InspirEmail No 391 - October 2023 - The man who sold very good hot dogs
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'


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The man who sold very good hot dogs

There was once a man who lived by the side of the road and sold hot dogs.  He was hard of hearing so he had no radio - he had trouble with his eyes, so he read no newspapers and of course he didn't look at television.  But he sold very good hot dogs.

He put up signs on the highway telling everyone how good they were, he stood on the side of the road and cried out to all that past 'buy a hot dog, they are the best in town'. 

And people bought his hot dogs and he increased his meat and bun orders. He bought a bigger stove to take care of all the extra business. He finally got his son to come and help him out with his business.

But then something happen, his son who had been well educated said . . . 'Father, haven't you been listening to the radio or reading the newspapers or watching television? There's a big recession happening right now. The current business situation is terrible in this country - we have problems with unemployment, high living costs, strikes, pollution, the influence of minorities and majorities, the rich, the poor, drugs, alcohol, capitalism and communism '. 

Where upon his father thought . . . 'well my son's been well educated, he reads the papers, listens to the radio and watches television, so he ought to know'. 

So his father cut down on his meat and bun orders, took down all his advertising signs and no longer bothered to stand by the side of the road to promote and sell his hot dogs and his hot dog sales fell almost overnight. 

'You're right, son' the father said 'we certainly are in the middle of a recession'

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Believe in your heart that something wonderful is about to happen and love your life.

Believe in your own powers and your own potential and in your own innate goodness.

Wake every morning with the awe of just being alive.

Discover each day the magnificent awesome beauty in the world.

Explore and embrace life in yourself and in everyone you see each day.

Reach within to find your own specialness.

Amaze yourself and rouse those around you to the potential of each new day.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect, as this is the essence of your humanity.

Let those who love you help you and trust enough to be able to take and receive.

Look with hope to the horizon of today for today is all we truly have, so live this day well.

Let a little sun out as well as in and create your own rainbows.

Be open to all your possibilities and always believe in miracles.

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