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Wait For The Brick!!!

Discussion in 'Stories (Fiction)' started by revathy45, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. revathy45

    revathy45 Bronze IL'ite

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    [FONT=verdana,arial]Wait For The Brick [/FONT]

    A young and successful executive was travelling 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 drove 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... 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 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 little 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: Listen to the whisper ... or wait for the brick!


    Love
    Revathy.
     
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  2. daffodil

    daffodil Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Revathy,

    That was a nice one... truly inspiring

    Good lesson for all in this fast paced life.
     
  3. sunkan

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    a brick any day gets attention as all are involved in their own world but yes if i do meet someone i never fail to notice and help..sunkan
     
  4. Meenaneelakantan

    Meenaneelakantan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Revathy ma'am

    A beautiful story conveying a wonderful message!Bow

    Love
    Meena
     
  5. Jananikrithsan

    Jananikrithsan Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Revathy,
    Very true that we should not miss out on what is happening around us. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Lalitha Shivaguru

    Lalitha Shivaguru Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear Revathy,

    A wonderful writeup. It is very true that in our busy schedule we do not have the time to notice also. Tomorrow by chance GOD himself came up also we would be too busy to notice.

    That is why God gives us problems, so that we take notice of him and take some time to remember him.

    Let's not wait for the brick to fall on us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Revathy
    Beautiful story..............which conveys a beautiful message in it.
    It is human nature who react immediately without thinking............I think once in a while bricks r to be thrown to make us realise not to go to fast in life..........
     
  8. revathy45

    revathy45 Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear All,
    Thanks for the wonderful replies.
    Love,
    Revathy.
     
  9. peddadas

    peddadas Platinum IL'ite

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    How wonderful was this snippet!
     

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