|Once there was a small
child who, one fine day came to know that God is distributing apples to humans in Heaven. |
The child was happy to receive that news and went with lot of excitement to heaven to get the apple from God.
There was a big queue waiting to get apples from God and this child also joined that queue. His turn came and the child put out both his hands to receive.
God gave him the apple but unfortunately the tiny hands couldn't hold that big apple; it fell down and the child lost it.
The child got very disappointed. The ministers near God told him that if he wants to have another apple from God then he has to follow the queue again.
Having waited for so long the child didn't want to return to earth empty handed so he decided to re join the queue.
This time the queue had become even longer.
The child was very disappointed and thought Why me alone? Why I didn't get the apple in my hands hand when all others were easily able to get it? What wrong/sin have I committed that I alone should suffer like this?
Now the child was so scared that it should not miss the apple again. His turn came and God gave the apple into the kid's hands and then spoke to him, "My dear child, last time after giving you the apple only I noticed that the apple I gave you was a rotten one and that's why I made it fall down from your hands. Having given you a rotten apple, I felt bad for you and wanted to give you the best apple in the farm which at that time was growing and that's why I made you wait such a long time in the queue. Here it is. Now the apple that you have in your hand is 'The Best' apple in the farm. Enjoy."
Sometimes it so happens that even after we have put in our 100% dedication, commitment and efforts. things get delayed or go wrong.
The hardest arithmetic for us is to count our blessings while the easiest is to count our miseries. Believe that Almighty has something great for us and that's why this has happened.
Always say, 'Gratitude is absolutely the best way to bring more in one's life'. It is the best attitude and is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. As someone said, "Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that you have, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward
satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance. - Joseph Addison
Monday, March 5, 2012
Monday Motivator (Why me ...)
From an email.