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

Reblogger Kevin Corsa
Home Inspector with H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties)

Here is a very inspirational post by a great Home inspector (David Lelak). I thought you also might enjoy it, so I'm re-blogging it. (David, I hope you don't mind).

 I recieved this today and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to share it with all you wonderful people here at Active Rain.  I have been tied up lately (working - Thank you Jesus!) and unable to write on here much.  But I have been able to glean such wonderful and helpful information on here.  Thank you to all. 

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 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 ha d
    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.


    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.'

God Bless

 

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Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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Interesting read Kevin. I read all of those.

Oct 01, 2008 04:09 AM #1
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Roy A. Peterson
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Thanks Kevin for re-blogging and sharing it with us. Very inspirational indeed. it reminded me of another story I read the other day. I look for it and shared with you all. ~ Newbie

 

                                                                                              

Oct 01, 2008 05:16 AM #2
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Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
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Thanks Steve & Roy. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Oct 01, 2008 07:58 AM #3
Rainer
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Hi Kevin, Thanks for reblogging this. I have heard some similar stories but these were exceptional. We should be required to read those each morning to stay focused.. God bless

Oct 01, 2008 11:32 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Kevin, that's way cool, I came over to see what's new on your blog and found our post.  I love this new reblogging tool.  I'll have to try it out myself.  Take care and have a great weekend. 

Bonnie

TheHomeInspectorsWife

Oct 03, 2008 01:24 PM #5
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Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Kevin:  Great post!  Doing good deeds is an act from the heart.  They are done without thought of reward; they are done with compassion and only in an interest in providing assistance where we can.  This post certainly is a reminder that we need to channel our thinking outward; the "me" will always take care of itself if we put the welfare of others first.

Oct 06, 2008 03:49 AM #6
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Cheryl Willis
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just wanted to drop by and say good moring.  hope your day is going well.  cw

Oct 09, 2008 01:29 AM #7
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Thank You for this blog. In some of the difficulties we have "all" been going through we have been so busy thinking of ourself and we should be thinking of others as well.

Oct 10, 2008 12:56 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Kevin,

Gonna prod you to get another blog up old boy.

Oct 16, 2008 04:07 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Willis
RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI - Mount Vernon, MO
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I know you are working hard, but don't forget to jot a sentence or two.  Miss getting to see what you want to share.  be good  cheryl

Oct 24, 2008 10:57 AM #10
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Dan Auito
www.businessmentors101.com - Tampa, FL

Great read Kevin, I wonder if that was Thee Mrs Nat King Cole? As has been said "Good Manners are made up of petty sacrifices" I think everyone has some inspirational message to give and yours was filled with wonderful stories of giving back.

Here's my life's little instruction booklet for maintaining your positive attitude, feel free to pass it on: http://changethis.com/14.PositiveAttitude Make it a great day!

Nov 27, 2008 02:50 PM #12
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Hello Kevin,

Those are good lessons to live by.

Thank you,

Caren

Nov 29, 2008 12:12 AM #16
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Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Kevin - Great post!  Every person makes a contribution and is important in the grand scheme of things.  Regardless what people do they are deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.  As a former school administrator every person on my staff was key to the successful operation of our building.  Each and every person made a contribution to the smooth operation of our school and were equally important.

Nov 29, 2008 12:24 AM #17
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Kathy Kooyman
Home Realty - Pella, IA

Kevin, I have read this before but it bears repeating.  Thanks for putting me in the right frame of mind as I start my day.  

Dec 04, 2008 01:15 AM #30
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Kevin Corsa
H.I.S. Home Inspections (Summit, Stark Counties) - Canton, OH
H.I.S. Home Inspections, Stark & Summit County, OH Home Inspector

It's always good to be "in the right frame of mind". Otherwise, there might be rebellion in the ranks.

Dec 04, 2008 01:22 AM #31
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Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
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Howdy and afternoon Kevin
Kevin, I was just checking to see if you might have returned to post some new blog posts. I sure do really hope things are going well for you and your mighty fine family!

Dec 13, 2011 10:12 AM #32
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Hey Kevin - I see our friend Dale had stopped by and thought I would do the same.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Carl Winters

12/13/2011

Dec 13, 2011 10:19 AM #33
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Kevin, I was checking to see it you have started being active on your blog here or not. Looks like your not.

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