Pause and Ponder
March 8, 2007 1:08pm CST
A man came out of his home to admire his new truck. To his puzzlement, his three-year-old son was happily hammering dents in to the shiny paint. The man ran to his son, knocked him away, hammered the little boy's hands into a pulp as punishment. When the father calmed down, he rushed his son to hospital. Although the doctor tried desperately to save the crushed bones, he finally had to amputate the fingers from both the boy's hands. When the boy woke up from the surgery & saw his bandaged stubs, he innocently said, " Daddy, I'm sorry about you truck." Then he asked, "but when are my fingers going to grow back?" The father went to home and committed suicide. Think about the story the next time you see someone spill milk at a dinner table or hear a baby crying. Think frist before you lose you patience with someone u love. Trucks can be repaired. Broken bones & hurt feelings often can't. Too often we fail to recognize the difference between the person and the performance. People make mistakes. We are allowed to make mistakes. But the actions we take while in a rage will hunt us forever. PAUSE AND PONDER. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT. BE PATIENT, UNDERSTAND AND LOVE.