Who is the Susie in Your Life?

Come with me to a third grade classroom..... 
There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened.
It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak to him again as long as he

The boy
 believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his
 head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'
He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been
 discovered. As the teacher is walking toward him, a class mate
 named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water
 in the boy's

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!' Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out.  All the other
 children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful.   
But as life would have it, the ridicule that
 should have been his has been transferred to someone else -  Susie. She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done enough, you klutz!' Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once too.'


This story really makes me stop and think who the Susie is in my own life. I can name many of them. It's those few who would do anything for me and those who have my back at any given moment no matter what the situation or circumstances may be. It's those people who do favors and never expect or ask for anything in return. It's the genuine ones that truly do care, and show it. 

I'm so grateful for those people in my life. Life isn't always easy and the good and bad times will always come around but with people like this in my life I realize that I'm fine and I have everything I could ever need.  

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