God’s Wife & Leo Buscaglia

This morning I received this in an email from a good friend, who just so happens to be one of the very first members of my Facebook page called Gusto, a woman of deep faith and compassion. She’s a mother, grandmother, and an all-around great soul, what I refer to as “good people.” You won’t find anyone better! When I read this, I was moved so much I decided to share her story on my blog for posterity purposes. It’s the kind of story that stays with us forever, a timeless piece to remind us of that which is important in life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ~ Gusto

          God’s Wife
                           IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once
talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the
contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was:

1. A four-year-old child, whose next door
neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
gentleman’s’ yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had
said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, ‘Nothing, I just
helped him cry.’

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2. Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were
discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
had a different hair color than the other members. One of her
students suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, ‘I know all about
adoption, I was adopted.’

‘What does it mean to be adopted?’, asked
another child.

‘It means’, said the girl, ‘that you grew
in your mommy’s heart instead of her tummy!’

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3. On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was.
‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered
With a smile.

‘Really,’ I said. ‘I have to say you
don’t look very discouraged.’

‘Discouraged?’, the boy asked with a
puzzled look on his face…

‘Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t
been up to bat yet.’

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4. Whenever I’m disappointed with my spot
in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.

Jamie was trying out for a part in the
school play. His mother told me that he’d set his heart on being
in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.

On the day the parts were awarded, I went
with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her,
eyes shining with pride and excitement.. ‘Guess what, Mom,’ he
shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to
me….’I’ve been chosen to clap and cheer.’

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5. 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?’

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SEND TO ALL WHO LOVE AND CARE FOR CHILDREN.
Hope this put a smile on your face!

Sure did mine!
1 Comment
  1. Yes Gus I love Leo Buscaglia the Hug Doctor who really spearheaded the love movement years ago. These stories are old, tried and true, and so good. Basic love. I have a sign in my house that I had when I had my doggie: Love everyone….from the Dog. It is so true, and we must understand that, the woman reminds me of Jesus washing the disciples' feet, and that child a disciple of love. Gus thanks for all that you do to lift myself and other daily, several times a day, I'm happy that your blog and postings are becoming viral, and btw I love your slideshow. God Bless you, have fun this weekend! ox Jacki

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