Extremely kind, thoughtful message received !!

If the reader has followed my blog messages for several years, “reader” knows I was an RVer for many years.  I had a blog devoted to my Tab Teardrop Trailer Travels. One of my Tab Teardrop Trailer friends sent this extremely kind email on Tuesday, January 4th.

Lorraine, I am sorry you still feel sick, but I’m glad your RV park manager was kind enough to take you to the doctor, and others in your community are helping out with food, prayers, etc.  Thinking back to the last two places you lived before coming here, I don’t think the managers of those parks would have been so kind!  It’s a tribute to the generosity and open-heartedness of your new community, and also a tribute to your bravery in finding a new home some distance away that values you for who you are.  I was thinking about that and remembered a quote that showed up on my Facebook feed a while back.  I couldn’t find that entry, but googled it online and found the quote here:


“There is a story circulating online; its moral is a perfect tip to start your day. Know your worth!  

A father said to his son: You graduated with honors, here is a car that I acquired many years ago … it is several years old.

But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you.

The son went to the used car lot, returned to his father, and said, “They offered me $ 1,000 because it looks very worn out.”

The father said, “Take it to the pawnshop.”

The son went to the pawnshop, returned to his father, and said, “The pawnshop offered $ 100 because it was a very old car.”

The father asked his son to go to a car club and show them the car.

The son took the car to the club, returned, and told his father: “Some people in the club offered $ 100,000 for it, since it is a Nissan Skyline R34, iconic car and sought after by many.

The father said to his son; If you are not valued, do not be angry, it means that you are in the wrong place. Those who know your value are those who appreciate you; never stay in a place where no one sees your worth.”

I hope you feel better soon, and I am glad you are receiving so much support.  Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you.

Best wishes,

Ann Chapman

One comment on “Extremely kind, thoughtful message received !!

  1. Deb says:

    I love that story.

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