Inspiration: TO GET YOUR ATTENTION
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As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove 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... I didn't know what else to do," he pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."
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 rolled off the curb and fell out
of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."
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
fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told
him everything was going to be okay.
Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the
little boy push 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 the 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!