Sunday, May 19, 2013

I Spoke to A Man with No Feet Today

I first read this in the Dale Carnegie Book "How to Win Friends And Influence People" about 20 years ago:

"I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes -- until I met a man who had no feet."  This is actually a Jewish proverb.

We all have problems related to our families and careers and must cope with them daily.  Today I spoke to a former colleague who has really fallen on some very hard times.  He started to work at my library in 1996 and left after 6 years because he was so unhappy.  I helped him find a job closer to his home in Nassau County.  He was so happy there at first, but had to confront a bad situation that went from worse to impossible.

I only wish the best for him.

If you have problems, just think that someone else's difficulties may be worse.

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