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Teaching and Joy

Edited by Robert Sornson and James Scott

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Chapter 25. Forty-Nine Years Later

by Al Fialka

Every day, we're given an opportunity to share our joy and practice an attitude of gratitude. Will you?

My story has a happy ending. I was sitting in church one day, sort of half-listening to the sermon. Then, certain spoken words caught my attention, and I began to listen more closely. The minister was saying, “Too many of us let life go on and we don't take an active part in it like we should. Things happen to us, we feel and we think, and then we wait for the next day to come.” The words from the pulpit kept coming and now I was alert, waiting for more. “We all have certain people who touched our lives in one way or another, such as a friend, counselor, boss, nurse, or teacher. Have we ever told them how we feel?”


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