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    Smile Saying Grace in a restaurant

    Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.

    My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.

    As we bowed our heads he said, 'God is good, God is great. Thank You for the food, and I would even thank You more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!'

    Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman remark, 'That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!'

    Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, 'Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?'

    As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.

    He winked at my son and said, 'I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.'

    'Really?' my son asked.

    'Cross my heart,' the man replied.

    Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), 'Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes.'

    Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.

    He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, 'Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already.'

    The End

    I love this story!
    Sometimes, we all need some ice cream. No wonder us Venture Riders love DQ! We know it is good for our soul!

    I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!!!



    Ride Safe to the nearest DQ!

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    Good story! Sometimes it takes the little ones to put our prospective on life on the right track.

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    A great story, thanks Bobbie for sharing that with us.
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    Awsome Story !!! Thanks Alot!!!

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    Smarter than we are sometimes..
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    Once again, unspoiled purity.

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    Check out Matthew chapter 18 verse 4.

    Another good reason to be "Child Like"

    Angles are with us, ALL THE TIME!

    Keep up the GREAT work with your kids!

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    Hmmmm, must be why I always seem to ride to DQ.

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    Maybe that's why my soul seems to be happier in the summer more so than the winter. Thanks for posting. Amen
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    great story,i love it. bill

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    As your son goes thru life, he will run into these people who always will try to justify their own inward guilts. Encourage your son to continue to do what is right and just, and pray for his continued guidance in these matters, and I'm sure that he will continue on the same course that he is currently on.

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    Three CHEERS for your son, We could all learn from small children. Give that boy a big hug, and one for yourself as well. You are definately doing something right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddletramp View Post
    As your son goes thru life, he will run into these people who always will try to justify their own inward guilts. Encourage your son to continue to do what is right and just, and pray for his continued guidance in these matters, and I'm sure that he will continue on the same course that he is currently on.
    I just wanted to clarify that this did not happen to me and my son. My apologizes for the misunderstanding. When I read the story, I knew I had to pass it along as it brought to my heart how children can be so pure at heart. As my children grew up, I was always amazed at their naive wisdom.

    As they say, from the mouth of babes!

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    That was a good story Bobbie; it would be a good one for Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
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