Let’s face it…We all love to tell and be told stories at every age. Some say that we listen to over 100,000 stories a year and that is considered a conservative estimate. So I am starting a story telling page in this blog where you will find brief inspirational,motivational and funny stories from my extensive collection of over 700.
Here is the first of many. Feel free to use them for your purposes. Just give credit.
Leader or Follower? by Mike Moore
A father wanted to enroll his son in a popular private academy to ensure a quality education. He proceeded to complete the application and when he came to the question, ” Is your son a leader or a follower?” he immediately wrote down…A FOLLOWER.
The next day he sent the completed application by mail to the school officials.
Within one week the father received a phone call from the registrar saying that his son had been accepted.
When the happy father asked why his son had been accepted so quickly the registrar said, ” Out of the 100 applications we received your son was the only follower. The rest were leaders. This guaranteed him a position.
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Just You Wait (Attributed to Leo Buscaglia) Theme:Positive Thinking
On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered
With a smile.
‘Really,’ I said. ‘I have to say you
don’t look very discouraged.’
‘Discouraged?’, the boy asked with a
Puzzled look on his face…
‘Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t
Been up to bat yet.’