Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Difference Between Genius and Stupidity Is That Genius Has Its Limits


A partially deaf boy trudged into his home one day after school.  In his hand, he carried a note.  It was a note from school officials suggesting that his parents remove him from school.  According to those wise officials, this boy was "too stupid to learn."

Upon reading the note, the boy's mother vowed, "My son Tom isn't too stupid to learn.  I'll teach him myself."  And that is exactly what she did.

Many years later when Tom died, many Americans paid tribute to him by turning off their lights for one full minute.  This was a fitting tribute, for Tom Edison invented the light bulb--along with motion pictures and the phonograph.  In all, he was credited with more than a thousand patents.  He also had a gift for powerful, motivating words.

Neither you nor anyone you work with is beyond learning.  No one is beyond discovering new ways to express talent, enthusiasm, creativity, and love.  No one is beyond receiving affection and encouragement.

Never give up on yourself, no matter what anyone else says.  Stand up for others, and encourage them to stay the course as well.  Your Heavenly Father hasn't given up on any of you.  And He never will.

For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

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