Here is a brief story to bless and challenge you this week.
During my second month of nursing school, 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 name of the women who cleans the school?”
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning women several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her late 50s, but how would I know her name?
I handed in the paper, leaving the last question blank. 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.