Read 5 short stories that can motivate and inspire you about life below, stories that will make you smile after you learn from them.
1. Everyone Has a Life Story
A 24 year old man was on the train with his father. He looked out the train window and shouted,
“Daddy, look at the trees running!” His father smiled, but a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the boyish behavior of the 24 year old man with pity. Suddenly the man shouted again …
“Father, the clouds are seen running after us!”
The couple could not contain their uneasiness and said to the man’s parents,
“Why don’t you take your child to a psychiatrist?” The old man smiled and said…
“I’ve taken him to the doctor, and we just came back from the hospital. My child has been blind since birth, he was only able to get an eye donor and can only see today ”.
Every person in this world has a story to tell. Don’t judge other people until you really know them. Because the fact that what happened may surprise you.
2. Let Go of Your Troubles
A man’s favorite donkey fell into a deep pit. He couldn’t pull the donkey out, no matter how hard he tried. Therefore, he decided to bury his donkey alive.
Soil begins to fill in the hole where the donkey is from above. The donkey, feeling crushed by the ground, shakes his body to drop the ground on top of him, and steps on the ground. The next soil is backfilled into the hole. The donkey flicked back his body and climbed the ground. The more land is stockpiled, the higher the land rises. By noon, the donkey can get out of the hole and graze on the green pasture.
After a lot of ‘shaking’ the problem, And stepping (learn from the story above), Once upon a time after getting rid of the problem, you will be able to graze on green pastures. You will be able to achieve what you dream of.
3. The Elephant Rope
When a man was walking past a group of elephants, he suddenly stopped. He was confused by the fact that the huge creatures were being tied only by a small rope tied to their front legs. No chains, no cages. It was clear that the elephants could break free from their bonds at any time. But for some reason, they didn’t.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked the coach. “Why are the animals just standing there and not trying to run away?”
“Well, when they were very young and much smaller, we used the same size rope to tie them. And, at that age, the rope was enough to hold them up. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe that they cannot escape. They believed that the rope could still hold them, so they never tried to break free. “That’s the explanation from the elephant trainer.
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their ropes. But because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like elephants, how many of us live our lives depending on the belief that we can’t do something, just because we failed once before?
Failure is part of learning. We must not give up fighting in your life.
4. Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans
One day, a girl complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. He was tired of struggling and struggling all the time. It seemed that only one of his problems could be resolved, and then the others soon followed to be solved.
His father who is also a chef took him to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed them over high heat. After the three pots started to boil, he put some potatoes in one pot, some eggs in the second pot, and some coffee beans in the third pot.
Then she sat down and left the three pots on the stove to boil, without saying a word to her daughter. The daughter sighed and couldn’t wait, wondering what her father had done.
After twenty minutes, he turned off the stove. He took the potatoes from the pot and placed them in a bowl. He picked up the egg and placed it in the bowl.
Then he ladled the coffee and put it in the cup. Then he turned to look at his daughter and asked, “Son, what do you see?”
“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” the daughter hastily answered.
“Take a closer look, and touch this potato,” said the father. The daughter did what her father asked her to do and noted in her mind that the potato was soft. Then the father asked him to take an egg and break it. After removing the shell, he found a boiled egg. Finally, the father asked him to taste coffee. The rich aroma of coffee made him smile.
“Dad, what does all this mean?” He asked.
Then the father explained that the potatoes, eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same difficulty, namely boiling water.
However, each one showed a different reaction.
The potato was strong and tough. However, when put in boiling water, the ketang becomes soft and weak.
Eggs are fragile, with a thin outer shell that protects the liquid inside until they are put in boiling water. Until finally the inside of the egg becomes hard.
However, the ground coffee beans are the most unique. After the coffee beans are exposed to boiling water, they change the water and create something new.
“Which one are you, son?” asked the father to his daughter.
“When difficulties come to you, how do you deal with them? Are you a potato, egg, or coffee bean? “
Moral Message : In this life, many things happen around us. Many things have happened to us. But the only thing that really matters is what happens inside of us.
So, where are you? Are you a potato, egg, or coffee bean?
5. A Dish of Ice Cream
One day, when a bowl of ice cream sundae was cheaper, a 10 year old boy entered a coffee shop and sat down at a table. A servant put a glass of water in front of him.
“How much is a bowl of ice cream sundae?”
“50 cents,” replied the waiter. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and counted a number of coins in it.
“How much is a bowl of plain ice cream?” The boy asked again. Several people were now waiting to get a table and the waitress was getting a little impatient.
“35 cents ..!” said the waiter harshly.
The little boy counted the coins again, and finally said, “I want to buy a bowl of plain ice cream,” he said.
The waiter brought the boy’s ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away leaving the child. After the boy finished eating the ice cream, he paid for it at the cashier and went home.
When the waitress came back to clear the table, she started wiping the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw. At the table, neatly placed beside an empty plate, 15 cents worth of coins, a tip for the waitress of the child she thought was annoying. ..
So the wisdom that we can take from the story above is: Do not underestimate or look down on other people, because it could be that person who will actually help you when you experience a difficulty.