The Seasoning

The Seattle Special Olympics

A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and...

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Someone Needs You Today

A Boston florist named Henry Penn once told how two boys and a girl came into his floral shop one day and explained: "We're the committee, and we'd like to buy some pretty yellow flowers, sir. So, you have any yellow flowers? He'd like them better if they were yellow....

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The Thoughtless Pilot

Once, a thoughtless pilot got into an ill-equipped single-engine plane and took off. He didn't know much about how to handle the instruments--he just flew. The plane had no lights but he was flying up to a little country airstrip where he would land, he thought,...

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