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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

563- Remember my Gifts

 

Adam used to complain, as he could not feel happy. On Sunday morning, Adam knelt and shouted, My God, I want to thank you but my heart is very hard. I feel that I have no gifts to enjoy. Please send me those who can teach me the life of thanksgiving.

St-Takla.org Image: A woman, peasant, talking, praying صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: امرأة، فلاحة، في حالة خشوع، تتحدث

St-Takla.org Image: A woman, peasant, talking, praying.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: امرأة، فلاحة، في حالة خشوع، تتحدث.

One day, while he was on the bus, Adam saw a very beautiful cheerful girl who was smiling all the time. He said to himself, Shes a very beautiful girl and certainly, she feels the love of all people and their care for her. She must need nothing more. I hope I were in her place so that I always smile.

When the bus stopped at the next stop, he saw the girl stooping to hold a stick which was under her seat to lean on it in order to get off the bus She had a leg amputated. Then, he heard her saying joyfully, Thank You God for giving me a leg to be able to walk where You like.

On the next stop, Adam got off the bus and went to a small shop to buy a pen. He gave the money to the seller who seemed to be a cheerful happy boy. The boy brought him the pen and said smilingly, I hope Im not late.

Adam replied, Youre a very kind boy. Im happy to talk to you. Dont you see so?

The boy said smilingly, Thank you, but I cant see so for Im blind.

Adam continued walking and noticed a very handsome boy who was standing away from his friends and not playing with them. Nevertheless, he seemed to be happy. Adam went near him and asked him, Why dont you play with your friends?

The boy replied, Excuse me, I cant hear what you say. Im deaf.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: تذكر عطاياي لك!

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Thank you God for:

Giving me two legs to walk in Your way.

Giving me two eyes to see Your beauty in this beautiful nature.

Giving me two ears to hear Your voice and respond to You.


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