Backstory – Hit by a Brick
This story was first presented a couple of years ago. It brought so many listener comments. It seemed to really hit home. So here it is again, for our new listeners and those who have been receiving our Sunday stories for years. Thank you so much for tuning in. Many of you respond by email. You can also post your comment on our blog. Hope you will do so, after listening to this story.
Consider This Show – Hit by a Brick
A young executive was driving through our town in a shiny new Jaguar. He was looking good. Suddenly a brick came out of nowhere and hit the side of the car. He slammed on the brakes and looked around seeing a guilty looking young boy of about ten standing on the sidewalk. He ran up to him, angry and grim.
“Why on earth did you do that” he asked, shaking the kid. “Look what you did to my new car.” As tears streamed down his face the child said, “It was the only way I could get someone’s attention. My brothers’ wheelchair tipped over and I can’t get him up. No one would stop to help me.”
Well, the pair ran to the overturned chair and the driver helped right the chair and seat the handicap boy. After making sure both kids were okay and accepting their thanks he walked back to his car and felt the new dent and something occurred to him. He had been so caught up in the success and the perks, like his new car, that he had let slide the more important things, like paying attention to those he loved.
He decided right there and then to listen and watch and know where he was needed and respond before he had to be hit by a brick. Don’t wait for a brick to head your way. Take time to notice where you’re needed and be there.