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Roses For Mother

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 23, 2014

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 young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked 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’ll 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... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, mother, mom, thoughtfulness, a child's love, thought provoking, mother-child relationship, thinking of mom, thinking of mothers

A Dish of Ice Cream

By Coach Phatty, published on Jan 25, 2014

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

“35 cents,” she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice... (more)

Tags: ice cream, compassion, thoughtfulness, thinking of others

A Quick Lesson: Gandhi's Shoes

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 8, 2013

How often does something simple happen to us and then, in an instant, we use that situation as a way to help others? The following VERY short story gives us a glimpse into the mind of one of the most peace-loving leaders that the world has ever known.

As Gandhi stepped aboard a train one day, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track.

He was unable to retrieve it as the train started rolling. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first shoe.

Asked by a fellow passenger... (more)

Tags: gandhi, compassion, thoughtfulness

Burned Buscuits

By Coach Phatty, published on Aug 6, 2013

Here’s a nice story that I would like to share….

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly... (more)

Tags: family, relationships, thoughtfulness, burned biscuits

We All Need A Dent in Our Car

By Coach Phatty, published on Jun 27, 2013

I was reading a story by a friend of mine at “Pastor Mike Says” the other day which really made me realize that not all things happen for reasons that we think. Sometimes things may occur to us that seem to have a definite clear-cut reason as to why it happened but actually, it took place for a completely different reason from what we thought.

How many times in our lives to we react and / or jump to a conclusion before we know the real reason something happened. The following true story is a great illustration about jumping to conclusions and dealing with the “bricks”... (more)

Tags: jaguar, brick, thoughtfulness

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