My dad emailed this story to me. I think it is punny, so I am sharing it.:-)
Timmy was a little five year old boy whose Mom loved
him very much, and being a worrier, she was concerned
about his walking to school when he started
Kindergarten. She walked him to school the
first couple of days, and at the end of the week, he
came home from school and told his mother that he did
not want her walking him to school everyday. He wanted
to be like the "big boys", he protested loudly.
So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a
neighbor, Mrs.Goodnest, if she would please follow him
to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so
he probably wouldn't notice her.
Mrs. Goodnest said that since she was up early with
her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to
get some exercise as well, so she agreed.
The next school day, Mrs Goodnest and her little girl,
Marcy, set out following behind Timmy as he walked to
school with another neighbor boy he knew. She did this
for the whole week. As the boys walked and chatted,
kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend
noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed
to do every day all week.
Finally he said to Timmy, "Have you noticed that lady
following us to school all week? Do you know her?"
Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yeah, I know who she is."
The friend said, "Well, who is she?"
"That's just Shirley Goodnest" Timmy replied, "and her
"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she
"Well", Timmy explained, "every night my Mom makes me
say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries
about me so much.
And in the psalm, it says 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy
shall follow me all the days of my life,' so I guess
I'll just have to get used to it!"
Our days are happier when we
give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.