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The Brick

Posted by Sharon W on 6/18/03 at 08:27 (122213)

This is from the internet -- I don't know the author.




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!'


Re: The Brick

marie on 6/18/03 at 08:44 (122215)

Good story. I love to hear stories especially like that one. Thanks, Sharon.


Re: The Brick

Necee on 6/18/03 at 11:49 (122237)

What a wonderful story Sharon, thanks for sharing it with us.
It's kinda like something God might do to get our attention when we are going to fast in life......I've been guilty many times of rushing and thinking only of myself and what I need to get done...then suddenly something will happen that puts everything into perspective.

Happy trails....


Re: The Brick

ULTRA CONSERVATIVE on 6/20/03 at 18:34 (122481)

The real ending to the story was that when he got out of the car the kid in the wheelchair got up, hit the motorist with a brick, took his wallet and watch and then the 2 kid drove off in the car. Now the motorist is a conservative.
PS: a hidden survelience camera filmed the action and the motorist was put in jail for 5 years for assaulting the kid who threw the first brick.

Re: The Brick

Tammie on 6/21/03 at 12:06 (122546)

I like to think that is a message sent to stop and be thankful for what we have and maybe like the others said a reminder of how grateful we should feel as some surly have worse troubles then ours.
I enjoyed this very much Thank you for the reminder! For me I need this right now!