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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

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    Helpfulness

    Our natural tendency is to take care of “Me and Mine.” This makes us a world of one. That becomes a lonesome world. Usually, society will be glad to permit us to stay isolated.

    To go from isolation to having lot of friends, we must change our attitude and actions. We take on the perspective of the Good Samaritan. If someone is depressed or confused, we reach out and give sympathy, empathy or even aid. After we feel comfortable doing this for people in obvious need, we can move up to being other people minded in ordinary situations.

    As we leave home, we begin to automatically look for someone to smile at and give a cheerful greeting. When we brighten other’s day, they will so or later return that to us. Like a farmer, we must patiently wait for the return. In the meantime, we can keep being helpful. We might mentally argue that it is none of our business. Instinctively, we know we ought to reach out and help. So we train ourselves to get up and go assist them as we can.

    Being helpful to family, friends and employees beings with it a reward. It is not: our company will be profitable, they invite to social circle, or they will think highly of us. There comes a sweet peace and satisfying feeling at the end of the day that we have helped make the world a little better.