Like a Puppy

In spite of the wickedness in the world, there are still good people out there, we need to meet and greet them….so, greet them like a puppy!’

You don’t have lick people’s faces, but do show that you’re happy to see them. Puppies remember everyone and are always thrilled to see people. When puppies greet us they are genuinely excited, and that makes us feel good about ourselves.

First impressions really do count, especially the first few seconds. When you meet friends, workmates, or new people, turn up the enthusiasm meter, make eye contact and smile.

Why do we love puppies, because puppies love people.

Tit 3:15 “……………………….Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.”

1 Pet 5:14 “Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.”

For Sale: Puppies

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A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign
advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his
yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his
overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy. “Mister,” he said, “I
want to buy one of your puppies.”

Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck,
these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.”

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his
pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.
I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?” “Sure,” said
the farmer.

And with that he let out a whistle,”Here,Dolly!” he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four
little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link
fence. His eyes danced with delight.

As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something
else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this
one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then, in a somewhat
awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing
its best to catch up…. “I want that one,” the little boy said, pointing to
the runt.

The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side and said, “Son, you don’t want
that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other
dogs would.” With that the little boy stepped back from the fence,
reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so
he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching
itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said,
You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who
understands.”

The world is full of people who need someone who understands.