Spreading Good News (Part 349 – Mekkah: Some Lessons Learned)

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Mekkah:  Some Lessons Learned

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that “teaching Mekkah” was part of our routine.  I’m always in “teaching mode” with her, but having Nita here—while I recovered from surgery—provided extra lessons and living examples of love, compassion, cooperation, selflessness, kindness, order and organization—all the good things that money cannot buy.

After reading that post, Mekkah submitted a comment, saying that she was learning “stuff.”

I was curious to know what that “stuff” was.  Here’s some of what she said she learned:

  • How to peel potatoes with a knife, instead of a potato peeler (I don’t own and have never used a potato peeler).
  • Love for family.  She watched the way Nita and I interacted, and she liked the vibes between us.  (She said she really couldn’t explain.  It was just a real good feeling.)  Like me, Mekkah is a “big sister.”
  • Spelling tricks.  I taught her my secret for knowing the difference between desert and dessert—if you’re spelling “dessert,” as in something sweet, think “strawberry shortcake” and use double “s.”  And I taught her that “nieces” like “pieces” of “pie.”  It’s “i” before “e” in all three cases.  (But she should still remember the “i before e” rhyme.)
  • How to make, bake, and slice a turkey loaf.  I walked her through the entire process, and she did a fabulous job!  It was delicious!!  Leftovers tomorrow!
  • How to thoroughly clean a kitchen.  Move things; don’t just wipe around them!  Don’t leave dirty skillets on the stove!
  • Honesty pays and makes you feel and look good.  She thought she was finished with the kitchen, but there were a few potatoes left in the skillet, and she left them there—on the stove.  When I saw them, I asked her why she left them there.  Her response was, “I didn’t know what you wanted me to do with them.”  The only problem with that answer is that SHE DIDN’T ASK ME!  I let her know that that was totally unacceptable and it made her look shady.

She said she understood.  We’ll see.

She knows that I’ll be watching her like a hawk—for proof!

My eyes may not be on you, but I’m watching you!!

Always in “teaching mode.”

NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed this piece, send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334 (scroll down).


~ Joyce Fields



About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 349 – Mekkah: Some Lessons Learned)

  1. Mekkah says:

    I’M MEKKAH :)) yes I did learn the above things nd I know my grandma is watching me just as much as I’m watching you

  2. Ava Glenn says:

    Alright Mekkah, cook that food girl! When you come back to Detroit the cooking is on you. Mmmm I can’t wait!

  3. Nell Rahe says:

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