WHO GAVE YOU YOUR FIRST BREAK?
Someone saw something in you once. That’s partly why you are here today. It could have been a thoughtful parent, drill sergeant, an appreciative employer or just a friend who dug down in his pocket and came up with a few bucks. Whoever it was, had the kindness and foresight to bet on your future. Those are the two human qualities that separate the human being from the orangutan. In the next 24 hours, take 10 minutes to write a grateful note to the person who helped you. You’ll keep a wonderful friendship alive. Matter of fact, take another 10 minutes to give somebody else a break. Who knows? Someday you might get a nice letter. It might be the most gratifying message you ever read.