(Note from Daven: This document, and the one after it has been circulating the ‘Net for a while. I have yet to find the author of these, or at least the person who compiled it into one document. That, however, does not diminish the important words contained herein. Both of these make you think before you act, and show you that the least little thing sometimes has a greater effect than you intend. Read these and think about them for a while.)
Important Lessons Life Teaches You…
Most Important Lesson
During my second month of nursing school, 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.