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Ice cream is good for the soul

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
if mom 
>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
>   >>