One day a boy walked into a drugstore and asked to use the phone. He dialed a number and said, "Dr. Brown, do you need a boy to mow your lawn and run errands?" He listened, then said, "Oh, you have a boy you like? All right, thank you."
When the youngster hung up, the druggist said, "Just a minute, son! I can give you work."
The boy said, "Thanks, but I have a job."
The druggist said, "But weren't you just on the phone asking for work?"
"No sir," The boy answered, "I work for Dr. Brown. I was just checking up on myself."
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. To be sharp, to be up on the job, we also must check up on ourselves . . . in the high calling of our daily work.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but man is tested by the praise he receives.
Originally Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. Quality remains. We don't cut corners because we know all of our decisions, from the biggest to the smallest, work together to create an environment of care for those we serve. We are always on the lookout for opportunities to improve in our common pursuit of excellence.