Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Do you have someone who Understands!

A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read
"Puppies For Sale." Signs like that have a way of attracting
small children, and sure enough, a little boy appeared under
the store owner's sign. "How much are you going to sell the
puppies for?" he asked.

Silva Life System - Achieve the Life of Your DreamsThe store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50."
The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some
change. "I have $2.37," he said. "Can I please look at
them?"

The store owner smiled and whistled and out of the kennel
came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his store followed by
five teeny, tiny balls of fur. One puppy was lagging
considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out
the lagging, limping puppy and said, "What's wrong with that little dog?"

The store owner explained that the veterinarian had examined
the little puppy and had discovered it didn't have a hip
socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame. The
little boy became excited. "That is the puppy that I want to
buy."

The store owner said, "No, you don't want to buy that little
dog. If you really want him, I'll just give him to you."

The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the
store owner's eyes, pointing his finger, and said, "I don't
want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every
bit as much as all the other dogs and I'll pay full price.
In fact, I'll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until
I have him paid for."

The store owner countered, "You really don't want to buy
this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and
jump and play with you like the other puppies."

To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up
his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg
supported by a big metal brace.

He looked up at the store owner and softly replied, "Well, I don't run so well myself,
and the little puppy will need someone who understands!"

Like the little puppy with a missing hip socket, regardless of what sort of "limitations" you may possess, you deserves every, single moment in this world, the right to living your life to the fullest.

Limitations are never meant to limit you unless you let them be. It is just a matter of which one does you treasure more? Your dreams and goals in life or your limitations?

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