store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read "Puppies for
Sale". Signs have a way of attracting children, and soon a little boy
appeared at the store and asked, "How much are you gonna sell those
puppies for?" The store owner replied, "Anywhere from $30 to $50." The
little boy reached into his pocket and pulled out some change. "I have
$2.37, can I look at them?" The store owner smiled and whistled. Out of
the back of the store came his dog running down the aisle followed by
five little puppies. One puppy was lagging considerably behind.
Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy.
wrong with that little dog?" he asked. The man explained that when the
puppy was born the vet said it had a bad hip socket and would limp for
the rest of it’s life. The little boy got really excited and said
"That’s the puppy I want to buy!" The man replied "No, you don’t want
to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I’ll give him to you."
The little boy got upset. He looked straight into the man’s eyes and
said, "I don’t want you to give him to me. He is worth every bit as
much as the other dogs and I’ll pay the full price. In fact, I will
give you $2.37 now and 50 cents every month until I have him paid for."
man countered, "You really don’t want to buy this puppy, son. He’s
never gonna be able to run, jump and play like other puppies." The
little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly
twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up
at the man and said, "Well, I don’t run so well myself and the little
puppy will need someone who understands." The man was now biting his
bottom lip. Tears welled up in his eyes… He smiled and said, "Son, I
hope and pray that each and every one of these puppies will have an
owner such as you."
Do you know the value of yourself? I think we have the same value although we are not the same about appearance. We have many boys like that boy and all of them are a man like us. don’t think they are disable people.Thanks.