Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rushing Through Life

A powerful executive was in a hurry to get home. He has had a very long day at work, he couldn't imagine a better place than to be in his mansion surrounded by all the luxiurious things he had.

He hurried up and ran to his brand new sports car and started to drive home not even paying attention to the speed limit or the traffic around him. He only cared about one thing, himself, himself and himself. He wasn't about to let anyone get in his way, all he wanted to do was get home and relax.

He reached a residential area, there were kids nearby and to him it didn't matter as he continued to cruise down the streets without a care in the world. Then suddently a huge rock came flying towards his front windshield. He panicked and stopped immediately as he saw cracks running in all directions across his brand new windshield.

He was angry, very upset and ready to get out and beat up whatever little punk that did this. He was furious, this has ruined his day for sure. He couldn't believe his sight as the cracks he saw were just sickening.

He flung open his car and looked around, he couldn't see anyone, but then he say a little boy standing on the curb looking at him with tears in his eyes. The man was angry and upset. He yelled at the boy saying "Did you do this? Are you going to pay for what you did?

The little boy cried out "Mister! Mister! Please help me, my brother who is in a wheelchair fell down and I'm not strong enough to get him up. Please help!"

The man turned and looked and saw the older brother who was laying on the ground, his mouth sunk down and he stared in shock. He couldn't believe what he has just done. He felt such a heartbreaking feeling deep down inside so strong that it wouldn't go away for a long time.

He quickly hurried over and helped the older brother up and sat him down in his wheelchair.

The young boy said "Thank You!, Thank You! I didn't mean to throw the rock, but everyone else passed us by and I didn't know what to do."

The man smiled and told the little boy that everything is going to be ok, he knew that someone was trying to tell him something through the actions he has just witnessed.

The man saw it as a sign to slow down, take a look around and don't rush through life so fast that we don't notice the little things. There are many who are around us that need our help, who need our love and who need forgiveness.

The man never fixed his windshield, from this day forward he would always look at it as a reminder of how foolish and stupid he truly was. He will share with others his experience as he has learned from it.


  1. Thanks for this post. It is a shame that is sometimes takes a 2x4 upside the head to get our attention. There is so much good all around us including guidance for our lives and beauty, but too often we miss it. Enjoy the day!

  2. very powerful message! What a great post - thank you

  3. If we looked at people instead of looking past them we would notice the need, and maybe we can help change it. Great story.