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The Bagpiper Story

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I heard a good story a short while back that I want to share, as it not only provides a good life lesion, but also is also entertaining. The story begins with a musician.

“As a bagpiper, I play many gigs.  Recently, I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man.  He has no family or friends, so the service had to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky backcountry.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions. 

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy has evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.  There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. 

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.  I went to the side of the grave and looked down, the vault lid was already in place.  I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around.  I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family or friends.  I played like I’ve never played before this homeless man. 

As I played ‘Amazing Grace’, the workers began to weep.  They wept, I wept, we all wept together.  When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car.  Though my head hung lung, my heart was full.”

So, what are the lessons of the bagpiper story?

1.     If you are not familiar with something, ask for directions.

2.     Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

3.     Do not be afraid to ask questions before making decisions.

4.    Make sure you are at the right place…

And the right place for comprehensive podiatric care is HEARTLAND FOOT AND ANKLE! We treat EVERYONE with the respect and care they deserve.

Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, P.C.
10 Heartland Drive, Suite B
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 661-9975 

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