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    Just received this in an email - Please Read - Contains no jokes

    Too Busy for a Friend... ?


    One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

    Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.



    It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.

    That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.

    On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the entire class was smiling. 'Really?' she heard whispered. 'I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!' and, 'I didn't know others liked me so much,' were most of the comments.

    No one ever mentioned those papers in class again. She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose. The students were happy with themselves and one another. That group of students moved on.

    Several years later, one of the students was killed in Viet Nam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student. She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before. He looked so handsome, so mature.

    The church was packed with his friends. One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin. The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.

    As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. 'Were you Mark's math teacher?' he asked. She nodded: 'yes.' Then he said: 'Mark talked about you a lot.'

    After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon. Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.

    'We want to show you something,' his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket 'They found this on Mark when he was killed. We thought you might recognize it.'

    Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times. The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.


    'Thank you so much for doing that,' Mark's mother said. 'As you can see, Mark treasured it.'


    All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, 'I still have my list. It's in the top drawer of my desk at home.'

    Chuck's wife said, 'Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.'


    'I have mine too,' Marilyn said. 'It's in my diary'

    Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. 'I carry this with me at all times,' Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: 'I think we all saved our lists'

    That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried. She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.

    The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day. And we don't know when that one day will be.

    So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important. Tell them, before it is too late.

    And One Way To Accomplish This Is: Forward this message on. If you do not send it, you will have, once again passed up the wonderful opportunity to do something nice and beautiful.


    If you've received this, it is because someone cares for you and it means there is probably at least someone for whom you care.

    If you're 'too busy' to take those few minutes right now to forward this message on, would this be the VERY first time you didn't do that little thing that would make a difference in your relationships?

    The more people that you send this to, the better you'll be at reaching out to those you care about.

    Remember, you reap what you sow. What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.

    May Your Day Be Blessed As Special As You

    IF YOU CAN READ THIS THANK A TEACHER
    IFYOU CAN READ THIS IN ENGLISH THANK A SOLDIER

    23 Comments

    i done the list thing in primary school

    i dont still have it though

    Spam -

    Spam -


    - e d

    Original Poster

    Alot of people post stuff like this in the Misc Forums

    Most of its spam put i thought this was worth it because its a nice read

    geoneo123;2515441

    Alot of people post stuff like this in the Misc Forums Most of its spam … Alot of people post stuff like this in the Misc Forums Most of its spam put i thought this was worth it because its a nice read




    It was a nice read hun.

    True or not it makes you think

    Banned

    Spam all the same though,

    Forward To All, spreading the chain-mail love since 1987.

    Banned

    aScottishBloke;2515462

    Spam all the same though,



    but in the right forum :thumbsup:

    Nice read op ;-)

    Original Poster

    Thanks Sassie + Fireheaven :thumbsup:

    Look through the spam on this one lads

    Banned

    sassie;2515466

    but in the right forum :thumbsup:Nice read op ;-)



    Yes to some no doubt, but spam to me.

    I guess i'm just hacked off as I started reading it expecting a JOKE, but alas not to be :whistling:

    Banned

    aScottishBloke;2515493

    Yes to some no doubt, but spam to me.I guess i'm just hacked off as I … Yes to some no doubt, but spam to me.I guess i'm just hacked off as I started reading it expecting a JOKE, but alas not to be :whistling:



    oh cheer up ya miserable get, this aint feedback

    Original Poster

    aScottishBloke;2515493

    Yes to some no doubt, but spam to me.I guess i'm just hacked off as I … Yes to some no doubt, but spam to me.I guess i'm just hacked off as I started reading it expecting a JOKE, but alas not to be :whistling:



    LOL

    Ok i will add this to the title if it makes you feel better

    Contains No Jokes :thumbsup:

    fireheaven;2515455

    It was a nice read hun.True or not it makes you think



    I thought so as well, I'm curious to know whether it is actually genuine or not - the pessimistic side of me thinks not as with most of these things but regardless I like the positive sentiment whether it did happen or not.

    John

    aScottishBloke;2515493

    I guess i'm just hacked off as I started reading it expecting a JOKE, but … I guess i'm just hacked off as I started reading it expecting a JOKE, but alas not to be :whistling:



    I did wonder if it was going to be one like this one:

    I'm not going soft, but sometimes I like these stories, and this one … I'm not going soft, but sometimes I like these stories, and this one truly is amazing. In 1986, Dan Harrison was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Dan approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Dan worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Dan stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Dan never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty years later, Dan was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Dan and his son Dan Jr. were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Dan, lifted its front foot off the ground, and then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the encounter in 1986, Dan couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Dan summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Dan's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. Probably wasn't the same elephant.



    John

    geoneo123;2515509

    LOL Ok i will add this to the title if it makes you feel betterContains … LOL Ok i will add this to the title if it makes you feel betterContains No Jokes :thumbsup:



    No don't..........here's my email:-

    MORNING SEX
    >
    > She was standing in the kitchen
    > Preparing to boil eggs for breakfast,
    > Wearing only the 'T' shirt that she normally slept in.
    >
    > As I walked in almost awake,
    > She turned and said softly,
    > 'You've got to make love to me this very moment.'
    >
    > My eyes lit up and I thought,
    > 'I am either still dreaming or
    > This is going to be my lucky day.'
    >
    > Not wanting to lose the moment,
    > I embraced her and then gave it my all;
    > Right there on the kitchen table.
    >
    > Afterwards she said, 'Thanks,' and returned to the stove, her
    > 'T' shirt still around her neck.
    >
    > A little puzzled, I asked, 'What was that all about?'
    >
    > She explained, 'The egg timer's broken.'


    Hope you don't mind Geo :oops:

    Johnmcl7;2515510

    I thought so as well, I'm curious to know whether it is actually genuine … I thought so as well, I'm curious to know whether it is actually genuine or not - the pessimistic side of me thinks not as with most of these things but regardless I like the positive sentiment whether it did happen or not.John



    i highly doubt it is true

    they all kept it

    Banned

    sassie;2515501

    oh cheer up ya miserable get, this aint feedback



    No, i resent the undertones in the message, not particulaly fond of this type of message. I retain my right to be miserable

    geoneo123;2515509

    LOL Ok i will add this to the title if it makes you feel betterContains … LOL Ok i will add this to the title if it makes you feel betterContains No Jokes :thumbsup:




    Now I'm not so miserable, actually had a wee laugh noting that you did change the title :w00t:

    Cheers :thumbsup:

    bigbob909;2515526

    i highly doubt it is true they all kept it



    What a heart-warmingly negative view of the world...

    Original Poster

    bigbob909;2515526

    i highly doubt it is true they all kept it



    each person will take want they want to take from it :thumbsup:

    geoneo123;2515586

    each person will take want they want to take from it :thumbsup:



    yeah they may remember the things wrote about themself but i doubt they would keep the sheet

    Not spam. Why is always the Americans that seem to invent this stuff. ?

    I don't really care whether it is true or not, it does make you think. Things have changed drastically for me the past few years. I now try to make a point of letting people know how special they are, both close and far. Something I never did before.

    If I get very good service in a shop, I will go out of my way to let the shop / manager know. I am the first to complain if things are not good but I try to put as much effort into giving praise where it is due. It can mean so much to people.

    Banned

    iglimpse;2516626

    Not spam. Why is always the Americans that seem to invent this stuff. ?I … Not spam. Why is always the Americans that seem to invent this stuff. ?I don't really care whether it is true or not, it does make you think. Things have changed drastically for me the past few years. I now try to make a point of letting people know how special they are, both close and far. Something I never did before.If I get very good service in a shop, I will go out of my way to let the shop / manager know. I am the first to complain if things are not good but I try to put as much effort into giving praise where it is due. It can mean so much to people.



    thirtysomething ladies used to give me tips when I used to talk to them when I was on till in sainsburys during college....I used to be well happy cause I was always skint. but I think they wanted me to go back to theirs for coffee...:oops:

    imranmaz;2516811

    thirtysomething ladies used to give me tips when I used to talk to them … thirtysomething ladies used to give me tips when I used to talk to them when I was on till in sainsburys during college....I used to be well happy cause I was always skint. but I think they wanted me to go back to theirs for coffee...:oops:



    :? Wot are you on about?
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