Because life is a series of edits

Humble Thyself (or God/Others Will Do It for You)

In Health on June 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

So today I got a letter in the mail from St. Louis University. Wondering if perhaps they bought an address list of recent graduates from Covenant, I began opening the envelope with the thought that perhaps they wanted me to consider doing a doctorate at SLU.

Pulling the folded letter out of the envelope, I then wondered if perhaps they were writing to invite me to do a doctorate at their expense. Maybe, I told myself, they had somehow heard of me (that is, something of me – I don't know) and were sending a formal letter to set up a meeting to discuss my future (and free!) Ph.D. education at their fine institution.

Opening the letter, I saw the SLU logo and my name personalized in the greeting (yes! this was it!). Only then did I discover it was from my doctor, who happens to be part of the SLUCare medical network. Along with several sets of numbers, she wrote:

"The results of your recent laboratory test are as follows. As you can see, your triglycerides are high and your HDL (good cholesterol) is low. Please make an appointment so we can discuss the results."

Talk about your lesson in humility…

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  1. That is classic, Dunham. Or, that is classic Dunham.

  2. Humbly, yes on both accounts.

  3. Please follow up on this, Craig. This piece of humble pie will help with your triglycerides and your cholesterol count!

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