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Here's what I remember about one walk when I was a little girl…
One place near our house that I vividly remember from childhood is Lyon's Hill. I remember going up that hill one wintry day on my way to the bus stop where I caught a bus to go downtown to do Christmas shopping. (People traveled that hill to get on the main road out of the side communities.) This particular day my heart was light and full of happy anticipation because Daddy had given each of us kids $5.00 to do our Christmas shopping!
Here are a few of the many things I'm grateful for:
1. God's touch upon my body in 1969 when I nearly died from the Guillain-Barré syndrome, a virus of the central nervous system.
2. For my parents* (your gr. grandma and gr. grandpa) who never "put me down" but made me feel good about myself.
3. For the Church of the Nazarene and all my Christian friends who encouraged me in the faith.
*Viola Mae Thorne Deem Montgomery & Gilbert Roy Deem
Here are some great ways to show your appreciation [for those who serve you]:
1. Offer to help those people who are serving you in any way you can.
2. Be pleasant and cooperative.
3. Always say "Thank you" with a smile.
4. Show respect and good humor when dealing with any problem such as cold food or an overcharge.
5. Keep in mind that long lines and delays are not the fault of those in a serving capacity. They are usually doing their best to serve you.
6. Also these service givers do not make the rules; they are hired to carry them out.