Saturday, 16 May 2009

Love is the Way

I re-tell this story as I heard it from a good friend.
Lucy's father died when she was very young and still in primary school. Her mother was brokenhearted and so it seemed to this little girl that she had lost both parents.
In school she would ask to be allowed out to the bathroom and on the way she would steal some money from the teachers purse. Then on her way home, she would buy a bar of chocolate for her mother in the hopes of cheering her up.
One day at the end of school the teacher said, "Lucy, wait for me and I will walk home with you today". So Lucy waited and they walked home together. When they got to the shop Lucy went in and bought the bar of chocolate. The teacher asked Lucy "Who is the bar of chocolate for?" Lucy said "It is for my Mum to cheer her up". Then the teacher said "And how about you Lucy? Would you like a bar of chocolate too ?" , "Yes please", the little girl said. This little girl (now a woman) told my friend that she never again stole from her teacher. So for this teacher too," Love is the Way."

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