[MOL] THURSDAY Chicken Soup for the Soul [02201] Medicine On Line

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[MOL] THURSDAY Chicken Soup for the Soul

Good Morning My Friends,

 Teenagers Today
       I can't count how many times people have uttered, while 
  shaking their heads in obvious disappointment, " just don't 
  know what is with teenagers today."
       The other day I was in my car on my way to the farmers 
  market with my friend Jan when we passed two teens standing 
  by the side of the road with a car wash sign.  My car was 
  filthy and my heart was full, so I pulled over.  There were 
  teenagers everywhere.  There was a group directing the cars 
  and another group spraying them down.  As sponges were wiped 
  over every square inch of my dirty card, I sat enjoying the 
  little water battles and the many silent scenarios that were 
  so obviously taking place.  I couldn't help but wonder how 
  many crushes, how many new friendships and how many little 
  insecurities were in the air on this beautiful Saturday 
  afternoon.  I was amazed at how forty to fifty teenagers had 
  devoted their Saturday to washing cards, and I was curious 
  what their motivation might be.
       At the end of the assembly line I handed them a twenty-
  dollar bill and asked what they were raising money for.  
  They explained to me that a friend of their, C. T. Schmitz, 
  had recently died of cancer.  He was only fifteen years old 
  and six-feet-two.  He had gone to school with a lot of the 
  teenagers who were there that day and each of them had 
  memories of a boy sweeter than any they had known.  His 
  friend Kevin had decided to put this car wash together 
  because he wanted to honor his friend and also bring 
  together his classmates with his boy scout troop.  He told 
  me that they wanted to plant a tree in front of their school 
  and if they raised enough money they would put a plaque 
  there also.  Both would be in memory of their friend C. T.
       They handed me a bag of homemade cookies with my 
  receipt and we drove away.  I asked Jan to read to me what 
  the tag that was tied to the bag said.  It said simply, 
  "Thanks for helping us plant a tree of C. T."
       Yeah!  I don't what is with teenagers today!
And to add my opinion...what I would give to ba a teenager again, Lol

God Bless
marty auslander
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