A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something.


As his car passed, one child appeared, and a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door. He slammed on the brakes and spun the Jag back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown.


He jumped out of the car, grabbed some kid, and pushed him up against a parked car, shouting, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing?” Building up a head of steam, he went on “That’s a new car and that brick you threw is gonna cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?”
他跳出车外,抓了那个小孩,把他顶在车门上说:“你为什么这样做,你是谁,你知道你刚刚做了什么吗?” 接着又吼道:“你知不知道你要赔多少钱来修理这台新车,你到底为什么要这样做?”


“Please, mister, please. I’m sorry. I didn’t know what else to do!” pleaded the youngster. “It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him.
小孩子求着说:“先生,对不起,我不知道我还能怎么办?” 他接着说:“因为我哥哥从轮椅上掉下来,我没办法把他抬回去。”


Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”


Moved beyond words, he lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief, and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was going to be okay.


“Thank you, sir. And God bless you, ” the grateful child said to him. The man then watched the little boy push his brother to the sidewalk toward their home.
那个小男孩感激地说:“谢谢你,先生,上帝保佑你。” 然后他看着男孩推着他哥哥回去。


It was a long walk back to his Jaguar… a long, slow walk. He never did repair the side door. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention.


Life whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart. Sometimes, when you don’t have the time to listen, it’s your choice: Listen to the whispers of your soul or wait for the brick!


Do you sometimes ignore your loved ones because your life is too fast and busy leaving them to wonder whether you love them?

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