Tuesday, July 05, 2005

today's emailed topics around the office

Jamie sent this link about a crazy restuarant in Taiwan.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8417691/
Wayne posed this question: what do the restrooms look like in this restuarant? :)

on a different note, many of us get emailed a "monday morning memo" from the Wizard Academy every week. well, i thought i should put a little excerpt of today's memo on my blog for you.

Business people, do you want to attract multitudes? Develop the heart of a servant – one who truly loves – and you will quickly become beloved. The world has masters aplenty; it is servants who are in short supply.
I'm not the first to note how words and actions reveal the heart. Luke tells of a dawn two thousand years ago when Jesus walked grass still wet with dew. After choosing from among a great crowd of followers the twelve who would accompany him to the end, Jesus stepped forward and spoke to the waiting throng, "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks."
Now let's look at Jesus' actions - beginning with his choosing of the twelve - and see if they reveal his motives: The fact that none of them were leaders in the business community indicates that he wasn't planning to measure membership or attendance numbers, build a bank account or launch a political action committee. "Minister" was more of a verb in his day.
Flash forward to his final day in John 13: "… so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." The twelve were aghast. Foot washing was like scrubbing a public toilet or scraping gum off the bottom of bus benches. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" Jesus asked them. "I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you."
Consciously or unconsciously, each of us follows a hero. We model our actions after their actions and measure our success according to their values. Are you consciously aware of whose example you are following? Look quietly to your daily actions and you'll find your hero vividly revealed.
[Roy H. Williams]

Hope everyone had a Happy 4th! I'll type more at ya soon!

2 comments:

Summer said...

Good post special K.

stephanie said...

Oh, the things you'll see in Asia!!