“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” –Benjamin Franklin. I found that quote on Brainy quotes. In fact they had 28 pages of quotations on the subject of anger, and although I didn’t read them all, I did read several dozen, and they all reflected a similar philosophy – that anger is a negative passion.
I was at work one morning back in February 2007 and the owner of our company stuck his head into my office to tell me he had hired a new messenger. I felt there was something strange as he tried to act like he was in a hurry. "His name is Eric. And, oh yeah, he used to be a gang leader and spent 24 years in prison...
On November 14, 1992 Annette Herfkens, an international bond trader on Wall Street and her fiance Willem van der Pas (Pasje) boarded Vietnam Airlines flight 474 in Ho Chi Minh City. They were just two young people in love that planned a romantic getaway to the coastal resort of Nha Trang.
Moscow, Russia, December 1992...... There was a diplomatic reception held at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It was a major diplomatic event of the year and all the foreign ambassadors and consuls were present.
When you grow up somewhere in the world other than America, you hear many stories about how great America is. When I was a little girl, I heard that America was a country where all dreams come true and I imagined that everything was perfect in America – people looked like movie stars, they were beautifully dressed, they were friendly, rich and happy.
I was 10 years old and sitting on the bench in summer camp, with my things packed, bug bitten and sun burnt, waiting for my parents to pick me up and take me home after a month of fun. I saw my mother approaching… She came alone. She sat down next to me and announced the news:
“ I have something to tell you”, she said,
(From Marilyn's online memoir, Feel Free to Prosper: An Entrepreneurial Memoir of Synchronicity and Guidance... ) Taking Care of Business
My prosperity teachings and spiritual philosophy champion the use of positive words and ideas only. However, in an apparently negative situation usually lies the seed of a valuable lesson and I decided to share this story with you, hoping that you, also, will appreciate the lesson.