~*~ THE DUCK ~*~

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Not too much excitement going on here. Had some insulin issues. I ran out and couldn't get refills yet so my sister gave me a few vials to help me out.

DH went to file for his UE benefits and it only allowed us for one week. So instead of 2 weeks we normally get this week will be one. An the "game" of life keeps making me think. It is a "stradgic" game that is for sure.

I love this little story. Hope you enjoy it too.

~*~ THE DUCK ~*~
Author unknown

There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was
given a slingshot to play with in the woods. He practiced and practiced
but could never hit the target. Becoming somewhat discouraged; he headed
back to dinner.

As he was returning, he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he
let fly, hit the duck square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked
and grieved.

In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see his sister
watching. Sally had seen it all, but said nothing.

After lunch that day, Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes."

But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen
today, didn't you Johnny?" And then she whispered to him, "Remember,
the duck?"

So Johnny did the dishes.

Later Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing, and Grandma
said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper."

But Sally smiled and said, "Well, that's all right because Johnny told me
he wanted to help." And she whispered again, "Remember, the duck?"

So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's, he finally
couldn't stand it any longer. He went to Grandma and confessed that he had
killed her pet duck and asked her forgiveness.

She knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I
was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing. And because I love
you, I forgive you. But I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of

I don't know what's in your past. I don't know what one sin the enemy
keeps throwing up in your face. But whatever it is, I want you to know
something. Jesus Christ was also standing at the window. And He saw the
whole thing.

And because He loves you, He will forgive you if you will but ask. Perhaps
He's wondering how long you'll let the enemy make a slave out of you.

The great thing about Jesus is that He not only forgives, but He forgets."

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I am so glad that your sister was able to help you out. I am also glad that prayers have been answered. I read the post from INFLATED and KNOW that God is in charge. Thanks for the DUCK story. I had read it in the past and it always touches my heart. I love you. Dawn
    3906 days ago
    Willowwinds, some help is on the way. Make sure to check your mailbox. I don't know what, I didn't ask, but I heard yesterday. Love, in Christ, INFLATED
    Oh, and the group did it, not me, I just set things in motion, so be sure to thank them. God knows how you inspire others and in a Spiritual way. Our bodies will perish, but the soul He gave us will live on. You feed my soul daily.
    3906 days ago
    So glad your sister could help with your insulins. Don't understand how something so important for your every day health and well being, that they would let you run out of it. It seems criminal the way we have to do without the necessary things. You have face more then your share of injustice ands wrongs.I hope your DH gets his money issues straightened out. You have more then your fair share of hoops to jump through. I hope your troubles are coming to an end.In this country you should be able to get the medication you need to live and the food you need to survive.I worry about where we are headed as a country and society. Your positive spirit always inspires me to be and do all that I can to help others and appreciate the blessings I have. emoticon There will be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for you and your husband. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3906 days ago
  • TRISH106
    Sorry to hear about DH's UE. Hopefully they will get it straight soon.
    The story you shared today is really neat. I always told my children to tell the truth and they would not get into as much trouble. To lie or not tell what they had done was wrong and would get punished worse. Longer restriction. It has paid off well. They have held onto the values that they were taught. emoticon
    3906 days ago
    What a wonderful story and it really hits the nail on the head.
    3907 days ago
    This is really the whole truth and nothing but the truth. What a marvelous way to start my day is to read this. Have a day that is most prosperous and sweet and satisfing to your spirit and soul and thank you for sharing this beautiful wisdom. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3907 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.