email i got - good for the soul

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mrscatinthehat, May 19, 2009.

  1. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    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 asked.

    "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."
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Awwwwwwwww. That was so sweet. Ya know, I could see a little kid doing that. :D
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Beautiful! :D
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Kids can see with their hearts when adults are looking with their eyes and ears. I love it when the innocence of kids outsmarts the knowledge of adults.
  5. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Too cute. I bet that humbled her a bit.

  6. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    What Abbey said....
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Out of the mouth of babes. Wish judgement wasn't the first thing out of people's mouths.
  8. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Lovely story. What a great kid!

    Love, Esther
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Love this:)