I liked this gem also:Received via e-mailHeartwarming Kids...Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was askedto judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was anelderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry,the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap,and just sat there. When his mother asked him what he had said to theneighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."* * * * * * * * * * * *Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were discussing a picture of a family.One little boy in the picture had a different color hair than the otherfamily members. One child suggested that he was adopted and a little girlsaid, "I know all about adoptions because I was adopted." "What does itmean to be adopted?" asked another child. "It means," said the girl, "thatyou grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy."* * * * * * * * * *A four year old was at the pediatrician for a check up. As the doctorlooked down her ears with an otoscope, he asked, "Do you think I'll findBig Bird in here?" The little girl stayed silent. Next, the doctor took atongue depressor and looked down her throat. He asked, "Do you think I'llfind the Cookie Monster down there" Again, the little girl was silent. Thenthe doctor put a stethoscope to her chest. As he listened to her heartbeat, he asked, "Do you think I'll hear Barney in there?" "Oh, no!" thelittle girl replied. "Jesus is in my heart. Barney's on my underpants."* * * * * * * * * * *As I was driving home from work one day, I stopped to watch a local LittleLeague baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I satdown behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys whatthe score was. "We're behind 14 to nothing," he answered with a smile."Really," I said. "I have to say you don't look very discouraged.""Discouraged?" the boy asked with a puzzled look on his face."Why should webe discouraged? We haven't been up to bat yet."* * * * * * * * * * *Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think aboutlittle Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in a school play. Hismother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared hewould not be chosen.. On the day the parts were awarded, I went with her tocollect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her, eyes shining with prideand excitement. "Guess what Mom," he shouted, and then said those wordsthat will remain a lesson to me: "I've been chosen to clap and cheer."* * * * * * * * * * * *A lesson in "heart" is my little 10 year old daughter, Sarah, who was bornwith a muscle missing in her foot and wears a brace all the time. She camehome one beautiful spring day to tell me she had competed in "field day" -that's where they have lots of races and other competitive events. Becauseof her leg support, my mind raced as I tried to think of encouragement formy Sarah, things I could say to her about not letting this get her down,but before I could get a word out, she said "Daddy, I won two of theraces!"I couldn't believe it! And then Sarah said, "I had an advantage." Ah. Iknew it. I thought she must have been given a head start... some kind ofphysical advantage. But again, before I could say anything, she said,"Daddy, I didn't get a head start... My advantage was I had to try harder!"* * * * * * * * * * * * *An Eye Witness Account from New York City, on a cold day in December: Alittle boy about 10 years old was standing before a shoe store on theroadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. Alady approached the boy and said, "My little fellow, why are you looking soearnestly in that window?" "I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes,"was the boy's reply. The lady took him by the hand and went into the storeand asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks for the boy. Shethen asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel. He quicklybrought them to her. She took the little fellow to the back part of thestore and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed his little feet, anddried them with a towel. By this time the clerk had returned with thesocks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him a pair ofshoes. She tied up the remaining pairs of socks and gave them to him. Shepatted him on the head and said, "No doubt, my little fellow, you feelmore comfortable now?" As she turned to go, the astonished lad caught herby the hand, and looking up in her face, with tears in his eyes, answeredthe question with these words:"Are you God's Wife?"* * * * * * * * * * * *SEND TO ALL WHO LOVE AND CARE FOR CHILDREN"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take alittle of each other everywhere. --- Tim McGraw
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