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Two Choices

I just recieved this from my friend, Ron Jenkins. It would have been easy to “Forward” or “Delete”. I chose an option most don’t have which is to publish this story and share it with nearly 800 folks that I possibly could. The least you can do is share it with everyone you can. Will you?

What would you do?….you make the choice. 

 

Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. 

 

Read it anyway. 

 

My question is: Would you?


The audience was stilled by the query. 

 

The father continued. ‘I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.’ 

 

Then he told the following story: 

 

Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, ‘Do you think they’ll let me play?’ I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father I also understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps. 
I approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, ‘We’re losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we’ll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning..’ 

 

Shay struggled over to the team’s bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt.. I watched with a small tear in my eye and warmth in my heart. The boys saw my joy at my son being accepted. 

 

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay’s team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. 

 

In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as I waved to him from the stands. 

 

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay’s team scored again. 

 

Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.  At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? 

 

Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn’t even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.  

 

However, as Shay stepped up to the  Plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay’s life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact. ou have made the same choice? 

At a fundraising dinner for a school tht serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its Dedicated staff, he offered a question:‘When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does, is done with perfection.  Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do.  Where is the natural order of things in my son?’ 

The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed.

The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay.

As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.

The game would now be over.

The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman.

Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman’s head, out of reach of all team mates.

Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, ‘Shay, run to first! Run to first!’

 

Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base.

He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.

 

Everyone yelled, ‘Run to second, run to second!’

 

Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base.

 

By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball. 

The smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team.

 

He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher’s intentions, 

so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman’s head.

 

Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.

All were screaming, ‘Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay’

 

Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, 

he shouted, ‘Run to third! Shay, run to third!’

 

As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, 

and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, ‘Shay, run home! Run home!’

 

Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team

 

‘That day’, said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, 

‘the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world’.

 

Shay didn’t make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making me so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!

 

AND NOW A LITTLE FOOT NOTE TO THIS STORY:

We all send thousands of jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages about life choices, people hesitate.

The crude, vulgar, and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces.

If you’re thinking about forwarding this message, chances are that you’re probably sorting out the people in your address book who aren’t the ‘appropriate’ ones to receive this type of message. Well, the person who sent you this believes that we all can make a difference.

We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the ‘natural order of things.’

So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice:Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process?

A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it’s least fortunate among them.You now have two choices:  ANON

1. Delete

2. Forward

May your day, be a Shay Day!!

WISDOM FOR A BETTER LIFE!

Someone has written these beautiful words. It’s a must read. Try to understand the deep meaning of it. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all of the time!

 1] Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey.

 2] So why is a Car’s WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

 3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

 4] All things in life are temporary. If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong don’t worry, they can’t last long either.

 5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold! Parents/Grandparents are platinum.

 6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax, dear heart, it’s just a bend, not the end!

 7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.                

 8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!”                

 9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

 10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

ANON

If you really enjoy this, please pass on to others. It may just brighten someone’s day…

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.  Leave the rest to God.

Thanks Vickey, this made my day. C Brewer

 

PROFOUND SHORT STORIES!

PLEASE READ ALL 14 EVERYTIME YOU NEED A LIFT. CB

The following stories have wonderful shades of emotions. These are based on true incidences both wonderful and inspirational.

These stories will remove some wrong misconceptions that we have about the people and life in general.

1. Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground. He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back 3 years ago.

2. Today, my father told me, “Just go for it and give it a try! You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.

3. Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70’s – what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, “Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing.

4. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.

5. I am blind by birth. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I asked my father- “Dad, can I play baseball?” He said “You’ll never know until you try.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, – “Dad Can I become a surgeon?”. He replied “Son, you’ll never know until you try.” Today I am a Surgeon, just because I tried!

6. Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”

7. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

8. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job.

I start tomorrow.

9. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”

10. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

11. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?” “Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.

12. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

13. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, “I hope you feel better soon.”

14. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.

Best sermons are lived, not preached.  ANON

 

My friend Dr. Peter Forrest sent this to me and it had a deep impact on this old man. I would like to give credit to the person who compiled these events but they are unknown. I considered just forwarding the message but I have decided to post it on this blog. Hopefully others will share this with as many as possible, especially on Facebook like I have done. Thanks Peter as this lifted my spirits on a day I was a little down in the dumps.  C Brewer

TRUE LOVE!

A story my friend Allan Moore shared that will get older people like me to appreciate. It should get the attention of everyone. I hope you share this with your friends, I just did. CB

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’

He smiled as he patted my hand and said, she doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,

That is the kind of love I want in my life. True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

I wish I knew who wrote this to give them credit they so richly deserve.

Sometimes there is a message like this one that my old friend Allan Moore sent me that has an important message.

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

‘Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.’ We are all getting Older and Tomorrow may be our turn.

ANON

ANNIVERSARY

Fifty three years ago this day I married Norma Maxey, my partner in life and the greatest mother of our four wonderful children and Grammy to our seven grandchildren. This warm and wonderful lady has made me the happiest man on earth with her 100% support and love.

I hope that everyone who reads this message will enjoy the happiness I have enjoyed for all of these years. I am a fortunate man!

C Brewer

VOTE-VOTE-VOTE

PLEASE EXERCISE ONE OF THE FREEDOMS WE STILL ENJOY.

Tuesday November 6th can be one of the most important days of your life. America has stood tall for providing us with freedoms that are not shared anywhere else in the entire world. We have suffered the loss of millions of young people in the military who died or were wounded protecting our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Do not let a selfish minority who had rather live in a Socialist society destroy our freedoms. Just in my 82 years we have watched these misguided progressives reduce our right to pray publically, remove God from sight in our schools and pledge our allegiance to the flag so many have died to protect.

Look at some other facts;

They have divided our people;

Introduced the ability for politicians to function with immunity from our laws;

Made our justice system function on political preference rather than follow our Constitution;

Regulate the environment and force us to buy foreign products inferior to one made here;

Dummed down education to ensure that unions control the failing system;

Forced the need for both fathers and mothers to work to earn a decent standard of living;

Allowed our monetary system to control our destiny rather than ourselves.

I could go on and on with specific instances and if you understand what we have lost by now you will know how to vote. If you still feel that we need to race towards Socialism, you are a disgrace and should move to Europe and be happy watching and enjoy their suffering.

I am proud to be an American, I served honorably in the US Navy, I want my children and grandchildren to have the freedoms I have enjoyed.

Can Mitt Romney correct all of these problems immediately, no and no one else can. Washington needs a complete change of personnel in Congress and even the Supreme Court to stop the current race to destroy our freedoms. What he can do is change the course of this destruction while the freedom loving people can clean house. Along the way we freedom loving folks can make donations to book passage for the progressives, so they can try to change some other country’s politics and find their twisted happiness somewhere else.

Clyde Brewer

“GOD SAVE AMERICA”

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