Wednesday, April 21, 2010


got this from an email..

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.

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 the hell was that all about and who are you?
Just what the hell 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 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 his fancy 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!"

p/s: 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. to get our attention..well, It's our choice.

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