Sophie’s Big Day

It was a day unlike any other. A red letter day indeed.

Sophie Blalock had always dreamt of getting her very own pickup truck. It was all she wanted in life, from the time she was a little girl. When people would ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer was always the same: “Makes no never mind to me what I turn out to be. Just so long as I can get me a truck someday.”

Turns out she got a job at the Toll Booth on Route 83.

And…. after years of scrimping, and saving… going to car show after car show…. reading every issue of  Car World Magazine…. Sophie finally bought her Dream Vintage Truck.

That pickup was perfect in every little way. It was everything she always wanted.

People came from all around the neighborhood to admire those wheels. She was so happy… she ate a chocolate ice-cream cone in the bed of that truck.

Assuredly… a truly great event.

Her Mamma always told her…..“Success is not the key to being happy Sophie. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

Sophie knew such great happiness on that day…. she tasted the triumph of years of hard work and perseverance.

A girl and her truck.  And an ice cream cone.  For the first time in her life, Sophie felt alive.


Every person has their own hopes and dreams.

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.” (French Proverb)  …. ….I am thinking Sophie’s Grandmother was French.

Au revoir.

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