Monday, July 16, 2012

Everyone is important

Few years ago back I started a new job in the office. It was a very small place, actually our team was built from 3 people. And of course the owners, but they were hardly there.
My boss and my colleague were amazing and I'm so happy I had a chance to meet such a great people.
After working there for a while I met the owners.
''What is your name?'' the owner lady asked me.
''My name is Dusana,'' I replied.
''Say it again?''
''My name is Dusana,'' I repeated.
''Well, I cannot say it, so I'm gonna call you Sophie.''
''But my name is Dusana.''
''I really cannot say it, nice to meet you Sophie, you can go back to work now.''

With those words she walked away. I stood there in shock, not knowing what to say.
I couldn't believe it, I was angry, but the owner lady was very old and I didn't want to be rude.
I was young, started my new job, so what to do?
When she came next time I tried to correct her, but doesn't matter how many times I tried, she kept calling me Sophie.

That was a long time ago. I decided to let go. To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
Everyone is important, no matter what age they are, or what country they are from. We are all the same and we should always respect each other.
Attitude, after all, is everything. Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet, live simply, love generously, care deeply and speak kindly.
If we appreciate each other, then we have a chance for something great.


I would also love to share with you this story just to remind you once again that everyone is important.
Please, enjoy the story!

Do you know her name?
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During Mark's first month of college, the professor gave his students a pop quiz. He was a observant student and had breezed through the questions, until he read the last one: 
"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" 
Surely this was some kind of joke. He had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would he know her name? He handed in his paper, leaving the last question blank.
Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward the quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. 
"In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They each deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'hello'".
Mark never forgot that lesson. He also learned her name was Dorothy. 

''True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.''
~Oprah Winfrey~

''To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.''
~Robert Muller~


  1. It is amazing how self important some people are, especially once they become the boss and you can no longer really talk back to them anymore.

    I have a tendency myself to treat people with the same respect they treat me. This has gotten me fired more than once ;) They did me a favor.

  2. The higher up in the chain of command one in, the kinder and more compassionalte and respectful they should be of everyone working "below" them. Unfortunately, it often doesn't work that way. It took a lot of strength to let your boss's inconsiderate behavior go. Excellent post.

  3. Love the anecdote about the professor and the cleaning woman. So true. In our journey we meet all sorts of unpleasant and disagreeable people-we just have to forget them and move on.

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  5. I had a professor in college actually do that pop quiz. It was an eye opener and more than a little embarrassing. I always smiled and said hi to the cleaning lady, but never knew her name, at least not until after I went and found out after the quiz. Her name was not Dorothy though, it was Cheyenne.

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