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  • There was once a man who lived with his three sons.

    There was once a man who lived with his three sons. His sons were very hard working, but they constantly fought with each other. Even though the man continuously tried to help his sons make peace with each other, he was never successful. In fact, their fighting got to a point where their neighbors would make fun of them.

    Eventually, the father became ill. He begged his sons to learn how to work together because of his impending death, but they didn’t listen. The father then decided to teach his sons a practical lesson to help his sons forget their differences and become a united team.

    The father called his sons and said, “I’ll give you each an equal collection of sticks to break in half. Whoever breaks the sticks the fastest will be rewarded.”

    After agreeing to the task, the father gave each of his sons 10 sticks and instructed them to break each stick in half. This task took the sons mere minutes to complete, but once they were finished, they started to fight about who finished first.

    The father said, “Dear sons, the task isn’t finished. Now I’ll give each of you 10 more sticks, however, you must break the sticks in half as a bundle rather than snapping each one separately.”

    His sons agreed and attempted to do what he had asked. They each tried their best, but none could break the bundle in half. They told their father that they had failed.

    In response, their father said, “See, it was easy to break the sticks in half individually, but you couldn’t break all 10 of them at the same time. Similarly, if the three of you stay united as a team, nobody will be able to harm you. However, if you fight all the time, anyone will be able to defeat you. Please come together as a united team.”

    This lesson helped the man’s sons understand the power of being a team and promised their father that, moving forward, they would work together as a team, no matter what the situation was.

    Strong teams are naturally aligned to work harder and support each other.

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  • #Tag those you want to thank!

    #Tag those you want to thank!!

  • Imagine you were born in 1900.

    Imagine you were born in 1900.

    When you're 14, World War I begins and ends when you're 18 with 22 million dead.

    Soon after a global pandemic, the Spanish Flu, appears, killing 50 million people. And you're alive and 20 years old.

    When you're 29 you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange, causing inflation, unemployment and famine.

    When you're 33 years old the nazis come to power.

    When you're 39, World War II begins and ends when you're 45 years old with a 60 million dead. In the Holocaust 6 million Jews die.

    When you're 52, the Korean War begins.
    When you're 64, the Vietnam War begins and ends when you're 75.

    A child born in 1985 thinks his grandparents have no idea how difficult life is, but they had survived several wars and catastrophes.

    Today we have all the comforts in a new world, amid a new pandemic. But we complain because we need to wear masks. We complain because we must stay confined to our homes where we have food, electricity, running water, wifi, even Netflix! None of that existed back in the day. But humanity survived those circumstances and never lost their joy of living.

    A small change in our perspective can generate miracles. We should be thankful that we are alive. We should do everything we need to do to protect and help each other.

    (Photos: Getty Images.)

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  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus:

    If you have symptoms of coronavirus:

    ▪️a high temperature
    ▪️a new, continuous cough
    ▪️a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

    Get a test:

  • Yeovil businesses are celebrating Armed Forces Day today with a difference, coming together to support the Armed Forces

    Yeovil businesses are celebrating Armed Forces Day today with a difference, coming together to support the Armed Forces community, in an event that will be hosted entirely online.

    Despite all physical events being cancelled due to COVID-19, a number of Yeovil businesses have teamed up to take part in this digital event, including Yeovil Chamber of Trade, Love Yeovil , Leonardo, Wessex RFCA and many more.

    Yeovil’s Armed Forces Day Facebook Event can be found here:

    We are encouraging the people of Yeovil to get involved by sharing videos and images of support onto the Facebook event, using #SaluteOurForces and #AFDYeovil2020.

    Image: ©UK MOD Crown Copyright 2020

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  • Congratulations to Pulman's Weekly News digital team named "Best Local News Publication 2020 - West Country" by Corporate

    Congratulations to Pulman's Weekly News digital team named "Best Local News Publication 2020 - West Country" by Corporate Vision Magazine in their Media Innovator Awards.
    #LocalMediaMatters @Corp_Vision

    PULMAN'S WEEKLY NEWS & ADVERTISER SERIES was founded in 1857 by West Country publisher George Philip Rigney Pulman. For generations his papers have been highly regarded by communities as a reliable source of news and for their local advertising services. Today this honourable tradition continues. New and growing readership demands have required a gradual transition from print to digital.

    This long-term technology investment has already resulted in the company being presented with the West Country 'Media Innovator Award' for 2020 by Corporate Vision Magazine.

    Says Devon born Managing Editor, Duncan Williams: "This validation for our digital outreach, particularly during these Covid-19 aware times, has been been most welcome. We are seeing more readers and businesses needing to read, promote and connect to our local news services than ever before."

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