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Proverbs 3:2-4, “Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation.” I think this is the perfect kind of Bling!

I read this story called Lesson Learned and it reminded me of the value of every person. In light of the disenfranchised people in today's culture who shoot up classrooms and movie theaters, I think kindness is more needed than ever!

“During Bill’s second month of college, his professor gave a pop quiz. He was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until he read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
“Surely this was some kind of joke,” Bill commented to himself.
He had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would he know her name?
He handed in his paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward the 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." Bill never forgot that lesson. He also learned her name was Dorothy.”

Awesome lesson, huh? When I heard Gloria Gaither speak several years ago, she stated that the last step in determining whether a person is hired by the Gaither organization is to take them to a restaurant and watch how they treat the waiter or waitress! If they treat them like servants, then they aren’t the right fit for their incredible Christian organization! I found it interesting and admirable. Every person on the planet needs to be treated with dignity, respect and love. I try to remind myself of this as I mow through my day. Some days I remember better than others!

Comments

July 24, 2012 @11:56 am

Thanks, Mike. I am glad they benefit you.

linda
July 24, 2012 @11:14 am

I need to keep reading your Blogs.They really do a lot for me.Spiritually & Mentally.Thank You Linda

Mike Lagow
 

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