Sister Grace at the convent opened a letter from home and found a $100 bill
from her parents. She smiled at the gesture. As she read the letter by the
window, she noticed a shabbily-dressed stranger leaning against the lamp
Quickly, she wrote, “Don’t despair. Sister Grace” on a piece of paper,
wrapped the $100 bill in it, and tossed it out the window. The stranger
picked it up and read the note. He tipped his hat to Sister Grace and
The next day, Sister Grace was told that a man was asking to see her. She
went down and found the stranger waiting. Without a word, he handed her a
huge wad of $100 bills.
“What’s this?” she asked.
“That’s your $8,000, Sister,” he replied. “‘Don’t Despair’ paid 80-to-1.”
Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG
fourteen times gives you job security.
Thought for the day
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” James 3:17 NIV
A mark of wise people is that they don’t try to hide their weaknesses.