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It Could Have Been Worse
By Steve Higginbotham
February 18, 2004


The story is told about a man who opened a new business, so his best friend send him a floral arrangement to celebrate the event.  A couple days later, the man dropped by his friend's new business and read the card on the flowers he send.  The card said, "Rest in Peace."
Upset by the mistake, this man called to complain to the florist.  However, the florist quickly replied, "It could have been worse.  Somewhere in this city is an arrangement in a cemetery with a card that reads, 'Congratulations on your new location.'"
I guess it's true that things can always be worse.  We would do well to look for the good, and be thankful, even during those times when we're upset and things aren't going our way.  In fact, I'm sure that if we did what the song says, "Count your blessings, name them one by one..." our outlook on life would change dramatically!
Give it some thought.



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