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Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by bulldoza, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. bulldoza

    bulldoza Senior Member

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    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 inquireBy 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.

    Now you have

    1 Delete this email, or

    2. Forward it other people.

    I hope that you will choose No. 2 and remember.

    Most importantly.... ”Live with no regrets, Treat people the way you want to be treated, Work like you don’t need the money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, and Dance like you do when nobody’s watching.”

    NOW more than ever - Please... Pass It On...
    You never know how or when you'll be paid!
  2. bulldoza

    bulldoza Senior Member

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    I just dont have all of my friends emails please pass through it
  3. Smile

    Smile JF-Expert Member

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    OTIS JF-Expert Member

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    Good lessons.
  5. ndetichia

    ndetichia JF-Expert Member

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    kweli we mkali thanks in advance..
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    Mr Rocky JF-Expert Member

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    Thank you
    Yaani ni nzuri sana
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    Sita Sita JF-Expert Member

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    Lesson No. 1
    Very Very Important for all of us.
  8. Meritta

    Meritta JF-Expert Member

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    iko poa asante sana ila iyo ya kwanza nzuri zaid
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    Roulette JF-Expert Member

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    Very good lessons of life kindness and humility... thank you.