Take some time out and read these beautiful words carefully.
Later, reflect on what you have just read.
Surely you will understand a lot of things…
... after some months at the faculty of medicine, the professor gave us a test.
Being a good student, I quickly answered all the questions… all, but the last: “What is the baptism name of the maid of our institute?
I handed over my test paper, leaving the last question unanswered. Just before the lesson ended, another student inquired if the last question would be marked.
“Certainly!", the professor replied. “You will meet many people in your life. All of them will have some degree of importance.
They will deserve your attention, even if it is a simple smile or a simple hello". I never forgot this lesson… and went on to learn that the baptism name of our maid was Marianna.
On a rainy, tempestuous night a “coloured” woman was standing on the roadside.Her car had broken down and she desperately needed help. Wet to her core, she signalled to the passers by.
A white young man, as if unaware of the racial conflicts that tore apart America in the 60s, stopped to help her.
He conducted her to a safe place, called a mechanic and hailed a taxi for her. The woman seemed too much in a hurry, but did not forget to thank him and take down his address on a piece of paper.
Seven days had already passed when someone knocked at the door of the young man.
To his enormous surprise, it was a courier with a huge packet to deliver – a big colour TV along with a note: “Many thanks for helping me on the road that night.