If you are here, you might as well keep your mind open! If you do just that, I assure you that these stories will inspire you to achieve everything you ever wanted to.
1. Believing Is Not that Difficult
There was a woodcutter who slogged hard every day in deep forests; rain, come snow. One day he was exhausted, and he sat down under the shades of an enormous old tree. While having his lunch, he wondered if he could have someone bring him some water.
To his surprise, a few minutes later, there came his wife, who had brought him water. Now that he was done with his day’s work and food, he decided to take a short nap at the same place. As soon as he closed his eyes, the first thought that came into his mind was, what if a tiger came here! Cold fear ran through his blood.
And the next thing we know is, it came true. Later on, it was found out that this woodcutter was sitting under a ‘wish tree,’ so whatever one thought under the tree, those thoughts came true.
Our heart, our willpower is a wishing tree.’ The simplest thing is the day we start to believe in it and work towards it, and it will all come to us.
It’s not existence that brings belief, but it’s the belief that brings about existence.
2. It May All Just Not Be There Tomorrow
This is the story of a little girl who was carefree and happy! So one morning she woke up, and looked in the mirror, and saw she had just three hair on her head, so she said to herself – ‘yay! I will braid my hair today.
The next morning, she found she had only two left! So she decided to part her hair from the middle. The next morning, there was just one hair left, she thought -” I will make a ponytail today!” The very next day, there was no hair, so she was glad that she would not have to worry about combing her hair!
Kiddish? But sometimes, just out of the ordinary, it may bring in all the inspiration and drive that you need. This story keeps me happy for today, and thus I value whatever I have.
3. There Is Always a Way Out
Here is another one. (Don’t you be bored! *wink*)
In a small village (I know you have heard the village thing a lot, but bear with me), there was a donkey. The donkey was owned by none other than the dhobi. It would carry all the load of dry or washed clothes to and from the washing ghat on his back and work hard.
But now that he had grown old, it wasn’t the same, and he was rendered useless by age and diminishing capabilities. Now the villagers decided to dump this donkey in the unused well to get rid of him. So they did just that; they kept filling the well with sand to cover it up.
The donkey thought that he would die, but you won’t believe what happened next. With every shovel of mud, the donkey stepped on it and got higher and higher to the surface of the well, and finally came out alive.
He found his way out. Thus, whatever ‘dirt’ or difficulty life brings, I am sure you will find your way out too.
4. You Can Always Give Back
This One Is Extraordinary but Real.
I don’t know how many of you have heard of him, Mr. Santosh Gaikwad. Rings a bell? He is a celebrity, one of a kind, at least for me! On one of my days at Vashi Navi Mumbai, I met this auto walla who had helped make a difference for the specially-abled.
We saw this auto, all decorated with flowers, you name a newspaper, and you will find today’s edition of it in the auto! He holds a Limca Book record for free service to differently-abled people to commute.
Whoever you are, whatever you can offer, always give back to society. A simple lesson all of us know, but few of us implement it in our lives.
Originally posted 2015-11-18 14:39:18.