John worked at a meat processing and distribution factory.
One day, when he finished his work schedule, he went to the cold room (freezer) to inspect something but in a moment of bad luck, the door closed and he was locked inside with no help in sight.
Although he screamed and knocked with all his might, his cries went unheard as no one could hear him.
Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room it’s impossible to hear what was going on inside.
A few hours later, whilst John was on the verge of death, the security guard of the factory eventually opened the door and saved him.
John thanked the security guard and asked him what he came to do there as it wasn’t a part of his work routine.
The security guard replied: “I’ve been working in this factory for 35 years.
Hundreds of workers come in and go out every day but you are one of the few who greets me in the morning and says goodbye to me every night while leaving after the working hours.
Many treat me as if I am invisible.
So today like every other day, you greeted me in your simple manner “Hello” at the entrance when resuming for work. But curiously after working hours today, I realized I’d not hear your “Goodbye, see you tomorrow”.
Hence I decided to check around the factory.
I look forward to your greetings every day because to you, I am someone.
By not hearing your farewell, I knew something had happened.
Then I sought and found you!”
Moral of the story: Be humble, love and respect those around you.
‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”
Try to have a positive impact on people, especially on the ones that cross our path daily.
“These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries.To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.To be kind and gentle even under provocation.Never to stand on one’s dignity.
To choose always the hardest.”~ Mother Teresa