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[at-l] ATTENTION PLEASE!



 
A friend sent me the enclosed and I thought it was very moving so I thought  
I'd pass it along.
 
THE BRICK
>
> 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.
>                             Thought for the  Day:
>
>            If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on  it.
>
>                If He had a wallet, your photo would be in  it.
>
>                      He sends you flowers every spring.
>
>  He sends you a sunrise  every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy
> about  you!
>
>          Send  this to every "beautiful person" you wish to bless.
>
>  God  didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun
>  without  rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for  
the
> tears, and light for the  way.
>
>               Read this line very slowly and let it sink  in...
>
>         &nbs!  p; If God brings you to it, He will bring you through  it.