Sunday, August 29, 2010

Inspirational Winners...

     A group of sales people left town for a meeting and told their families they would be back home friday evening for supper. But as with meetings the way they are, one thing leads to another and they didn't finish on time. They were delayed and had to catch a flight.
     They came to the airport just at the last minute, with tickets in hand, and ran, hoping the plane hadn't departed. While running, one of them hit a table and on the table was a fruit basket. All the fruit got scattered and bruised but they didn't have time to stop. They kept running and made it to the plane and all of them breathed a sigh of relief that they had made it, except one. He got in touch with his feelings, got up, said good-bye to his friends and went. What he saw made him glad that he came out.
      He went to the table that was knocked down and behind the table was a ten years old blind girl who was selling the fruits to make a living. He said, " I hope we haven't ruined your day." He pulled out $10 from his pocket, handed it her and said, " This will take care of the fruits," and he left. The girl couldn't see what was going on ; all she could hear was the footsteps leaving. As the footsteps feded away, she shouted from behind, "Are you God?"
     He missed his flight but was he a winner? You bet. One can be a winner without a medal and one can be a loser with a medal if winning is not kept in perspective.

Good Example...

     A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates,  so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.
     So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 ; while some up to 5 potaotes.
The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week. Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes.

     Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended.

     The teacher asked," How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?" The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.

     Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said, "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred in your heart, and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime?"

Moral of the story :

1) Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you not carry sins for a lifetime.
2) Forgiving others is the best attitude to take care for others even you don't like them.