Friday, April 09, 2010

So Very Blessed

Today while running errands I listened to Dennis Prager.  A caller was telling a story about a friend of his who is a quadriplegic.  To sum up, his friend was wheeled into a room with a young man who was also a quadriplegic.  The friend tried to initiate a conversation with the young man only to discover that the young man was paralyzed from the mouth down, so could not speak.  The friend kept track of this young man.  Eventually the young man was given an optical device where he could use his eyes to look at letters to spell what he wanted to say.  Those who provided it for him asked him if he could do anything, what would it be?  

Would he like to go to Disneyland? 

No

Would he like to go to Disney World?

No

They really wanted to do something for him so they told him they would do anything or take him anywhere he wanted to go.

What would he like to do most in the world?

He typed....

S M I L E


Wow.  

I smiled all the way home.

I smiled at my children when I got home.

I am smiling right now.




5 comments:

Yvonne said...

We take so much for granted, eh ; )

Thanks for sharing that, Mindy.

O Beautiful Mother said...

Life is good, isn't it!

Nancy Face said...

This made me cry and smile at the same time! :)

Jenny said...

That's awesome and very humbling...

Farmgirl Paints said...

Awww now looks who's tearing up! Smile indeed:)