New Life Episcopal Church

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Better

I was with her once a week for an entire afternoon. She was fussy and annoying and it left me exhausted. In a waiting room, she levered herself from her chair, toddled over to the magazine rack and straightened the magazines. In an elevator, with an old hanky, she wiped down the rail and button panel. She picked up bits of paper from the sidewalk. I asked her, as kindly as I could, “Why?” Her answer changed me: “Oh,” said she, “As a child I was taught to leave wherever I have been a better place than when I came.” 

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