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Page 8 I Don work up a swea/./ b Let Greenbelt Cleaners do your shirts and jeans. Greenbelt Cleaners 874-5024 Minding Your Own Business By Don Taylor Terrific With Four T'S Over the years, I've met many pretty terrific people. Con- trary to the headlines and the six- o'clock news, there a lot of wonder- hal folks left in the world. You know the ones I mean. They are the folks whose name's come up from The Clarenbon _eWs time-to-time and someone always exclaims, "Oh, what a terrific per- son." Have you ever wondered what makes terrific people sc ter- rific? Why are they so esteemed among their peers? Why are they so often sought out for advice? Why is their assistance crucial to the success of so many worthwhile projects? I believe, if you study the lives of these terrific folks you'll find four traits that are always evident. I'd like to share them with you. Terrific Traits The Thorough Trait. Ac- cording to my dictionary, thorough means to "carry through to the end" or to "be considerate of the details." Because so few of us ever carry out fully all the projects we start, thorough persons appear terrific by contrast. I'll admit this is a charac- teristic I need to work on. Some- times my follow through is weak. I need to work on carrying out the details. Let me point out quickly that I'm not advocating that you should become a "detail nut" or a "perfec- way of expressing thoughts - even negative thoughts - in a manner that offends no one. I used to think that some folks were born with tact, and others to- tally without it. Now, I believe that the terrific person becomes tactful with studied practice. They care- fully consider the feelings of others before blurting out the obvious. They are no less truthful than others, they just find ways to deliver the truth in non-offensive ways. The Truthful Trait. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men." Terrific people share this treasure. They make it a daily part of their lives. As politically incorrect as it may be today, truthfulness is a terrific trait. Telling the truth is often more difficult than changing facts to suit the situation. Truth is refreshing where lies are dis- couraging. Truth is freedom. Lies make you a slave to more lies. Truth is tactful The poet, Robert Browning, said, "So ab- solutely good is truth, truth never hurts." There are times when ter- rific people don't tell the truth. They don't lie either. When the tionist." I have seen folks who ac- truth would cause someone need- complish little because they focus less pain they say nothing. They are on small, unimportant details, no less honest for keeping some What I'm encouraging here is that thoughts to themselves. In fact, we tackle a job and see it through that is one more reason they're ter- to the end. If you become a stay- rifle folks - they're thoughtful. with-it person folks will think The Thoughtful Trait. you're terrific. Webster defines thoughtful as The Tactful Trait. Another "considerate of others; kind." The characteristic of terrific folks is terrifie folks we know do care about their tactful nature. They have a the feelings of others. They are courteous and polite. Before Library Book Sale Books: 10 per inch Many interesting anique volumes Burton Momoria/Z ibrary Lday ,--A TthUa:dana/actMay/6. "mi I,.'-':." someone else, they think. they think, they avoi before acting and admirable trait. However, there is thoughtfulness than beil siderate of others. Thonghtfl I also mean to be careful and The terrific person unders that you can only solve  problems by serious thouglCL_, must carefully examine tTrum "wl ad rag facts. The person who, solve your problems wisdom of careful and consideration of facts is a friend. In fact, they are friends. 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