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5 Important Lessons To Learn

Jan 09, 2011 - 12 comments








Hello I have no ideal who came up with these, but I liked them and thought you might too. ENJOY.
Have A Wonderful Day and God Bless Brenda

1 - First Important Lesson - 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 50's, 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. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American

Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway

Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had

Broken down and she desperately needed a ride.

Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

A young white man stopped to help her, generally

Unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960's. The man

Took her to safety, helped her get assistance and

Put her into a taxicab.

She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his

Address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a

Knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a

Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. 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



Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those

Who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,

A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and

Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in

Front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and

Studied the coins in it.

"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the

Waitress was growing impatient.
"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.

The little boy again counted his coins.
"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on

The table and walked away The boy finished the ice

Cream, paid the cashier and left.  When the waitress

Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the

Table.  There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,

Were two nickels and five pennies..

You see,  he couldn't  have the sundae, because he had

To have enough left to leave her a tip.

4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a

Roadway.  Then he hid himself and watched to see if

Anyone would remove the huge rock.  Some of the

King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by

And simply walked around it.  Many loudly blamed the

King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did

Anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of

Vegetables.  Upon approaching the boulder, the

peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the

stone to the side of the road.  After much pushing

and straining, he finally succeeded. After the

peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed

a purse lying in the road where the boulder had

been.  The purse contained many gold coins and a note

from the King indicating that the gold was for the

person who removed the boulder from the roadway.  The

peasant learned what many of us never understand!

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve

our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a

hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who

was suffering from a rare & serious disease.  Her only

chance of recovery appeared to be a blood

transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had

miraculously survived the same disease and had

developed the antibodies needed to combat the

illness.  The doctor explained the situation to her

little brother, and asked the little boy if he would

be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a

deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save

her."  As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed

next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing

the color returning to her cheek. 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.

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by bluebird777, Jan 09, 2011
Thank you for sharing. I love it! Good Stuff!  :)

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by specialmom, Jan 09, 2011
Brenda, you have the best journals!  I so enjoyed reading these tonight.  Thanks.

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by RockRose, Jan 09, 2011
I've enjoyed reading these tonight too,  and have to comment on the first point.  

My freshman year in college one of my favorite teachers said "make friends with the janitor in your dorm,  and the secretary in your department,  your life will be MUCH easier".    Was she ever right!!    

You can carry that life lesson all through the ages - just be NICE to the people who serve you,  and you'll have a smooth ride.  

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by adgal, Jan 09, 2011
Beautiful...the last one brought tears to my eyes.  What a wonderful journal...thank you.

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by RavenT, Jan 09, 2011
Thank you!!!

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by crackerjack4u2, Jan 09, 2011
Bluebird777-Thank you and you are quit Welcome Hun.  I'm Glad You enjoyed it.  

Specialmom- Thank You,  I try to share the things I enjoy and hope you will too.

RockRose-  LOL too cute both can be very important folks in your life can't they?  Yes,  life lessons are very Important.

adgal- Thank You.  Yes, the last one is very precious isn't it, and I can just see some little boy thinking that too.  Bless His Little Heart,

I Hope You All Have A Wonderful Night, and God Bless Brenda

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by Ashelen, Jan 09, 2011
Wow that last one brought--- yeah, what Adgal said, lol. Thanks for sharing ...truly, thank you :-).

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by tbabi20, Jan 10, 2011
Oh wow these are all great but the last one was truly beautiful.

Thanks for sharing... :D

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by crackerjack4u2, Jan 10, 2011
Ashelen and tbabi-  You're Quite Welcome and I'm glad you enjoyed them.  Have A Wonderful Day, and God Bless Brenda

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by crackerjack4u2, Jan 10, 2011
RavenT I so sorry hun I didn't mean to skip you. You are Very Welcome, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Have A Wonderful Day and God Bless Brenda

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by push2rewind, Jan 26, 2011
So happy I've found your post,absolutely beautiful..

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by crackerjack4u2, Jan 27, 2011
Thank You push2rewind.  I'm so glad you enjoyed it.  Have A Very Blessed Day Brenda

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