Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Forever Tuesday Treasure

I received this in an email a few days ago.  Normally I do not pass these on but this just struck such a chord with me.  Maybe you have already seen this, maybe not.  I really want to remember this.  Sometimes, in an other wise cloudy sky there's a ray of sunshine ...

Come with me

to a third grade classroom..... There is a
nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of
a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and
the front of his pants are wet.
 He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot
possibly imagine how this has happened. It's
never happened before, and he knows that when
the boys find out he will never hear the end of
it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak
to him again as long as he

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his
head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this
is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes
from now I'm dead meat.'

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with
a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered.

As the teacher is walking toward him, a class mate
named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is
filled with water. Susie trips in front of the
teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water
in the boy's lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is
saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you,

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule,
the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher
rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts
to put on while his pants dry out. All the other
children are on their hands and knees cleaning
up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.
But as life would have it, the ridicule that
should have been his has been transferred to
someone else - Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done
enough, you klutz!'

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the
bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers,
'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie
whispers back, 'I wet my pants once too.'

May there be a Susie in your life.


  1. I have seen it before but that one is worth reading again and again. What a day brightener. With all the bullying that goes on in schools today, wouldn't it be wonderful if all children could have that compassion and empathy for others. Have a wonderful evening!

  2. God bless the Susie's of this world!

    Thank you for putting this on your blog...I have never seen this before, and I love it!

    Blessings to you and yours always :)

  3. aaaaawwww what a beautiful story i had tears in my eyes reading that. There is kindness everywhere you look sometimes it may come in tiny forms but it is there. Thanks for sharing such a sweet story, dee x

  4. would be proud to either of these two childen's mom..courage, empathy & faith showing..good character...nice story

  5. As a person who was ridiculed in school for not having the "right name", the "right clothes", etc., etc. (and believe me, there were a lot of etc.) I find this story very touching. As Faith said, I would be proud to be the mother of either of those children.

  6. Yes, I have seen this before. It would be a much better world if we could all just help each other out. Have a great rest of the day. Tammy