I have found three new stories of inspiration for your Tuesday. I love these stories, I hope you all are too! Keep on, keepin’ on!
Having a Best Friend
Two friends were walking through the desert. At one stage in their journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.
The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand, “Today, my best friend slapped me in the face.”
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to have a wash. The one who had been slapped got stuck in a mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After he had recovered from his shock, he wrote on a stone, “Today, my best friend saved my life.”
The friend who slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write in stone, why?”
The other friend replied, “When someone hurts us we should write it down in the sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”
Moral of the story: Don’t value the things you have in your life. Value those who you have in your life.
The Wise Man
People visit a wise man complaining about the same problems over and over again. One day, he decided to tell them a joke, and they all roared with laughter.
After a few minutes, he told them the same joke, and only a few of them smiled.
Then he told the same joke for the third time, but no one laughed or smiled anymore.
The wise man smiled and said: “You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?”
Moral of the story: Worrying won’t solve your problems, it’ll just waste your time and energy.
The Blind Girl
There once was a blind woman who hated herself purely because she could not see. The only person she loved was her boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, then she would marry him.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her – now she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her loving boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
The woman was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and wrote a short note to her saying: “Just take care of my eyes, dear.”
Moral of the story: When our circumstances change, so can our mind. Some people may not be able to see the way things were before, and might not be able to appreciate them.
Remember, you are NOT alone. Until next time. –Jenn