Thursday, February 7, 2008


This is a story about a man and his small son who were hiking up a mountain. Suddenly, the little boy slipped and slid about thirty yards down the mountain side, getting caught in some brush. Unhurt but frightened, he called out, "Somebody, help me!" A voice called back, "Somebody, help me!" The Youngster looked surprised and confused. He said, "who are you?" The voice shouted back, "who are you?" The boy began to get aggravated. "You're a coward!" He yelled. The voice shouted back, "You're a coward". The boy shot back, "You're a fool." The voice repeated, "You're a fool."
By then, the boy's father had reached him and helped extricate his son from the brush. The boy looked up and said, "Dad, who is that?" The father chuckled and said, "son, that's called and echo, but it's also called life." He said, "son let me show you something." The dad shout out, "You're a winner!" the voice shouted back, "You're a winner!" The dad's voice boomed, "You've got what it takes." The voice boomed back, "You've got what it takes!" The dad shouted, "you can make it!" The voice shouted back, "you can make it!"
"Son, that's exactly how it is in life," the father explained. "What ever you send out always comes back to you."
*excerpt from "Become a better You" by Joel Osteen.
Thought for the day.....what messages are you sending out?
Abundant Blessing!!!!!


Amy said...

GREAT Tammy!!!! Love it!!

Love the new "look" as well!

Jen said...

Very poignant story Tammy. i really liked it.

Rhonda said...

Hmmm. Something to think about!

Tamatha said...

That's a good one!

Williams Family Blog said...

Great story Tammy, we can all learn from it.
Next time we are out and about with the kids at Bon Echo I am going to give them a little object lesson.