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Excerpt From Your Unfinished Life: A Parisian Story
By Lawrence J Danks
Friday, January 30, 2009

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How making a little extra effort produces happiness for receivers and givers alike

Take Visitors Where They Need To Go
When visiting Paris, my friend and I took the Metro to Montmartre to see the area and the Sacre Coeur Basilica. Its front steps offer stunning views of Paris. As dominant of a building as it is, I thought it would be obvious where it was, once we exited the Metro station. It wasn’t. I asked an elderly lady which direction it was in. She didn’t speak any English, and my “French” is pathetic, but she gestured for us to follow her. She led us down the street about three blocks to a point where the church was clearly visible. I nodded and thanked her, but she motioned insistently several times that we continue to follow her. We went about twenty more steps and she gestured with her hand for us to look up. Before us was a stunning, carpet of green grass and an unobstructed view of the basilica she wanted us to see, one we would have missed if we hadn’t continued to follow her. We thanked her and then she turned and went on her way, down the same little street she had probably walked for decades before. She wouldn’t settle for doing a partial kindness, but only the fullest one she could offer. Such sweetness and concern for strangers for us to emulate.

Lawrence J. Danks is the author of Finding The Right Man For You: Dating Advice For Women. It is available through, Barnesand and other leading booksellers.










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Reviewed by Kirby Rooks 2/1/2009
This was a wonderful story, but I felt you could have developed it a bit more to increase the interest that you created in this lady. Basically more physical description as well as reasoning for her actions.

Overall a good job and I enjoyed reading it.

Life In A Pressure Cooker/Look What's Inside by Jerry Hulse

This book helps one to understand and better cope with the pressures of life that every one of us faces on a daily basis. God wants to produce character in his children and sometim..  
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Fantasy tales encourage our spirit to fly freely and joyfully...  
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