This is a very very true email!!

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  1. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    FW: 5 Lessons

    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

    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.




    Sorry it is kinda hard to read..I just copied and pasted it from my e-mail...I figured pass it on to all the USCA members!!!
     
  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    excellent post,thanks for sharing!!~~Sister Pat:smile-big::smile-big:
     

  3. r ward

    r ward New Member

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    Great lessons to be learned from that and all of us need to study and absorb their meanings Thanks for the lesson in how to live
     
  4. billNpam

    billNpam Active Member

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    great Post!!! Sometimes we all just need to slow down and say thanks for everything we have and remember who gave it to us GOD and US Soldiers
     
  5. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    that was realy an eye opener.reps to ya bro.
     
  6. Waterbug

    Waterbug New Member

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    Thanks for sharing these valuable life lessons.
     
  7. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    There all great lessons so i just had to pass them one to you guys!!
     
  8. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    you are wise beyond you years:cowboy:
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Touching. Reps.