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This will Make you Cry Or really make you think !! [message #175] Fri, 15 July 2005 18:47 Go to next message
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just vote if you found this inspiring[ 3 votes ]
1.Sad but yes I liked it 2 / 67%
2.I didn't want to read it 0 / 0%
3.I couldn't read it all 1 / 33%

THIS WILL MAKE YOU CRY, IT DID ME

Donated By Coach


The Room


As you read this story please put yourself in Brian's
place; it will change your life!


THE ROOM



17-year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write
something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was
like. "I wowed 'em," he later told his father, Bruce.
"It's a killer. It's the bomb. It's the best thing I
ever wrote." It also was the last.

Brian's parents had forgotten about the essay when a
cousin found it while cleaning out the teenager's
locker at Teary Valley High School. Brian had been
dead only hours, but his parents desperately wanted
every piece of his life near them-notes from
classmates and teachers, his homework.

Only two months before, he had handwritten the essay
about encountering Jesus in a file room full of cards
detailing every moment of the teen's life. But it was
only after Brian's death that Beth and Bruce Moore
realized that their son had described his view of
heaven. "It makes such an impact that people want to
share it. You feel like you are there." Mr. Moore
said.

Brian Moore died May 27, 1997, the day after Memorial
Day. He was driving home from a friend's house when
his car went off Bulen-Pierce Road in Pickaway County
and struck a utility pole. He emerged from the wreck
unharmed but stepped on a downed power line and was
electrocuted.

The Moores framed a copy of Brian's essay and hung it
among the family portraits in the living room. "I
think God used him to make a point. I think we were
meant to find it and make something out of it," Mrs.
Moore said of the essay. She and her husband want to
share their son's vision of life after death. "I'm
happy for Brian. I know he's in heaven. I know I'll
see him."



Brian's Essay: The Room...



In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found
myself in the room. There were no distinguishing
features except for the one wall covered with small
index card files. They were like the ones in libraries
that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical
order. But these files, which stretched from floor to
ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had
very different headings. As I drew near the wall of
files, the first to catch my attention was one that
read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began
flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked
to realize that I recognized the names written on each
one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where
I was.

This lifeless room with its small files was a crude
catalog system for my life. Here were written the
actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail
my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and
curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I
began randomly opening files and exploring their
content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a
sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look
over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.

A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends
I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane
to the outright weird "Books I Have Read," "Lies I
Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have
Laughed at." Some were almost hilarious in their
exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others
I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger",
"Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My
Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the
contents.

Often there were many more cards than I expected.
Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the
sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be
possible that I had the time in my years to fill each
of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each
card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own
handwriting. Each signed with my

[Updated on: Thu, 11 August 2005 06:28]

Re: This will Make you Cry Or really make you think !! [message #261 is a reply to message #175] Mon, 21 November 2005 00:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I love the theme you picked to make the minds of many think and remember over. Remembering the past, and showing how precious a human life is. Yes, you can remember what you have done, and be proud to think of, or ashamed to remember. But from all this we have been through, we all come to learn from our past experiences, and expand on knowledge to bigger and better things we build up to. Also in remembering, you can now know from experience what is right or wrong to you, and perhaps prevent a future mistake. This reminds me something my brother taught me a few weeks ago. To be immortal. Not in the state if physically being alive on the earth forever, but the ideas that made you. Ideas from past thinkers and artists have shaped the minds of many people, and still shape them today, and will in the future. For example: Beethovan, Einstien, Plato, Mozart, FDR, and any past known person. You can know what Beethovan thought and felt, you can learn what Einstien faced and discovered. It makes you wonder how you will become immortal yourself. Not immortal for fame, wealth, or power, but your ideas. Every individual has the time for a journey to learn and discover life, and to leave something behind for our future to explore. The time, which a lot of us waiste because we are too lazy, or too tired to fill. A lot of people have grown tired, or bored because they stay on the same track of not expanding or discovering something new. If you think about it, you will eventually realize this, what I have learned. So be Immortal.
Re: This will Make you Cry Or really make you think !! [message #268 is a reply to message #261] Wed, 04 January 2006 00:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very Nice Army !! Cool
Re: This will Make you Cry Or really make you think !! [message #313 is a reply to message #175] Thu, 01 June 2006 23:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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nice story.....
check this out:
http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/theroom.html
Re: This will Make you Cry Or really make you think !! [message #319 is a reply to message #313] Sun, 27 August 2006 03:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah I know, it is some type of chain Email but..........the story it self, regardless who wrote it, or who did what, was Inspirational. Putting all the who did and when did aside it still was a nice thought.
Re: This will Make you Cry Or really make you think !! [message #525 is a reply to message #175] Fri, 30 October 2009 01:10 Go to previous message
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Wow.. That really is a nice story. I copied it and will share it to friends.


Christine

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