ICE CREAM ANYBODY
Ice-cream Is Good For The Soul
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
"Really?" my son asked. "Cross my heart." 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
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
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."
TO SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETER E-MAIL ME AT--
Sign My Guestbook View My Guestbook
poems,free,help,feel,hug,cry,news,spring,fashion,world,richardsworld,richard, STORIES,INSPIRATIONALS, LOVE,THOUGHTS, CRYING, WORD FOR THE DAY,PICTURES, HUGS, poetry,free newsletter,web pages,r1chardsworld, richardsworld,richard patterson,rpatter1,rpatter664,myheart9NICE,FEEL,GOOD,MAN,WOMEN,CHILD,FEMALE,soul,aol,search engines