Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.
He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars
and slowed down when he thought he saw something.
As his car passed, no children appeared .
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door!
He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag
back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car,
grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting,
"What was that all about and who are you?
Just what the heck are you doing?
That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.
Why did you do it?"
The young boy was apologetic.
"Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do,"
He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop...
" With tears dripping down his face and off his chin,
the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.
"It's my brother," he said.
"He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive,
"Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair?
He's hurt and he's too heavy for me."
Moved beyond words,
the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.
He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair,
then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.
A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.
"Thank you and may God bless you,"
the grateful child told the stranger.
Too shook up for words,
the man simply watched the boy push his
wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar.
The damage was very noticeable,
but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door.
He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:
"Don't go through life so fast
that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!"
God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts.
Sometimes when we don't have time to listen,
He has to throw a brick at us.
It's our choice to listen . . . or wait for the brick.
Thought for the Day:
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Face it, friend - He is crazy about you!
God didn't promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow,
sun without rain,
but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears,
and light for the way.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
You woke up in a strange place
Your new diet doesn't seem to be working
You pulled a muscle while trying to exercise
Your new hat looked better on you at the store
You keep losing things
You feel like you're in the wrong place at the wrong time
The boss chewed you out at work
You got caught in the rain at lunchtime
You feel trapped somehow...
Traffic on the way home was brutal
You think you might be coming down with the flu
The bidding opens at a half-million Euros.
Bidding is brisk and each bidder is clearly identified as each raises the bid by 100,000 Euros.
Within seconds, the bid stalls at one million Euros,
and the gasp from the crowd identifies the excitement that prevails in the room.
The auctioneer is exuberant.
The pace is fast.
The conclusion? Priceless...!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
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