Monday, August 15, 2016


Is the title of this inspirational story.

About ten years ago, a young and very
successful executive named Josh was
traveling down a Chicago neighborhood
street. He was going a bit too fast in his
sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which
was only two months old.
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 child darted out, but a
brick sailed out and-WHUMP! — it smashed
into the Jag’s shiny black side door!
SCREECH…!!!! Brakes slammed! Gears ground
into reverse, and tires madly spun the Jag
back to the spot from where the brick had
been thrown.
Josh jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid
and pushed him up against a parked car. He
shouted at the kid, “What was that all about
and who are you? Just what the heck are you
doing?” Building up a head of steam, he went
on. “That’s my new Jag, that brick you threw
is gonna cost you a lot of money. Why did
you throw it?”
“Please, mister, please…I’m sorry! I didn’t
know what else to do!” pleaded the
youngster. “I threw the brick because no one
else would stop!”
Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as
he pointed around the parked car. “It’s my
brother, mister,” he said. “He rolled off the
curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t
lift him up.” Sobbing, the boy asked the
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 young executive
tried desperately to swallow the rapidly
swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he
lifted the young man back into the wheelchair
and took out his handkerchief and wiped the
scrapes and cuts, checking to see that
everything was going to be OK. He then
watched the younger brother push him down
the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long walk back to the sleek, black,
shining, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE – a long and
slow walk. Josh never did fix the side door of
his Jag. He kept the dent to remind him not
to go through life so fast that someone has
to throw a brick at him to get his attention.
Some bricks are softer than others. Feel for
the bricks of life coming at you. In the hustle
bustle and the speed of life, are you missing
out the joys of the present moments.
Slow Down And Enjoy Life. It is Not Only the
Scenery You Miss by Going too Fast….You
Also Miss the Sense of Where You are Going
and Why…

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