Mary's Straws

  • May 3, 2015
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Because of my quadriplegia, reaching for a glass of water is impossible. 

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. And because of my quadriplegia, reaching for a glass of water is impossible. It’s why I love Starbuck’s long straws (you know, the ones you get for a venti frappuccino?). Well, for Mary Hunt who has cerebral palsy, Baja Fresh straws are her preference. The problem is, there are no Baja Fresh restaurants in Mary's little town in Oregon. And so, when Mary’s mother traveled to California, she made sure to visit a Baja Fresh. And guess what? The manager happily sold her 150 straws for just $5. And oh my goodness, the reaction of Mary to her mother’s gift was amazing! This young woman was squealing with delight and hugging her mother! Her gratitude for such a small thing touched me deeply. First Thessalonians chapter 5 says to give thanks in everything. So join Mary in being effusive with your thanks, especially for things that seem small and insignificant. 

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