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The Brick Story - To Wake You Up (Few Life Inspiring Words - 5)

06 Jun, 2010 | FEW LIFE INSPIRING WORDS & POSITIVE SHARES / Articles on Music, Poetry and Life

Here is a great inspirational story for all friends, giving us a valuable lesson of life in an amusing way. Hope it makes us live our lives more consciously.

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 running between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared.

Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door!

He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest 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? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.. Why did you do it?'

The young boy was apologetic.

'Please, mister.....please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do,' He pleaded. 'I threw the brick because no one else would stop...'

With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.

'It's my brother, 'he said 'He just rolled off somehow and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up.'

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned 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, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat.. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out his handkerchief and wiped his fresh scratches and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay.

'Thank you and may God bless you,' the grateful child told the stranger.

Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy pushing his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair his Jaguar’s dented side door.

He kept the dent there to remind him of this message:

'Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!'

God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. And then it's our choice to listen or not.

Hence let’s try to live our lives in such a way that next time he doesn’t have to throw another Brick on us.


(Contributed by a friend)

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06 Jun 2010 / Comments ( 13 )

A great read indeed! Thanks for posting it.




Bobby Sing

Thank you Mr. Rafiq, I hope my small articles can somewhere bring a change in few souls.....

Keep Visiting....Cheers! 


Dear Mr.Bobby,
I don\'t know about your goodself well, but through your sympathic comments / feelings for human beings I am greatly impressed and i feel that you are very humble and sensitive person.

Your articles posted to bring change in souls should be appriciated at all forums in the world. If u ever visit PAKISTAN during my lifetime you are invited in advance for dinner, lunch and breakfast at my house. Take special care of your goodself and your family.


Bobby Sing

Dear Mr. Rafiq Javaid,

I really feel honored by your kind invitation. I have noted down your details and if Almighty ever gave me an opportunity to visit PAKISTAN then I would sure try to be there, to spend some quality time with yourself.

But meanwhile lets be in touch and keep discussing good meaningful articles written in order to change a few souls around us. So please keep writing in......

Bobby Sing


Dear Mr. Bobby,
I am pleased to see your comments.I am sending you an inspirational story for your kind perusal.
Rafiq Javaid.

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire.He told his employer-contractor of his plan to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family.he would miss the paycheck each week,but he wanted to retire.They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor.The carpenter said yes,but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work.He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials.It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work,his employer came to inspect the house.Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said"This is your house.............my gift to you.

The carpenter was shocked !

What a shame ! if he had only known he was building his own house,he would have done it all so differently.

So it is with us.We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building.Then, with a shock,we realize we have to live in the house we have built.If we could do it over,we would do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back.You are the carpenter,and every day you hammer a nail,place a board,or erect a wall.Someone once said"Life is a do-it-yourself project."Your attitude,and the choices you make today,help build the "house"you will live in tomorrow.Therefore BUILD WISELY !

Bobby Sing

Dear Rafiq Javaid,
Thanks a lot for sending a precious story. Its impressive and has got a pleasant surprising message for the readers. I am sure going to post it soon at the site.

But I would like to edit it a little to make it more hard hitting for the readers and more straight forward. I hope you would not mind my editing it in a fresh way.

Thanks once again for sending it and do Keep in Touch always.



Dear Mr. Bobby,
Your promise to edit & post the above mentioned story at site is great honour for me. I am sure that story will be more effective/refined after editing by your goodself. Thanks a lot for your quick reply and positive response.

Dear Mr.Bobby,
You edited the carpenter story using your soft,impressive and strong writting skills and posted the same at site.I am obliged and thankful to you for this act of kindness.
I am sending a true story for your perusal.

One day ,a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school,found he had only thin dime left,and he was hungry.

He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house.
However,he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water.She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk.He drank it slowly,and then asked,\'\'How much do I owe you ?\'\' \'\'You don\'t owe me anything,\'\' she replied. \'\'MOTHER HAS TAUGHT US NEVER TO ACCEPT PAY FOR A KINDNESS.\'\'He said......\'\'Then I thank you from my heart.\'\'
As Howard Kelly left the house,he not only felt stronger physically,but his faith in God was strong also.He had been ready to give up and quit.

Year\'s later that young woman became critically ill.The local doctors were baffled.They finally sent her to the big city,where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr.Howard Kelly! was called in for consultation.When he heard the name of the town she came from,a strange light filled his eyes.Immidiately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to room.Dressed in his doctor\'s gown he went in to see her.He reconized her at once.He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life.From that day he gave special attention to the case.After a long struggle,the battle was won.

Dr.Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval.He looked at it ,then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room.She feared to open it,for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all.Finally she looked and something caught her attention on the side of the bill.She read these words..........\'\'PAID IN FULL WITH ONE GLASS OF MILK\'\'

Signed Dr.Howard Kelly. Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: \'\'Thank You, God,that your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands.\'\'

Bobby Sing

Dear Rafiq Javaid,
Thanks once again for sending this beautiful story.....But pls let me know about few details about it before I use it for my site.

The story has a name in it as Dr. Howard Kelly. Is this a famous doctor and is this his personal experience? If yes then I would have to give a link from where he has shared it with the people to use it in the right manner.

So Please let me know about the same if possible.

Thanks and keep visiting.!



Dear Mr.BOBBY,
I feel honoured to see your comments.
The detail regarding Dr.Howard Kelly is given below;

Dr.Howard Kelly (1858-1943) was a distinguished physician who was one of the four founding doctors of Johns Hopkins,the first medical research university in U.S and arguably one of the finest hopital anywhere.

According to biography written by Audrey Devis from knowledge she gained of the doctor through her 20-years friendship with him and through the notebooks ang journals he left her upon his death,the story of the bill paid in full by the glass of milk is true.


Dear Mr.Bobby,
I am sending you another precious/impressive story for perusal and further necessary action pl.


A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away.As he got out of his car he noticed a little girl sitting on the curb sobbing.He askes her what was wrong and she replied,\"I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother.But i only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.\" The man smiled and said,\"come on in with me.I shall buy you a rose\"He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother\"s flowers.
As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home.She said, \"yes,please! you can take me to my mother.\"
She directed him to a cemetery where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.
The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother\"s house.

One of the greatest titles in the world is parents, and one of the biggest blessing in the world is to have parents to call Ammi and Abu.

Bobby Sing

Dear Rafiq Javaid,

I loved reading the short story and thanks a lot for sharing it with me.
I will soon post it at the site in the coming week.
Thanks once again.


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