Years ago, when I was a teenager, I had a dear friend who was determined to go into nursing. In those days they had to actually "live in" in a nurses home and could only go home now and then.
Here she learned this very important lesson! She explains:
" During the second month of my training, we actually trained in the hospital, our sister in charge gave us a quiz.
I was a conscientious student and breezed through the questions, until I came to the last one.
This one read..." What is the first name of the woman who cleans the nurses home where you stay?"
This had to be a joke. I had seen her several times, but....know her name???
I handed in my paper, leaving the last question a blank.
One of the students asked if the last question would count towards the quiz grade?
"Oh, yes," answered the sister in charge. "In your career, you will meet many people...
ALL are significant! They all deserve your attention and care, even if you just smile and say 'hello'"
I have never forgotten that lesson.
I also learned that the cleaning lady's name is Dorothy!
THINGS CHILDREN SAY!
Trying to teach our young ones to say the Lord's Prayer is no easy task...here are some efforts from "the young'uns"
For several evenings a friend of mine had been teaching her little girl Caitlin, The Lord's prayer.
She would repeat after her mum, the lines she'd learned, so, finally Caitlin decided she should go solo.
Her mum listened, full of pride, as Caitlin pronounced each word with care, right up to the end of the prayer.... "Lead us not into temptation...." she prayed, "But deliver us some Email...."
three year old in church prayed, praying the Lord's prayer...." Our Father, who does art in heaven.....Harold is his name...."
and one four year old prayed...." And forgive us our trash basket, as we forgive those who put trash in our basket..."
At Sunday school, the class was asked, "What was Jesus' mother's name?"
One little one answered..."Mary"
The teacher then asked...."And...who knows what Jesus' father's name was?"
Another little one said..."Verge"
Confused now, the teacher asked, "Where did you hear that?"
The answer came, "Well, you know.....they are always talking about "Verge'n Mary!"