In his father’s anger the child lost four fingers; in his father’s remorse, he committed suicide!

While a man was polishing his new car, his young son picked up a stone and scratched a line on the side of the car. In anger, the man took his child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital the child lost all four fingers due to multiple fractures.


When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked, “Dad, when will my fingers grow back? The father was so hurt and speechless he went back to his car and kicked it several times. Devastated by his own actions sitting next to the car he looked at the scratches; the child had written; “LOVE YOU DAD.” The next day the child’s Dad committed suicide.


Anger and love have no limits; chose the latter and irrespective of what each new day brings, you would be thankful and happy. You see in the final analysis;


“Things are to be used and people are to be loved, but the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved!”


For the remainder of this year let us all be mindful to keep this incident in its proper perspective;


“Things are to be used, but People are to be loved.”


It may be a blessing for us to remember to watch our thoughts for they become words; watch our words for they become actions; watch our actions, they become habits; watch our habits for they become character and we must watch our character for it becomes our destiny.

The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you, so, the best use of life is love; the best expression of love is time and the best time to love, is now!


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