A young pastor was waiting for his lunch at the diner, so he opened a letter from his mother delivered that morning.
As he opened it a twenty dollar bill fell out.
The Pastor thought: "Thanks, mom, I could use that right about now."
But as he finished his meal he noticed a raggedy, disheveled man outside on the sidewalk leaning against the light post.
He thought: "That fella could probably use the $20 more than I."
So he crossed out the names on the envelope and put the $20 in the envelope and wrote across the top in large letters. PERSEVERE!
The Pastor didn't want to make a scene, so he put the envelope under his arm and dropped it as he walked past the man.
The raggedy man picked it up and read the message and smiled.
The next day, while the pastor was eating his lunch, the same man tapped him on the shoulder and handed him a big wad of bills.
Surprised the young pastor asked him what that was for?
The man replied, "This is your half of the winnings.
"PERSEVERE came in first in the fourth race at the track yesterday, and he paid 30 to 1!"
It's Monday, Smile & Make it A Great Week!