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Thread: The Shoe Store...please read!!!

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    The Shoe Store...please read!!!

    An eye witness account from New York
    City , on a cold day in December,
    Some years ago: A little boy,
    About 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the
    Roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering
    With cold.

    A lady approached the young boy and said,
    'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'

    'I was asking God to give me a pair of
    Shoes,' was the boy's reply.

    The lady took him by the hand, went into
    The store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks
    For the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water
    And a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

    She took the little fellow to the back
    Part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
    His little feet, and dried them with the towel.

    By this time, the clerk had returned with
    The socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him
    A pair of shoes..

    She tied up the remaining pairs of socks
    And gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No
    Doubt, you will be more comfortable now..'

    As she turned to go, the astonished kid
    Caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears
    In his eyes, asked her:

    'Are you God's wife?'
    I quilt, therefore I am.

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    Beautiful Ditter, thank you.

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone all over the world had such kindness in their hearts? There would be no wars and we could all be truly one family.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    So very beautiful. Thank you Ditter.
    Aronel aka Lee

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    That was wonderful Ditter. Where do you find all these good nuggets?

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    What a wonderful story. A good lesson for us all. Thanks for sharing.

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    That made my day
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    Sweet story-there is a song about a little boy buying a pair of shoes for his Mom before she goes to meet Jesus-I cry every time I hear it. Christ mas blessings to you and yours

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    Beautiful!! Thank you very much!

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    Thanks Ditter, such a precious story.
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    What a sweet story...and what a wonderful lesson in today's cynical world. Thank you.
    Michelle
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    What a touching story.

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    Thanks Ditter I needed the uplift this am!

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    I wish this type of kindness would last all year thru.

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    Thanks Ditter for sharing this with the board.

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    Ditter, That is such a tear jerker story. I loved it.

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    Having trouble postin replies, but here goes again.
    As human beings and citizen of the world, I believe that we have a responsibilities to care for each other. A small kindness can make a big difference in a childs life. Maybe this story will remind someone of this.

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    Thanks Ditter.
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    What a warmhearted story.. Thank you for sharing
    I never believe in the word can't,unless you've tried

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    Thanks for sharing .. amazing if we only could all be that way in life (to help others out in need and pay it forward!)
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Thank you for sharing. I sent it to a number of my friends.
    tomilu

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    That is a wonderful story and very touching. Makes you stop and think what others are going through in this economy.
    She who dies with the most fabric didn't sew fast enough!

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    Thanks...this is a good reminder to first of all, give what you can to those who need it and secondly, no matter how bad you think you have it, there are others with needs greater than we can imagine.

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    Such a sweet story..so much poverty here now.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
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    Beautiful! Sure would be nice if there were more people in the world like that.
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