June 22, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

In case any of you are fairly new to this blog, on Wednesdays I do something different around here.  Wednesday is called Wake Up Wednesday. I provide a challenge you are welcome to participate in with me. It's some type of good deed, to help us remember the world around us. The next Wednesday you can share your experiences in the comment section and there will be a new challenge for the coming week.

Last week's challenge was to teach someone something.  I worked on numbers with Rex.  Baden naps a lot longer than Rex does, so sometimes it gives us a bit of extra one on one time that I think he appreciates.  It's a great time for me to work with him and teach him.  (We don't do it everyday, but here and there.)


This week's challenge is to learn the names of three people and use their names to greet them.  We'll have two weeks to work on it.  (I'm going to skip Wake Up Wednesday next week during Hair Week.)  Do you ever not know someone's name, but then you get to the point that it's awkward to ask because you should know it?  Everyone loves to hear his or her name.  It makes us feel special and appreciated.  Maybe you can learn someone's name who you meant to learn a while ago.  Maybe you could learn the name of the cashier you always seem to get at the grocery store.  Maybe you could learn the names of all the kids who live on the block.  I came upon this story yesterday and it inspired this challenge:

During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. "Absolutely," the professor said. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy. - Joann C. Jones

So, let's hear about your experience from last week!  Did you get the chance to teach anyone anything?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for being here.

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