Tuesday, March 04, 2008

How Important Is Packaging?

Dear Friends,

Today I would like to share a story with you, I hope you will find it enlightening.

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he’d admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

On graduation morning, the young man’s father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Journal, with his name embossed in gold on the cover. “With all your money,” he said angrily, “you give me a Journal?” He stormed out of the house, leaving the journal behind.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a wonderful family. He thought of his father often, and how he hadn’t seen him since that graduation morning. Then one day he received a telephone call telling him his father had passed away. His father had willed all of his possessions to his son, and he was asked to come immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father’s house, sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father’s important papers and saw the still-new Journal, just as he had left it years ago. He opened the leather book and began to turn the blank pages. As he did so, a car key dropped from the back of the leather flap. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer with the sports car he’d desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words Paid in Full.

Are you missing out on blessings because you’re focused on how they’re wrapped?

On Your Team
Jeffrey Stanton
Your Trusted Advisor For Life

P.S. Do you have a great story you’d like to share with us? Please email me at mailto:mfeedback@jeffreysjournal.com

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