John worked at a meat distribution factory. One day, when he finished with his work schedule, he went into the meat 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. Besides, it’s impossible to hear what was going on inside from outside the cold room.

Five hours later, whilst John was at the verge of death, the security guard of the factory eventually opened the door and saved him.

After recovering a little breath to talk, John asked the security guard what he came to do there as it wasn’t part of his work routine.

The man replied: “I’ve been working in this factory for 35 years. Hundreds of workers come in and out every day but you’re one of the few who greet me in the morning and say goodbye to me every night when leaving after working hours. Many treat me as if I am non-existent.

“So today, like every other day, you greeted me in your simple manner at the entrance when resuming for work. But, curiously, after working hours today, I observed I’ve not heard your ‘Good bye, see you tomorrow!’ So, I decided to check around the factory.

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I looked 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: Be humble; love and respect those around you because life is too short. Endeavour to have a positive impact on people every day, especially those that cross our path.

Meditation: Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; – Romans 12:10

You will succeed in Jesus Name!

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