For those that are wondering, Og Invents Wheel... is a line from my children's book, "What are YOU Thinking?", found on the inventor's page.
A very nice young mother named Amanda picked up my book and told me she is always trying to teach her kids to be positive. She said some of her children come by it more naturally than the others.
She told me about her six-year-old son who takes God at his word, "Ask and ye shall receive..., and "With God, nothing is impossible...."
This summer they took a family vacation to Monterrey Bay, CA. They went to the Aquarium. He fell in love with the sharks. When they went to purchase a souvenir in the gift shop, he found a plush toy that looked like a hammerhead shark, and he wanted it more than anything else in the store. His mother realized that he didn't have enough money for the purchase, so she tried to direct him to another item to take home as a memory of their vacation. He said, "No. I want a hammerhead shark. I said a prayer. I'll get one." She and her husband thought, "Well....Ok, whatever..." and they left Monterrey Bay without a souvenir for her six-year-old son.
They were travelling back to Utah, and stopped at a rest stop in the middle of the desert. No one else was around. They climbed out of the car and what does her six-year-old find on the sidewalk? You guessed it! A plush toy. Not any old plush toy, but a hammerhead shark! It looked like new. Someone must have been inspired to leave it behind... or Dad was inspired to stop at that rest stop. Either way... WOW!
It makes me wonder how often we limit ourselves. How often we refuse blessings God wants to shower upon us, if only we had a little more faith. God gave us a wonderful mind. He wants us to use our free agency to think the thoughts that will bring us closer to him, that will increase our faith, that will help us see the good in others, and most importantly, recognize His hand in our life.