Maybe right now somebody may read me today, wisdom without kindness makes us arrogant ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️

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 

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 


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 

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.


Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)