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- Subject: Ice cream is good for the soul
- From: email@example.com (Jon D Dayley)
- Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:53:51 -0700
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Ice Cream Good for the Soul
> << Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son
>asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is
>God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more
>gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"
> Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a
>woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't
>know how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream! Why, I never!"
> Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it
>wrong? Is God mad at me?" As I held him and assured him that he had done
>terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman
>the table. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God
>thought that was a great prayer."
> "Really?" my son asked.
> "Cross my heart." Then in theatrical whisper he added (indicating
>the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never
>asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul
> Naturally, I bought my kid's ice cream at the end of the meal. My
>son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember
>rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and without a word walked over
>placed in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this
>for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes and my soul is good
> Of all my children he is by far my most . . . trying. The quickest
>to anger, the first one to break something, and the last one to do as
>he's told. None of it matters though, cause like he said, his soul is