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Look carefully...at the seemingly small moments...in the constant shaping of souls.- Neal A.Maxwell

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     Almost 18-year old C spent the summer sanding, painting, hauling metal and any other odd job his building-owner boss asked of him.  The final week he spent helping roof two rentals in 100-degree heat.
     Today C and I went school shopping.  More than once he asked himself aloud, "Is this worth an hour on a roof?" to determine if an item was worth the asking price.  I was telling my husband this when we got home.  C overheard and said, "Yeah, I would think, 'If I were tossed this item after working on the roof would I feel adequately compensated?'  If not, I wouldn't buy it."
     A life lesson, in my opinion, definitely worth time on a roof.
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