These five important lessons were passed to me via an email many years ago. These lessons are full of wisdom in how to treat people. I am not saying that they are true life stories, but still they make valid points for our considerations.
1. The Cleaning Lady.During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello". I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
2. Pickup in the Rain
|Car in the rain; Photo: Flickr|
A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others," Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole
3. Remember those who serve.
|Waitress Photo: Flickr|
4. The Obstacles in Our Path.
|Boulders on road Photo: Flickr|
5. Giving When it Counts.
|Blood Transfusion at Bayalpata Hospital Photo: Flickr|
Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away?".
Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
I don't know the source of these stories.
However please advise me if you know
so that I might give the appropriate credit due!