Do we ever come out with the Susie within us?

A seven-year-old kid sitting at his desk at school froze all of a sudden – there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet.

He knew that if his classmates found out, he would be made fun of as long as he lived.

The boy felt his heart was going to stop and he began praying, “Dear God, this is an emergency! Please help me!”.

He looked up from his prayer and saw his teacher walk towards him with a look in her eyes that told him that he had been discovered.

As the teacher walked towards him, a classmate named Susie, carrying the goldfish bowl of their class, filled with water, walked past him.

Susie tripped and dumped the bowl of water on the boy’s desk and lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while prays, “Thank you, God!”


Now all of a sudden 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.

But the ridicule was transferred to Susie.

She tries to help, but the other children told her to get out.

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are lined up for the school bus, the boy walked over to Susie and whispers, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?”

Susie whispers back, “I wet my pants once too.”


All of us go through good and bad things in life. Let us always remember how we felt when we were in the same situation and not to mock others for being in it. Just thank God that today we are in a position to help someone who really needs it.

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