Posts Tagged ‘care’


Posted: June 22, 2012 in STORY
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There was once an elderly, despondent woman in a nursing home.

She wouldn’t speak to anyone or request anything. She merely

existed – rocking in her creaky old rocking chair.

The old woman didn’t have many visitors. But every couple mornings,

a concerned and wise young nurse would go into her room. She didn’t

try to speak or ask questions of the old lady. She simply pulled up

another rocking chair beside the old woman and rocked with her.

Weeks or months later, the old woman finally spoke. ‘Thank you,’ she

said. ‘Thank you for rocking with me.'”



Posted: June 20, 2012 in STORY
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In the days, when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 years

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 wanted enough left

to leave her a tip.