A lesson in heart

by Stephen on November 17, 2008 · 12 comments

in Moral Stories

My little 10-year-old daughter, Sarah was born with a muscle missing in her foot and wears a brace all the time. She came home one beautiful spring day to tell me she had competed in “field day” – that’s where they have lots of races and other competitive events.

Because of her leg support, my mind raced as I tried to think of encouragement for my Sarah, things I could say to her about not letting this get her down – but before I could say anything, she said, “Daddy, I won two of the races!” I couldn’t believe it! And then Sarah said, “I had an advantage.” I knew it. I thought she must have been given a head start…some kind of physical advantage. But again, before I could say anything, she said, “Daddy, I didn’t get a head start…my advantage was I had to try harder!”

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nashit March 8, 2009 at 11:26 am

Very inspiring………

“Where There Is a will, there is a Way..”

2 Mallamma November 15, 2010 at 2:46 am

Good……one……….
Your daughter will reach a great heights in life because small small achievements beyound our reach will make us to reach the impossible tasks.

3 Ishaan June 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

Very inspiring and well written

4 Abhisek September 25, 2011 at 5:30 am

Well written and heart touching story…

5 Renzie January 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Very nice….i love this..

6 Guncha February 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Hatts off to the lovely angel!….. good luck to her :)

7 DUMEBI March 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

very inspirational

8 Ifeanyi chris. March 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

So cute. Little achievment but mighty effect.

9 Rita October 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

This sweet angel is going places and she will get very far, her persistance and determination she will make you dad so very proud. Keep it up Sarah God bless.

10 Vishanthi October 4, 2013 at 4:15 am

Very nice story.

11 AdrianR October 11, 2013 at 7:57 am

“My advantage was I had to try harder!” :D

12 Asma January 10, 2014 at 7:25 am

I love it wonderful story.

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