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Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 12:14 AM


G'day, my friends!

A long time ago, two good friends sent me an email to try to lift my spirits. I want to share with you the content of the email, for no reason other than to make a few people think, and to inject a bit of cheer into some people's lives some how, in a very small way. Thanks Bev-o and Jim-bo - I hope the rest of you guys and glams get something out of it ... I sure did!

The Brick

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 driverthen 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 not.

Thought for the Day: God sends you flowers every spring. He sends you a sunrise every morning. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

Read this line very slowly and carefully ...If God brings you to it he will get you through it.

God Bless you, Guys and Glams

Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 12:24 AM

Very profound and very true. I am living proof of this whole story. Without his help I would not have made it alive through the last three years and am thankful every day for my existence and try to take the time to help others when I can along the way. We could all learn an important lesson from this.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 5:28 AM

Very true, Naomi. Thanks for sharing that Dyenamite.

Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1735)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 5:56 AM

thats lovely thanks for shareing Rick ,and so true we should allways be grateful for what we,ve got theres allways someone worse off .
a smile a word a hug and just time to listen only cost a few minites and could make a world of difference to someone .x

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 6:59 AM

A great lesson and a beautiful story.

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 8:14 AM

Appreciate the post. I often need to be reminded to "slow down, you're moving too fast".

Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5673)
Sat, 28th Mar '09 9:00 AM

Thanks Rick for sharing...people really need to slow down and appreciate what the good Lord has given them

Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Sun, 29th Mar '09 5:58 PM

No problemo

Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 9:56 PM


Seems only appropriate at this time ...

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2765)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 10:43 PM

This kid hit my Jag once, and I totally freaked out and put him in a wheelchair.

....hey, wait a minute...

Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 10:52 PM

Thank you Rick..for sharing such a beautiful story..The good Lord has blessed me in many ways....and at times we forget to thank him.

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Thu, 16th Apr '09 12:17 AM

Thankyou so much for posting this Rick! It is a beautiful reminder of lifes treasures.

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