After The Storm...
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that
wasn't supposed to ever let us down probably will.
We will let them down, too.
We will have our hearts broken probably more than once.
We will break hearts too.
We will fight with our best friend.
We will blame a new love for things an old one did.
Time is passing too fast and we will eventually lose someone
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've
never been hurt because every sixty seconds we spend upset
is a minute of happiness we will never get back.
Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.
This was an email forward, well worth passing on...
A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read: "Puppies For Sale". Signs like that have a way of attracting little boys and sure enough, a little boy appeared under the store owner's sign.
"How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.
The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some change.
"I have $2.37," he said. "Can I please look at them?"
The store owner smiled and whistled and out of the kennel came Lady, who ran out in the aisle of his store followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur. One puppy was lagging considerably behind.
Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy and said, "What's wrong with that little dog?"
The store owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and had discovered it didn't have a hip socket. It would always be lame.
The little boy became excited. "That is the puppy that I want to buy."
The store owner said, "No, you don't want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I'll just give him to you."
The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the store owner's eyes, pointing his finger, with tears in his eyes and said, "I don't want you to give him to me. That little puppy is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I'll pay full price. In fact, I'll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until I have him paid for."
The store owner countered, "You really don't want to buy this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies."
To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up at the store owner and softly replied, "Well, I don't run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands."
After all, don't we all need someone who understands?
~"Puppies For Sale" by Dan Clark~
Image came with email...
Have a great day!