Story To Reflect Upon 137

Integrity
Some time back, there was a story about Reuben Gonzolas, who was in the final match of his first professional racquetball tournament. He was playing the perennial champion for his first shot at a victory on the pro circuit. At match point in the fifth and final game, Gonzolas made a super "kill shot" into the front corner to win the tournament. The referee called it good, and one of the linemen confirmed the shot was a winner. But after a moment's hesitation, Gonzolas turned and declared that his shot had skipped into the wall, hitting the floor first. As a result, the serve went to his opponent, who went on to win the match. Reuben Gonzolas walked off the court; everyone was stunned. The next issue of a leading racquetball magazine featured Gonzolas on its cover. The lead editorial searched and questioned for an explanation for the first ever occurrence on the professional racquetball circuit. Who could ever imagine it in any sport or endeavor? Here was a player with everything officially in his favor, with victory in his grasp, who disqualifies himself at match point and loses. When asked why he did it, Gonzolas replied, "It was the only thing I could do to maintain my integrity."
Story From A Forwarded Email. Reflection * Honesty, Integrity and moral courage are truly praiseworthy virtues that make a man great. * Today is a world intoxicated with greed, craving for fame and power moral virtues seem to be on the decline.

Story To Reflect Upon 138 Flame of Love
"I can master it", said the Ax. His blows fell heavy on the hard, strong steel. But each blow only made his edge more blunt until he ceased to strike. "Leave it to me", said the Saw. With his relentless teeth, he worked back & forth. But to his dismay, all of his teeth were worn out or broken off. "Ha!" said the Hammer. "I knew you could not do this. Let me show you how." But with the very first blow, his head flew off, and the steel was unchanged. "Shall I try?" asked the Flame. And it curled itself gently around the strong, hard steel, and embraced it, and would not let it go. And the tough steel melted.
There are hearts that are hard enough to resist: The forces of wrath, The fury of pride. But hard is the heart that can resist the warm "flame of Love".

(Story From A Forwarded Email )
Reflection * Problems cannot be effectively solved using anger, aggression, force, threats and fury. * The power of gentleness, kindness, love and understanding is tremendous in overcoming many an obstacle.