Peter Thomson sent this in his weekly tgimondays.com newsletter
This message is based on a true story I heard at dinner, at a friend’s house, last Friday evening:
And the boy, about 12 twelve years old, turned to his father and asked:
“Dad, can I get some new trainers?”
His dad replied: “Yes, of course son”
A couple of weeks went by and the trainers hadn’t appeared.
The son asked again.
“Dad, you did say I could get some new trainers – can I get them please?”
The dad again replied: “Yes, of course son”
Just one week later when the boy came home from school – there on the kitchen table was a box with his name on it.
Oh YES! He thought - my new trainers – mind you the box looks just a little small for trainers.
He opened it – and inside found…
An alarm clock!
And a note from his father:
Here’s how you can get your trainers. The local newsagent needs a paper delivery boy and I’ve told him you want the job.
The clock will make sure you’re there on time – and in just a few weeks – you can get your trainers – love Dad xxxx
Are there thoughts to be thought about this true story?
I think so – here are mine:
1. Are there times in my life, when in reflection, I wish I’d given the clock rather than the trainers? Yes!
2. Are there times when I wish I’d received the clock rather than the trainers? Yes!
3. How many people can I share this story with?
Oh by the way…
The young man in the story is now in his late twenties and massively successful running his own business – and in life.
Do you and I think that the clock may have had just something to do with his success?
I would have thought so – wouldn’t you?
You will share this story with people won’t you?
Go on then…