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A certain sage brought a glass of living water to an emperor and said: – “If you drink this water – you will become immortal. If you don’t – you will eventually end up in the country of the dead. Just like everybody else.” The emperor thought a while about the offer, but couldn’t decide … 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

A collection of mothers day quotes, stories and toasts that can be used by son, daughters, husbands, friends and family. [hr] 6 years: Mom knows everything! 8 years: Mom knows a lot! 12 years: Mom really doesn’t know everything! 14 years: Mom knows nothing! 16 years: Mom, what mom? 18 years: Mom is outdated! 25 … Read more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

Some years ago, Elizabeth Taylor experienced a big loss – thieves had broken into her safety deposit box and stole lots of valuables. Later she was asked  – “Did you cry?”, to which she responded, – “I don’t cry for things that won’t cry for me!” What a profound lesson. We spend most of our … Read more

There is a story of a little wave, bobbling along in the ocean, having a great time. He’s enjoying the wind and fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this is terrible”, the wave says, “look what’s going to happen to me”. Then … Read more

“The greatest gift you can give your children is to love their mother” Here is a toast to our children, our biggest source of worry and our greatest source of joy; to their dedicated mothers and our  beautiful wives who challenge us to become better; and to husbands and fathers who have in them a boy … Read more

A professor stood before his class with a few items on his desk. When the class began, he picked up a large and empty mayonnaise jar and began to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a … Read more

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