Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Story To Read

Assalamualaikum wbt,

A story to learn about...(taken from Kak Sity's blog)

I took this story from Ayu... she got it from her good fren mayee... it is a sad story.. so caution to those with weak hearts :P ehhehehe
At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question:

"When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?"

The audience was stilled by the query.The father continued. "I believe,that when a child like Shay,physically and mentally handicapped comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes, in the way other people treat that child."

Then he told the following story:

Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked,"Do you think they'll let me play?" Shay's father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but the father also understood that if his son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.

Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and asked if Shay could play, not expecting much. The boy looked around for guidance and said, "We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning."Shay struggled over to the team's bench put on a team shirt with a broad smile and his Father had a small tear in his eye and warmth in his heart. The boys saw the father's joy at his son being accepted.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his father waved to him from the stands. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again.
Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible 'cause Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.

However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing the other team putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least be able to make contact. The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.The game would now be over, but the pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.

Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the head of the first baseman, out of reach of all team mates. Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, "Shay, run to first! Run to first!" Never in his life had Shay ever ran that far but made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second!" Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to second base.
By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball, the smallest guy on their team, who had a chance to be the hero for his team for the first time. He could have thrown the ball to thesecond-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions and he too intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head. Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home.

All were screaming, "Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay"Shay reached third base, the opposing shortstop ran to help him and turned him in the direction of third base, and shouted, "Run to third! Shay, run to third" As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams and those watching were on their feet were screaming, "Shay, run home! Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the "grand slam" and won the game for his team.

That day, said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world.Shay didn't make it to another summer and died that winter,having never forgotten being the hero and making his Father so happy and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!

Ternangis baca citer ni..ya Allah, Kau kurniakanlah kemudahan kepada semua ibu bapa yg mempunyai anak yang kurang upaya.

(2) Saya sdg organize teambuilding 2006 FMD for my division for this becoming 12-14 Dec 2006 at Ulu Pangsun..hehe..i had arranged exciting outdoor activities with consultant like war games, flying fox and rakit challenge..could not wait for this event..but i bet balik event ni..sure badan jadi mcm robot coz we have all outdoor activities in Ulu Pangsun. 1 kelas jek indoor, tu pun sbb nak time dh nk balik KL balik. Tn Hj suh arrange solat dlm hutan, tak kiralah time tu tgh basah kuyup baru lepas redah sungai atau tidak..huh..ganas betul my GM nih...siap kena kira markah plak tu..saper tak solat kena tolak markah, tak solat jemaah pun kena tolak markah..bagus bagus..time ni ler nak expose those yg tak pernah solat dlm hutan mcm mana nak solat kalau dlm keadaan darurat ngee ngee :D

(3) Saya baru habis mid term As Shariah..had a heavy flu time menjawab paper exam..dr mula menulis sampailah ke huruf terakhir..astaghfirullah..mmg rasanya ada among my classmates yg tergelak kot dgr saya bersin tak henti2...the exam was ok..nk kata senang pun ok jugak sbb sebelum hari exam tu, kami buat discussion on past year papers. Ketika solat Maghrib di masjid KLCC selepas balik discussion di UIA, mmg terkejut biler tetiba Ika and Siha tegur rite after me bagi salam, tak sangka lak terjumpa kat masjid tu...pastu kitorang round KLCC kejap sebelum heading to Big Plate,Taman Melawati for dinner. Tell you what, that was my first time berhuha sebelum nk exam, sebelum ni jgn harap ler nk sajer2 buang masa kalau time nk exam. Tapi maybe sbb dh buat discussion..ok kot. Malam sebelum exam tu pun i went to sleep early, woke up to revise my notes at 5.30 a.m. Siha tergelak biler dpt tau yg kami buat discussion hanya untuk mid term yg bernilai 20% jer dr seluruh assessment. Tapi percayalah, mid term nilaa yg membezakan kita akan dapat A ker tak..dahlaa UIA ni ada quota nk bagi A. Hopefully result ok, insya Allah. Habis exam Ika masak lunch kat umah dia, sebelum makan ambil ubat, lepas makan terus tumbang.

Petang tu ikut Siha pegi PIKOM kat KLCC, ingat nak usha camera, tapi disebabkan time mengusha tu pun less than 1 hour exhibition tu nk close, tak jadilah..usha lain kali. Tapi mmg habislaa sumer org counter camera tu diinterview sbb nak tau spec paling bagus. My camera skang ni nama jek my camera, tapi my younger sisters yg guna, bawak pegi sekolahlaa..asramalaa, kolejlaa..mementang kakak dia sorang ni jenis mmg tak ambil gambar selalu. Pasni kalau beli lagi sekali..saper2 nk pinjam kena bayar sewa..best gak,kan? Hehe :D

Oklah ek, esok nak pi join BSC Scorecard Challenge Meeting kat Menara..nk tgk
mcm mana sesi ni dijalankan..and time ni ler nk kenal all the big boss kat Group Finance ni.

Jumpa lagi insya Allah..assalamualaikum :)

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