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Here's another message from Steve Goodier that I'd like to share with you all.

WORK IT OUT


"Anger blows out the lamp of the mind," said Robert Ingersoll.


It may be true! I heard a story about one woman who seemed to
have no reason behind her anger. The story goes like this:

A man read, in the want ads, of a sports car for sale. It had
only 3,000 miles. "Like new," the ad boasted. "Mint condition.
$75.00."

He laughed to himself, and he said, "There goes the newspaper,
making another mistake." But he decided to call the number anyway
and he asked the woman who answered about the car.

"Is it really brand new?"

"Yes," she replied.

"Three thousand miles?"

"Yes."

"The price?"

"Seventy-five dollars," she answered.

"Lady, what's wrong with it?" he asked.

"Nothing is wrong with it. You're the first to call. I supposed
nobody else believes the ad."

He decided to look at it. She let him take a test drive. The car
looked exquisite and ran perfectly. He just couldn't believe his
luck!

"The car is yours for $75.00," the woman said emphatically, "on
one condition. I want the money now and I want you to drive it
away so I never have to see it again."

He paid her and took the keys. "Please tell me, lady," he
persisted. "You could have sold this car for thirty thousand
dollars. What is going on?"

She told her story: "I bought this car for my husband on our
fortieth wedding anniversary. Two weeks later he ran off with
somebody else. Last week I got a card from him. They are in a
resort in Miami Beach, Florida. The card said, 'Need money, sell
car, send cash.' I did."

You may smile at her way of expressing anger. But what do you do when
you are angry?

Some people "act it out." They break something. Or they say something
they later regret. They strike back.

Other people "take it out." They kick the dog or scream at the kids.
They lash out at the next unlucky person they come across.

Still others "talk it out." They find someone who will listen. They
know they have to bring it up if they want to get it out. And after
they've talked it out they usually know what to do and generally feel
better.

ACT IT OUT and your actions will become a block to good
communication.

TAKE IT OUT and you cause more hurt and anger.

TALK IT OUT and you can GET IT OUT.

Once you GET IT OUT you can WORK IT OUT and your relationship will
work for you!



Steve Goodier

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