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    Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people.

    Five (5) lessons about the way we treat people.

    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 Alabamahighway
    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 help ing me and unselfishly serving
    others."

    Sincerely,
    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.

    Now you have 2 choices.

    1 Delete this email, or
    2. Forward it other people.
    I hope that you will choose No. 2 and remember.

    Most importantly.... "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 - Peace... Pass It On...





    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

    --Ronald Reagan
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    Worth sharing. Thankyou.

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    Great Post thanks for sharing
    Lead from the front and always remember those who came first.



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    Each post of yours that I read makes me believe you're the woman of my dreams... do you think you can fall in love with a small furry creature with fangs and an obsession for nuts?


    Searching for Evil and the Perfect donut (Love that book)

    "It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you"
    -Batman Begins

    There are gains for all our losses
    There are balms for all our pain
    But, when youth, the dream, departs
    It takes something from our hearts
    And it never comes again

    "Captain, it is I Ensign Pulver. I just threw your damn palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crap about no movie tonight?" -Ens Pulver in Mister Roberts

    The man who will go where his colors go, without asking who will fight a phantom foe in the jungle and mountain range, without counting, and who will suffer and die in the midst of incredible hardship, without complaint, is still what he has always been, from Imperial Rome to sceptered Britain to democratic America. He is the stuff of which legions are made. ...His pride is in his colors and his regiment, his training hard and thorough and coldly realistic, to fit him for what he must face...and his obedience is to his orders. He has been called United State Marine.
    T.R. Fehrenbach, This Kind of War

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc830cop View Post
    an obsession for nuts?
    Isn't that counter-productive to what you're trying to accomplish by finding a woman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Isn't that counter-productive to what you're trying to accomplish by finding a woman?
    HAHAHA!
    FIGHT ON!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Isn't that counter-productive to what you're trying to accomplish by finding a woman?
    Don't you just hate it when someone's balls are hidden so well, they can't seem to find it themselves ~ RSA

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    people. You can't please everybody. But remember, they wouldn't bother if you meant nothing.


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    Ahhh, intarweb romance....

    Let us know if you get a date with her
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Ahhh, intarweb romance....

    Let us know if you get a date with her
    Trying to live vicariously???
    Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Great post...

    the last one could make even the biggest and baddest of us tear up.

    Thanks for sharing.

    (so.....how do you feel about hairy little creatures with an obsession with nuts???? LOL)
    Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Trying to live vicariously???
    Nah, just need to know where to send a card!
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    Such a warm and touching post... I am truly moved by it.


    (Your's too, Illiy)

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
    - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

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    Thats a great post.

    If everyone acting like this the world would be ok.
    Sadly it seems to be that people acting like this more less than ever...

    Kammi

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    Great post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post
    Great post...

    the last one could make even the biggest and baddest of us tear up.

    Thanks for sharing.

    (so.....how do you feel about hairy little creatures with an obsession with nuts???? LOL)
    Um.... I'm gonna keep my mouth shut
    FIGHT ON!


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    Good Post!
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

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