

The Fox and the Crane became friends. After a while, the Fox invited the Crane over for dinner. The Crane accepted the invitation and went to the Fox’s house. The Fox had some soup  prepared and served it on a flat plate. The Crane tried peck-peck-pecking on the plate, but couldn’t get anything in his … Read more

A horse and a donkey were once coming from the market. The donkey was carrying heavy load on his back, and the horse was lightly running. Halfway down the road, the donkey felt tired and barely able to breathe. He asked the horse to take some of his load. But the horse would not listen. … Read more

In the early 1930s, an American manufacturing company sent an industrial machine to Japan. A month later, the company received a telegram: THE MACHINE DOES NOT WORK. SEND A REPAIRMAN. The company sent a specialist to Japan. But even before he could get to work, it received another telegram: THE REPAIRMAN IS TOO YOUNG. SENT … Read more

A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop. The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?” … Read more

Here is a short wish and toast about decision making: The Latin root of the word “decide” means “to kill or to cut” (similar to “homicide”, “suicide”, “genocide”.) So when we decide to do something new, without killing something old, we don’t make a decision at all. We make an addition. And making additions is a … Read more

Here is a story about respect and the value of leadership… One day a man goes to a pet shop to buy a parrot. The assistant takes the man to the parrot section and asks the man to choose one. The man asks, ”How much is the yellow one?” The assistant says, ”$2000.” The man … Read more

A young Salesperson had lost an important sale. He was very upset. When speaking about this with his Sales Manager, the young sales person shrugged. “I guess,” he said “it just proves that you can lead a horse to the water, but you can not make him drink.” “Son,” said the Sales Manager, “let me … Read more

Here is a famous quote that can be used to toast for a good day or a fun event: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.[by Bil Keane] You can add to this quote with one of the following: “Let’s raise a toast … Read more

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Here is a great quote from Michael Landon, which can be used to raise a toast to someone who is starting something new, or when someone is contemplating about making a life decision, be it in education, work, business or love. Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are … Read more

Here is a quote toast can be used to wish for passion in learning, or meaning in work, or finding a personal life purpose. It can also be used as a compliment to a person who has a fulfilling career or business. Or, as a New Years toast to wish everyone a purposeful and meaningful … Read more

An old African proverb said… “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a group.” There are times when we can get things done quickly by ourselves. However, more frequently we need to work with each other to accomplish bigger goals. Here is a toast to all … Read more

Benjamin Franklin used to say… “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first four sharpening my axe.” Franklin’s words remind me of you. For as long as I’ve known you, you have always sharpened yourself before executing any task. And your efforts show. You are a dedicated student of life. … Read more

I do not wish you health or wealth, but luck. People who were on the Titanic were healthy and wealthy, but only a few were lucky.

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