A struggle for attention

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 not.

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Mouth art of Doug Landis

Pencil art drawn by mouth

Pencil art drawn by mouth

This is a story for those who still believe there are things which are impossible. Please visit this website to know how he draws with his mouth :).

Please do visit his art gallery: http://www.mouthart.com/mouthart/frame_gallery.html

This is not my art but of Doug Landis. You can find more info about him here: http://www.mouthart.com/mouthart/

For any other information please contact him at:
MouthArt@aol.com

Be honest in relationship…

A Small Story…

A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of
marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that
he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl
agreed.

The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave
the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had
promised.

That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep as he
kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he
had hidden his best marble.

Moral of the story: If you don’t give your hundred percent in a
relationship, you’ll always keep doubting if the other person has given
his/her hundred percent.. This is applicable for any relationship like
love, employer-employee relationship etc., Give your hundred percent to
everything you do and sleep peacefully.

Cup of Coffee…

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to
Visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into
complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the
Lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an
Assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some
Expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: “If you
Noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind
the plain and cheap ones. While it is but normal for you to want
only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went
for the better cups and are eyeing each other’s cups.”
“Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the
cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t
change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the
Coffee in it.


So please, don’t let the cups drive you…enjoy the coffee…