# Ice Cream for The Soul

Here is a short story that could make us think for a moment. As was told there is a young mother who was taking her daughter to a restaurant to have a dinner. After the meal served her daughter asked her if she could say grace. This young mother smiles at her daughter and nod her head allow. As they bowed their head the little girl start to pray, “God is good. God is great. Thank You for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all. Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, they heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice-cream. Why, I never..!"

Hearing this, her daughter burst into tears and asked, "Did I do it wrong Mom..? Is God mad at me?" Immediately this young mother unseats close to her daughter, held her and assured her that she had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at her.


Then an elderly gentleman approached the table. He smile and wink funnily at the little girl and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."

"Really?" the little girl asked.

"Cross my heart." he answered and put his hand on his chest.

Then in a theatrical whisper he added, indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing, “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes." After that he smile and walk away from their table. The little girl stop sobbing and they continue their dinner.

At the end of the meal surely this young mother orders the ice cream for her daughter. As the ice cream served the little girl stared at the woman whose remark when she was praying for a moment and then she did something that made her mother could never forget for the rest of her life.

The little girl picked up her sundae and without a word walked over and placed it in front of that woman. With a big smile she told her, "Here, this is for you Madam. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes, and my soul is good already."