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That’s Great! September 15, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness, People.
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I heard this story many years ago . . .

A PGA golfer had just picked up his winnings when a woman approached him in the parking lot.  Tearfully, she explained that she had a baby who was dying because she could not afford to get her the necessary medical care.

The golfer endorsed his check over to the woman, “Here.  I hope this will buy you some more time with your daughter.”

A week later, a PGA official approached the golfer in the Pro Shop, and said, “We saw that you endorsed your winnings over to a Belinda Fairchild.”

“Yes.  She came up to me in the parking lot last week and told me her baby girl needed medical care which she could not afford.”

Nodding, the official continued, “Several members of the Tour complained about her hanging around the parking lot, so we did a bit of investigating into her background.  I’m sorry to report that Ms. Fairchild lied to you.  She does not have a child.”

The golfer smiled, “There’s no dying baby?”


“That’s the best news I’ve heard all week!”

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How’s that for looking on the bright side of things?


1. cindy - September 15, 2010

Oh, that is just a wonderful story!

nrhatch - September 15, 2010

Isn’t it? It’s been one of my favorites for years.

Even on my best days . . . I’m not quite there yet. 8)

2. Julie - September 15, 2010

Excellent message!

nrhatch - September 15, 2010

Isn’t it!

I love this story . . . his acceptance of being duped because he knew HIS heart was in the right place.

3. Paula - September 15, 2010

Perfect! In my home, that was always called “being a fool for Christ!” What that means is “better a fool for the sake of love, than a fool for the sake of oneself!” Besides, it’s easier to be happy than not!

nrhatch - September 15, 2010

Yes, exactly. People (who look at the situation through Ego’s eyes) feel foolish and get angry at having been duped.


Looked at through the eyes of spirit (with a left hand/right hand mentality), it’s just one hand giving to the other and nothing to get angry about.

4. LP LP - September 15, 2010

It is a great story!
PeaceAlove cin*

5. Mstrongair - September 15, 2010

A very lovely story!

nrhatch - September 15, 2010

It’s one of my favorite reminders to accept things with grace.

6. Naomi - September 16, 2010

WOW! What a way to live!!!

nrhatch - September 16, 2010

I know, right?

That kind of attitude is worth more than money.

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