I love the story of the second grader named Mike. On the way to school Mike's arm bumped against a seat on the bus and it made a big scrape and bled until blood got all over his clothes. Earlier, he had forgotten to put his homework paper in his book bag so when he got to school, he got in trouble. At recess he was hit in the mouth and lost two teeth. After school he slipped on the ice and broke his wrist. On the way to the hospital he reached into his pocket with his good hand and pulled something out. His father asked him what it was. He said, "It's a quarter -- 25 cents! I found it on the ground when I fell down. It's the first quarter I ever found. This is the best day of my life!"


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Illustration from: Allan Moseley, "Overcoming the Grasshopper Complex," Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina