A dear friend in Canada recently sent me the following heartwarming story:
"A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 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.' With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup.
Holding it carefully handed it to the little boy. 'How much?' asked the little boy. 'No charge,' answered the farmer, 'There's no charge for love.' The world is full of people who need someone who understands."
Feel free to comment...
Adam from CLC
Labels: friendship, hope, love
Since we became a FedEx Authorized ShipCenter
(FASC for short), our name and address have been displayed in the locater section of FedEx.com. However, our phone number was not being displayed, due to internal FedEx regulations.
Well, as of earlier this month, FedEx decided to display all FASC phone numbers on their website, so that people can call for more details. This decision really augments FedEx business so we think it was a very good move, especially before the holidays.
For all those people who have asked us for directions and information, they can now look us up on FedEx.com, using the following easy-to-follow instructions:
Just go to FedEx.com, then mouse over to the SHIP tab on top and click on FIND LOCATIONS in the drop down menu. Enter 14072 in the zip code field and enter SUBMIT and we are the only one result with maps, directions and phone number. This process should also make it easier for you and your contacts / friends.
Happy Shipping & Shopping!
Adam from CLC
Labels: "ground shipping", courier, directions, fedex, maps, shipping
We never imagined that our leather tissue box covers
would be such a huge success until we ran out in May and had requests throughout the summer to get them quickly back in stock. We initially only sold the rectangular ones
on our site. Then, due to increased requests to accommodate the square shaped
Kleenex boxes, we decided to add the square leather tissue box cover too, which neatly and elegantly covers a standard box of square tissues.
Both these items, the square and rectangular boxes make great gifts for the boss, colleagues and Christmas.
Furthermore, they really add a touch of class to the conference table or secretary's desk, especially in a successful law firm, real estate office or doctor's office. And we were quite surprised to find out that not many places sell these handmade leather desk accessories
online. So it's good to buy them now before we run out again (it took us 4 months to get them back in stock this week).
Happy Desk Decorating,
Labels: boss day gifts, christmas gifts, leather gifts, tissue box covers
Yesterday, it was quite hot here in WNY (which stands for Western New York, for those unfamiliar with the area) and Karen came in the office with a lovely white summer dress. She looked very nice but stated that it was inappropriate to wear white after Labor Day. Then why did she wear it, I asked. "Just because," she replied, "it's supposed to be a hot day today and I would rather be comfortable than appropriate!"
Thus, we are pleased to present you with our "Just because" collection of leather gifts
at CLC, when you don't have any reason to give at all but want to just because it's the right thing to do.
So go ahead and enjoy this often updated section
and let us know what you think.
And remember that sometimes you don't need a real reason to give, whether it's a product or service.
People do nice things to others all the time and they don't get compensated for such actions immediately. But they know that these acts are the right things to do and doing them makes these people feel better about themselves and about society at large.
So try to give someone a nice gift just because you feel like it and enjoy the internal satisfaction afterwards.
Adam from CLC
Labels: just because, leather gifts