Thanks for your tiime

Love you!

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Date: Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 3:15 AM
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To: Jeff C

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A young man learns
what's most important in life from the guy next door.
It had been some time since Jack had seen the
old man. College, girls, career, and life itself got in the
way.. In fact, Jack moved clear across the country in
pursuit of his dreams.
     There, in the rush
of his busy life, Jack had little time to think about the
past and often no time to spend with his wife and son. He
was working on his future, and nothing could stop him.
Over the phone, his mother told him, "Mr.
Belser died last night. The funeral is Wednesday." Memories
flashed through his mind like an old newsreel as he sat
quietly remembering his childhood days..
"Jack, did you hear me?"
     "Oh, sorry, Mom. Yes,
I heard you.. It's been so long since I thought of him. I'm
sorry, but I honestly thought he died years ago," Jack said.
    "Well, he didn't forget
you. Every time I saw him he'd ask how you were doing. He'd
reminisce about the many days you spent over 'his side of
the fence' as he put it," Mom told him.
"I loved that old house he lived in," Jack
"You know, Jack, after your father died, Mr.
Belser stepped in to make sure you had a man's influence in
your life," she said
"He's the one who taught me carpentry," he
said. "I wouldn't be in this business if it weren't for him.
He spent a lot of time teaching me things he thought were
important…Mom, I'll be there for the funeral," Jack said.
As busy as he was, he kept his word. Jack
caught the next flight to his hometown. Mr. Belser's funeral
was small and uneventful. He had no children of his own, and
most of his relatives had passed away.
The night before he had to return home, Jack
and his Mom stopped by to see the old house next door one
more time.
Standing in the doorway , Jack paused for a
moment. It was like crossing over into another dimension, a
leap through space and time The house was exactly as he
remembered. Every step held memories. Every picture, every
piece of furniture….Jack stopped suddenly..
"What's wrong, Jack?" his Mom asked.
"The box is gone," he said
"What box?" Mom asked.
"There was a small gold box that he kept
locked on top of his desk. I must have asked him a thousand
times what was inside. All he'd ever tell me was 'the thing
I value most,'" Jack said.
It was gone. Everything about the house was
exactly how Jack remembered it, except for the box. He
figured someone from the Belser family had taken it.
"Now I'll never know what was so valuable to
him," Jack said. "I better get some sleep. I have an early
flight home, Mom.."
It had been about two weeks since Mr. Belser
died Returning home from work one day Jack discovered a note
in his mailbox. "Signature required on a package. No one at
home. Please stop by the main post office within the next
three days," the note read.
Early the next day Jack retrieved the
package.. The small box was old and looked like it had been
mailed a hundred years ago. The handwriting was difficult to
read, but the return address caught his attention. "Mr.
Harold Belser" it read.. Jack took the box out to his car
and ripped open the package. There inside was the gold box
and an envelope. Jack's hands shook as he read the note
"Upon my death, please forward this box and
its contents to Jack Bennett . It's the thing I valued most
in my life." A small key was taped to the letter. His heart
racing, as tears filling his eyes, Jack carefully unlocked
the box. There inside he found a beautiful gold pocket
Running his fingers slowly over the finely
etched casing, he unlatched the cover. Inside he found these
words engraved:
"Jack, Thanks for your time! -Harold Belser."
"The thing he valued most was…my time"
Jack held the watch for a few minutes, then
called his office and cleared his appointments for the next
two days. "Why?" Janet, his assistant asked.
"I need some time to spend with my son," he
"Oh, by the way, Janet, thanks for your
Think about this. You
may not realize it, but it's 100% true
1. At least 15 people in this world love you
in some way.
2 A smile from you can bring happiness to
anyone, even if they don't like you.
3 Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before
they go to sleep.
4.. You mean the world to someone..
5. If not for you, someone may not be living.
6. You are special and unique.
7. When you think you have no chance of
getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you
trust God to do what's best, and wait on His time, sooner or
later, you will get it or something better.
8. When you make the biggest mistake ever,
something good can still come from it.
9. When you think the world has turned its
back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back
on the world.
10. Someone that you don't even know exists
loves you.
11.. Always remember the compliments you
received… Forget about the rude remarks.
12 . Always tell someone how you feel about
them; you will feel much better when they know and you'll
both be happy .
13. If you have a great friend, take the time
to let them know that they are great.
Send this letter to all the people you care
about, if you do so, you will certainly brighten someone's
day and might change their perspective on life…for the
To everyone I sent this to
?Thanks for your time!?

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