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Wisdom Pearls For Life

Wisdom Pearls For Life

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Published by Dr Dheeraj Mehrotra
Wisdom Pearls For Life: A collection of wonderful stories towards wisdom and learning for life. A must for all as a personal library. Cheers. Please share with all fathers/ mothers/ teachers/ relations: A request for share by Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra. Cheers and May GOD bless us all.
Wisdom Pearls For Life: A collection of wonderful stories towards wisdom and learning for life. A must for all as a personal library. Cheers. Please share with all fathers/ mothers/ teachers/ relations: A request for share by Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra. Cheers and May GOD bless us all.

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There was once a lonely girl who longed desperately for love. One
day while she was walking in the woods she found two starving
songbirds. She took them home and put them in a small glided cage.
She nurtured them with love and the birds grew strong. Every
morning they greeted her with a marvellous song. The girl felt great
love for the birds. She wanted their singing to last forever.

One day the girl left the door to the cage open. The larger and
stronger of the two birds flew from the cage. The girl watched
anxiously as he circled high above her. She was so frightened that he
would fly away and she would never see him again that as he flew
close, she grasped at him wildly. She caught him in her fist. She
clutched him tightly within her hand. Her heart gladdened at her
success in capturing him. Suddenly she felt the bird go limp. She
opened her hand stared in horror at the dead bird. Her desperate
clutching love had killed him.

She noticed the other bird teetering on the edge of the cage. She
could feel his great need for freedom, his need to soar into the clear
blue sky. She lifted him from the cage and tossed him softly into the
air. The bird circled once, twice, three times.

The girl watched delighted at the bird's enjoyment. Her heart was no
longer concerned with her loss. She wanted the bird to be happy.
Suddenly the bird flew closer and landed softly on her shoulder. It
sang the sweetest melody, she had ever heard.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tight, the best way
to keep love is to give it -- WINGS!

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ULive or Work

Father was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to
support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after
work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could
one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, Father hardly
ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard
because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could
buy.
Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough
time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them. But
he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
The day came when the examination results were announced. To his
joy, Father passed, and with distinctions too! Soon after, he was
offered a good job as a senior supervisor, which paid handsomely.
Like a dream come true, Father could now afford to provide his family
with life's little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation
abroad.
However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the week.
He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position
of manager. In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the
promotion, he enrolled for another course in the Open University.
Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending
enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for
them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Father's hard work paid off and he was promoted. Jubilantly, he
decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks. He
also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough; it would
be nice for his family to be able to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a
condominium. Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many
times before, Father resolved to further his studies and work at being
promoted again. The family still did not get to see much of him. In
fact, sometimes father had to work on Sundays entertaining clients.
Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending
enough time with them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for
them. But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.

As expected, Father's hard work paid off again and he bought a
beautiful condominium, overlooking the coast of Singapore. On the
first Sunday evening at their new home, father declared to his family
that he decided not to take any more courses or pursue any more
promotions. From then on he was going to devote more time to his
family.

Father did not wake up the next day.

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