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  1. Bethany Davis says:

    Hi Natasha,

    I absolutely love this object lesson from the lollipop. What a cool testimony of the older man who grew up in an orphanage to now be buying the various boxes of lollipops and then give them out to every child he saw. I commend the older man for not becoming bitter about his situation growing up, but being able to turn it into something positive and blessing others even though he doesn’t know it. The 10 year old girl in the story, I’m guessing that was your sweet Lizzie who mentioned to him that she too grew up in an orphanage like the older man did? I commend her for deciding on her own that she maybe wouldn’t eat the lollipop right at that moment, but that she would just save it for the time being. I also love that she asked you if she could at least just keep it for the time being. Most kids would have begged, borrowed, or stole for that lollipop at breakfast time, but I love that your girlie (?) was strong enough that she decided to wait for it, and only eat it if YOU said that it would be fine to do so. No, it isn’t just a lollipop full of artificial colors and sugar, but it symbolized love from the older man for the kids that he briefly rubbed shoulders with.

    Thank you so much for sharing this lesson with the rest of us.

    God Bless,
    Bethany

  2. Thank you for sharing… I loved the story!

  3. Its all about perspective…thanks for sharing that.

  4. What an important lesson. I cringe at always being the bad guy. Maybe if I looked for love in the lollipops, I wouldn’t have to be so bad so often.

  5. Kristin Lapp says:

    Excellent Post! Too many times I jump to conclusions too… This was a good reminder… Kristin

  6. I love this story, Natasha!

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