AND SAID: "THIS IS GOOD!"
The King had a special servant that always traveled with him. The King loved being around this
servant as he was always upbeat and positive. The man always said kind things and was quick
to edify and encourage others.
The King would wake up in the morning and his servant would run to him and say: "THIS IS A
GOOD DAY. WE ARE ALIVE. THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King ate breakfast and the servant said: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
When the King came out in his royal clothes: His servant said: "YOU LOOK SO GOOD TODAY!
THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD"
When people came to the King and complained and the King would listen. The servant would
visit with the King and tell him how blessed they were and nothing was as bad as it first appeared.
Then the servant would say: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King loved hunting with his bow an arrow. His little servant was there by his side.
The King would have great success, and his servant would say:
" THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
At night as the servant prepared the King for his rest, the servant would always say:
" THIS IS A GOOD DAY, IT HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD!"
ONE DAY THE KING JUMPED UP ON HIS HORSE AND WAS RIDING AROUND THE
KINGDOM, AND HIS SERVANT SAID: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King decided to practice with his bow and arrows. So the men dismounted and
the servant gave the King his bow and the razor sharp arrows. Something happened and
the KING CUT OFF HIS RIGHT THUMB. The King was bleeding and the situation looked terrible.
The attendants got the bleeding stopped and the KING WAS IN GREAT PAIN.
His servant said: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
In great anger the King did not want to hear that garbage and the King threw his servant
into prison. THE SERVANT WAS ALWAYS BY THE SIDE OF THE KING, BUT THE KING
DID NOT DESIRE TO HEAR: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!" He knew better!
The King was out in the country side far from the palace and it started to get dark.
The King's party got lost and went deeper and deeper into a dangerous area.
THE NEXT MORNING THE KING CRAWLED OUT OF HIS TENT TO REALIZE THEY WERE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AREA WHERE SERIOUS CANNIBALS LIVED.
The King knew he was in for big trouble when the flesh eating human beings gathered around him
and took him back to the village to COOK HIM and EAT HIM.
They had a huge pot and built a huge fire under the pot. They prepared the King to be placed
in the boiling water. One of the CANNIBALS grabbed him by the hand and noticed his
right THUMB WAS CUT OFF.
The cannibal started screaming, they were VERY SUPERSTITIOUS and they believe a man with
his thumb cut off was bad magic. The cannibals immediately released the KING WITH NO THUMB.
The King jumped on his horse and returned to his camp.
The King remember the words of his servant said when his thumb was cut off:
" THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King now realized: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!" was truth! His thumb being cut
off saved his life.
THE KING RODE HIS HORSE AS FAST AS HE COULD TO THE PRISON AND RELEASED
HIS SERVANT THAT HAD BEEN LOCKED UP FOR OVER A YEAR.
The King explained to his servant that the cannibals were going to eat him, and when they saw his
thumb was gone they released him because they wanted no bad JU-JU.
The servant said: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
THE KING SAID: NO, THIS IS NOT GOOD, I HAD YOU LOCKED UP IN PRISON FOR SAYING:
" THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!" WHEN MY THUMB WAS CUT OFF.
The King said: THIS IS NOT GOOD, YOU HAVE BEEN IN PRISON.
THE SERVANT SAID: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
The King said, HOW IS THIS GOOD?
The servant said: " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!" IF I HAD BEEN WITH YOU, WHEN
THEY REJECTED YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR MISSING THUMB, THEY WOULD HAVE
COOKED ME AND ATE ME. " THIS IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY GOOD!"
Life is about YOUR ATTITUDES. Your attitudes will determine your ALTITUDE...
YOU ARE NOT A TURKEY, YOU ARE AN EAGLE TO SOAR ABOVE THE STORMS
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Contributed by Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 5, 2001
That is why a Thanksgiving message like this is so important. We need this reminder. We need it because it forces us to "add it all up" & recognize where all these things we enjoy actually come from. (PowerPoints Available - #296)