From The Storyteller
Hello All: This story is about some pretty amazing people. Enjoy. Doug
“There are 375 cotton swabs in each package, and each swab has a small amount of cotton attached on both ends of a 3-inch cardboard tube. How do they do it?” Me to Elaine after realizing how amazing these “Q-tips" are. If you know how they are made, please don’t worry about telling me, because I’m simply in awe of the fact that somebody figured out how to do it.
This naturally caused me to wonder how Scott can put 1000 individually perforated sheets of toilet paper on a roll. While a Google search could probably explain it, my thoughts are really about the persons who figure out how to do these things.
One of those people was Joe, an elderly man from one of the churches I served. He was one of those amazing persons who never stopped creating things. On one occasion he patiently explained to me how he invented the table game of foosball, and during other visits he literally introduced me to hundreds of “things” he’d created.
Which of course brought me to the place where I considered how I found out about this man’s amazing inventions. It happened because I sat with him and listened to his stories, and this reveals one of the greatest perks that come with being a Methodist pastor. For 17 years I had the gift of being able to listen while people shared dreams and visions and their story about how they became realities.
Old saying, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, and since I enjoyed this gift for all those years, I’ve just kept on listening and encountering amazing people.
Which causes me to smile, because as you read this, I want you to know YOU are one of those amazing people I’m writing about.
Moral: Thank you.