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Do you THINK? Or do you KNOW?

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Do you THINK you know?  or do you KNOW?   It's amazing how much different a situation becomes, when we KNOW something, as opposed to just THINKING something.  For instance, I have never been to Niagara Falls, but I have seen pictures and videos, and think it is a wondrous site to behold, but I have not seen it with my own eyes... so I can't KNOW anything about it... Here is a wonderful little story that illustrates how much different it is to KNOW, rather than THINK we know...      

 

A woman was waiting at an airport one night
With several long hours before her flight

She hunted for a book in the airport shop
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see
That the man beside her as bold as could be

Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene

She munched cookies and watched the clock
As this gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock

She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by
Thinking "If I wasn't so nice I'd blacken his eye"

With each cookie she took he took one too
And when only one was left she wondered what he'd do

With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh
He took the last cookie and broke it in half

He offered her half as he ate the other
She snatched it from him and thought "Oh brother

This guy has some nerve and he's also rude
Why he didn't even show any gratitude"

She had never known when she had been so galled
And sighed with relief when her flight was called

She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat
Then sought her book which was almost complete

As she reached in her baggage she gasped with surprise
There was her bag of cookies in front of her eyes

"If mine are here" she moaned with despair
"Then the others were his and he tried to share"

"Too late to apologize" she realized with grief
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief


I remember hearing Wayne Dyer read this story one time and I can't for the life of remember who it was credited to.  If anyone can tell me who to cite for this beautiful little gem, please let me know.

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