The 77% Weekly

The Religion-Outside-The-Box Newsletter

September 2006 – Issue 27/40

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you to have a dose of
something spiritual but not religious 40 out of 52 weeks a year.

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empowers people to find and sing praises to (the) God (of their
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Friday, September 29, 2006.
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Notes on the 77% Weekly

A number of people learned last week that The 77% Weekly
has an editor, and I would like to take this time to publicly
thank Michele for being behind the scenes and helping me
make each of the “sermonettes” look and read its best.

ready and below. You might not agree with all of it. That’s
alright, it’s kind of radical in a way. Comments as always are welcomed.

How to deal with impossible people

Do you know how to deal with impossible people?


Here are some ideas. . .


Take a
moment and focus on some of the impossible people who
are, or have recently been, in your life. Now think about all
the different ways you have chosen to deal with

Chances are you can easily write a
compelling list of all the ways not to deal with
impossible people — be rude, fight, antagonize them,

But what about things that do work?

The very first step.

The very
first step of “how to deal with impossible people” is one that
most of us forget.

Answer the question: Is this
something I want or need to do?

Is this
“impossible person” someone you have to deal with?

If the answer is yes, then continue

If the answer is no, congratulations,
problem averted! Take a deep breath and move


Dealing with
impossible people has a surprisingly simple solution. It’s just
four letters long: L – O – V – E.

The best way to
deal with impossible people is to love them.

Download this article . .

With much love,

Rabbi Brian


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