Monday, August 17, 2009

Paid in full

Well, this story was too good to not pass it on. I think we often miss so many little gifts in life because we didn't recognize them. Yes, a lot like those miracles that I wrote about the other day. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. Hopefully it will be a great reminder for each of us to be more thankful for the little things as well as the big things in our lives. Thanks for all your love and support... that is indeed a BIG thing in my life!

Touching life story.....
A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For
     many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's
     showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told
him that was all he wanted.
     As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited for
     signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the
morning  of his graduation his father called him into his private 
study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine
son, and  told him how much he loved him. He handed his son
a beautiful   wrapped gift box.

     Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man
     opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily,
he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money you
give  me  a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy
     Many years passed and the young man was very successful in
     He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his
     father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He
had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make
     arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had
     passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He
needed   to come home immediately and take care things.
When he arrived at  his father's house, sudden sadness and
regret filled his heart.
     He began to search his father's important papers and
     saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With
tears,  he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he
read those   words, a car key dropped from an envelope
taped behind the Bible.
It  had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the
sports  car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation,
     and the words...PAID IN FULL.
     How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not
     packaged as we expected?


"There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster."  ~ Richard Bach

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
                                                                                         ~Albert Schweitzer

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