Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind
Henri Frederick Amiel
Open Loops has a good tip in how to deal with irate people: "Pace and Lead". The "Pace" part is initially matching the emotional intensity of the person, then gradually toning your comments to a more normal level. If the person with the problem sees the listener reacting in the same way as they are, they feel better heard and understood, whereas if the listener was calm all the way through, they would have given the impression that they were not understood, which only increases the frustration and anger.
An Oxygen Network study of the 15-49 age range, "Girls Gone Wired", has shown that in the US that technology is a girl’s best friend. Here are some more details from the study:
- On average women own 6.6 technology devices, compared to men owning 6.9 devices.
- 77% of women surveyed prefered a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace.
- 56% of the women would prefer a plasma TV to a Florida vacation.
- 86% of women would prefer a new digital video camera to a pair of designer shoes.
- 80% of the women felt comfortable with technology, with 46% doing their own computer trouble-shooting.
No longer should women be ignored in the technology world!
‘Despair leads to death. The entrance to hell in Dante’s inferno: ‘All hope abandon, ye who enter here.’ – Secrets of Super Achievers by Philip Baker, Webb & Partners 1997, Pg 50.
A man is sitting on his porch in Kentucky.
He’s just retired from the post office.
His first Social Security check arrives.
He’s very, very discouraged. He thinks, “Is this my life now – sitting on the porch waiting for my check?”
He made a list of all the blessings and capacities he had.
The list was long. In the list was his mother’s recipe for fried chicken.
It used eleven different herbs and spices.
He went to a nearby restaurant and asked if he could cook the chicken.
It soon became the most popular item on the menu.
So he opened his own restaurant, then others, then a string of restaurants.
Eventually Harland Sanders sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise across all of America.
Pastor Phil Pringle
24% of the Australian population are direct immigrants, with the highest groups from:
- New Zealand: 2%
- Italy: 1%
- China: 1%
- Vietnam: 1%