INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
As long as youre going to be thinking anyway, think big.
~ Donald Trump
THE LESSON FROM TWO LEMONADE STANDS
The first stand is run by two kids. They use Countrytime lemonade, paper cups and a bridge table. Its a decent lemonade stand, one in the long tradition of standard lemonade stands. It costs a dollar to buy a cup, which is a pretty good price, considering you get both the lemonade and the satisfaction of knowing you supported two kids.
The other stand is different. The lemonade is free, but theres a big tip jar. When you pull up, the owner of the stand beams as only a proud eleven year old girl can beam. She takes her time and reaches into a pail filled with ice and lemons. She pulls out a lemon. Slices it. Then she squeezes it with a clever little hand juicer.
The whole time thats shes squeezing, shes also talking to you, sharing her insights (and yes, her joy) about the power of lemonade to change your day. Its a beautiful day and shes in no real hurry. Lemonade doesnt hurry, she says. It gets made the right way or not at all. Then she urges you to take a bit less sugar, because it tastes better that way.
While youre talking, a dozen people who might have become customers drive on by because it appears to take too long. You dont mind, though, because youre engaged, almost entranced. A few people pull over and wait in line behind you.
Finally, once shes done, you put $5 in the jar, because your free lemonade was worth at least twice that. Well, maybe the lemonade itself was worth $3, but youd happily pay again for the transaction. It touched you. In fact, it changed you.
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