Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Two Short Stories
Story 1 : A Distinguished Lady
A distinguished lady, noted for the fine family from which she came, was once presented at the court of the Queen of Holland. Later, the wife of a minor government official asked her how she happened to know the proper way to behave, before a queen.
"I really didn't know," the woman replied. "But I have only one set of manners and I use them all the time." We should have one set of manners, too. We should always be gentle, kind and most of all, loving.
Treat the rich and the poor, the attractive and the unattractive all the same. And how you treat them, is a reflection of what kind of a person you are!
Story 2 : Gardener and a Weed.
There was once an earnest gardener who loved his work and his produce. One day he was walking through his delightful garden and happened to notice a weed. The gardener was particularly tired so he decided to leave it.
The next day he had to leave to visit his relatives in another country for two weeks. When he came back, the back yard was covered in weeds and all his produce was dead!
Likewise, if we allow just one bad thought in our head and fail to remove it, it will sprout and instead of having to pick one weed, we will have too much to control. If we destroy our negative thoughts, by allowing positive ones to grow, they will display in our personality like a beautiful garden. That's the power of positive thought. We are, what our thoughts are. We should always entertain only good and positive thoughts in our mind and never give way for anything negative! Be alert and conscious of your thoughts and pick out the weeds of your negative thoughts consciously and quickly, at the right moment.