Monday, August 20, 2007

The Mostest and the Greatest

Busy, busy day today. I have an interview with new parents tonight. After doing this job for over 17 years, I still find this part of the job nerve wracking and hard. So I have lots to do. Hence (you like that word?), I give you something that's been tucked in my bible for years.

~The most destructive habit.....Worry

~The greatest joy.....Giving

~The greatst loss.....loss of self-respect

~The most satisfying work.....Helping others

~The ugliest personality trait.....Selfishness

~The most endangered species.....Dedicated leaders

~Our greatest natural resource.....Our youth

~The greatest "shot in the arm".....Encouragement

~The greatest problem to overcome.....Fear

~The most effective sleeping pill.....Peace of Mind

~The most crippling failure disease.....Excuses

~The most powerful force in life.....Love

~The most dangerous pariah.....A gossiper

~The world's most incredible computer.....The brain

~The worst thing to be without.....Hope

~The deadliest weapon.....the Tongue

~The two most power-filled words....."I Can"

~The greatest assest.....Faith

~The most worthless emotion.....Self Pity

~The most beautiful attire.....your Smile

~The most prized possession.....Integrity

~The most powerful channel of communication.....Prayer

~The most contagious spirit.....Enthusiasm


Quite a list, isn't it? The one I tossed around in my mind was the Two most powerfilled words. I thought maybe it would be a sincere "I'm sorry". What do you think? Agree with them all? Have a different idea on any of them?

15 comments:

Barbara H. said...

Interviewing new parents would make me nervous, too!

That is quite a list. I think I'd agree with most of them. I don't know about the greatest loss -- I can think of all kinds of losses and it would be hard to say which was worst. I think I'd agree with you about the power-filled words.

Molly Coddled said...

Funny you mentioned the only one I frowned at because really those words should be, HE can.

Great list though, makes you think.

Chappyswife said...

These are good, Susanne! I like them, most especially the sleeping pill... peace of mind.

Linda said...

That was a very wise person who made up that list. I think "I'm forgiven" have been very power-filled words in my life. They have freed me from the weight of so much guilt.
Thanks for sharing that Susanne.

Cyndi said...

I just said a prayer that your interviews would go well! :)

Susie said...

Thanks for sharing this list. I think they are all very true indeed.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Hope your interview goes well.

I agree with those, and some of them really struck me (meaning--pay attention and learn!).

Beck said...

I think I'll copy that out for my fridge! :)

Rindy said...

wow--great list. you've really got me thinking how I would answer...pretty similar on most. thanks!

Jen said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you

gail@more than a song said...

Oh those are all so good! Glad you posted it....hope your interviews go well, 17 years? Incredible!

Shalee said...

These are wonderful, Susanne! And I'd have to agree whole-heartedly with your two most powerful words. A good "I'm sorry" carries more weight than anything known to man.

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

What a great list, Suzanne. I especially like the most beautiful attire - your smile. That's so, so true. Our pastor once said something that I think about all the time. You get back from people what you give. Give them a frown and they'll frown back at you.

But when you smile at someone, it's almost impossible for them to not smile right back at you.

Kim said...

I pray your interview goes well. This list was good...there were a couple I kinda wasn't sure about...

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

What a powerful list!!

This is a good one to have tucked away in your bible.