Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Beautiful Valentines Day Story

Little Melissa comes home from 1st grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day that day. "Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint, and we're Jewish," she asks, "Will God get mad at me for giving someone a Valentine?"

Melissa's father thinks a bit, "No, I don't think God would get mad. Whom do you want to give a Valentine to?" he asks.

"Osama Bin Laden," she replies.

"Why Osama Bin Laden?" her father asks in shock.

"Well," she begins, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give Osama a Valentine, he might start to think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and sent Valentines to Osama, he'd love everyone a lot. And then he'd start going all over the place to tell everyone how much he loved them, and how he didn't hate anyone anymore."

Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with new found pride. "Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I have ever heard," he says.

"I know, " Melissa says, "...and once that gets him out in the open, the Marines could shoot the bastard."

Source: Marnie

1 comment:

Civilian Overseer said...

Something makes me think that someday this little girl is going to grow up to be a mayor of a small town in Alaska however I endorse this Valentine's day message, Go Marines!