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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Ice Cream is Good for the Soul

I got this in my email, and it was too sweet not to share. Watch out... you might just need a tissue for the ending!

Author Unknown

Thank God for Children Saying Grace...

Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream! Why, I never!" Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought
that was a great prayer!

"Really?" my son as ked. "Cross my heart," the man replied. Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had
started this whole thing), " Too bad she never asks God for ice
cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."

The End.

Sometimes we all need some ice cream.

I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today.


Anonymous said...

Oh my heavens!!!

That's so adorable! Straight out of the mouths of children. :-) Give him an extra hug tonight from me, just for having thought all the way through that, and been so generous of soul. Amazing.


Sister Sunshine said...

I wish I could... but it was an "author unknown" email from the web... not my kid.
: (

Dr. Rob said...

Can mine be Vanilla....with nuts...and perhaps some chocolate flakes, and some nuts...with a bit of syrup and a wafer thing..some nuts...cream would be good - clotted cream from Cornwall England....some nuts and a cadbury's Flake...

erm is that asking to much

nuts would be nice too... just a little

Sister Sunshine said...

Gosh, Rob, something tells me you kinda like NUTS. Oh... I hope you live in England, otherwise that clotted cream could be a bit dicey...