A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy. Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money." The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?" "Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle, " Here, Dolly! " he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this One noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.... "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

. I'm sorry. "Please mister . . I don't run too well myself. Wait For the Brick A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street.. grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car. Looking back up at the farmer.. and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. shouting. please. he said. Instead. reached down. The angry driver then jumped out of the car. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. and he will need Someone who understands. "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.With that the little boy stepped back from the fence." The world is full of people who need someone who understands.. As his car passed." he pleaded. no children appeared. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. "You see sir. I didn't know what else to do.

It's our choice: Listen to the whisper . the man simply watched the little boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home." he said. It was a long." Now sobbing.. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen."I threw the brick because no one else would stop. the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me. but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. "Thank you and may God bless you. or wait for the brick! . the boy asked the stunned executive. then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention! God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. The damage was very noticeable. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up.. Too shook up for words. the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin.." Moved beyond words." the grateful child told the stranger. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair. slow walk back to the Jaguar. "It's my brother. He has to throw a brick at us.

it's not empty at all. "Don't you know. I blew kisses into the box. Daddy. there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried.motivational sayings & stories . stating. They're all for you. whenever he was discouraged. He put his arms around his little girl." The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction. he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there. when you give someone a present. Nevertheless. "This is for you. He yelled at her. and he begged for her forgiveness. Daddy. a man punished his 3year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. "Oh. but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. Only a short time later. the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said. an accident took the life of the child. ." The father was crushed. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and.A Box Full of Kisses The story goes that some time ago. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Daddy.

When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth.In a very real sense. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There. grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather's direction. the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. family members. . But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult.The Wooden Bowl A frail old man went to live with his son. each one of us. his eyesight was blurred. from our children. The four-year-old watched it all in silence. inspirational motivational stories . The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. his food was served in a wooden bowl. "We must do something about grandfather. daughter-in-law.. as humans beings. and his step faltered.. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two. friends. Still. I've had enough of his spilled milk. more precious than this. The old man's hands trembled. and a four-year old grandson. There is simply no other possession. and food on the floor. noisy eating. he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. and God. anyone could hold." said the son.

Let us all be wise builders and role models. "Oh.. and everyday! stories that inspire . they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. Take care of yourself.One evening before supper. . Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. today. the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. their ears ever listen. Though no word was spoken. and those you love. Their eyes ever observe.. I could be filled with . I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up. milk spilled. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. And for some reason. "What are you making?" Just as sweetly. The wise parent realizes that every day that building blocks are being laid for the child's future. both knew what must be done. He asked the child sweetly." The fouryear-old smiled and went back to work. "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest.. neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped. or the tablecloth soiled. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members. the boy responded. and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. That evening the husband took grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said.Trees That Wood Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. . Children are remarkably perceptive.

and he cut it down. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches. "This looks like a strong tree. At the second tree a woodsman said." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me. When the first tree arrived at the carpenters. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull. "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one". and he began cutting it down. because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree.. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. "This looks like a strong tree." Finally the third tree said. a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" . silver and precious gems.gold." Then the second tree said. One of the woodsmen said. he was made into a . I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.. "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. "Someday I will be a mighty ship." After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true. When one came to the first tree he said. the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. The tree was happy.

feed box for animals. the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. someone came and got the third tree. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. but this manger would have to do. a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. He will give you great gifts. While they were out on the water. always know that God has a plan for you. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. If you place your trust in Him. This was not at all what he had prayed for. the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. The years went by. a man and woman came to the barn. Then one day. just not in the way they had . and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. because Jesus had been crucified on it. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. At this time. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby. When they came to a stop. and the trees forgot about their dreams. Finally. One of them was tired and went to sleep. The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way. Each of the trees got what they wanted. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. When Sunday came. Years later. a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree.

and two of them fell into a deep pit. Inspirational stories A short inspirational story :Two frogs A group of frogs were traveling through the woods. one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. Once again. We don't always know what God's plans are for us.imagined. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was. He fell down and died. they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. We just know that His ways are not our ways. that they were as good as dead. When he got out. Finally. "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. but His ways are always best. the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. the other frogs said. The other frogs kept telling them to stop. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. He thought they were encouraging him the .

Speak life to those who cross your path.entire time.. it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. Author Unknown Story of the year Mountain Story .An interesting short story . Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Be careful of what you say.. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. This story teaches two lessons: 1. The power of words. There is power of life and death in the tongue. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. 2.

IT'S A REFLECTION OF YOU!" -. he hears the voice repeating. Life will give you back everything you have given to it. Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. improve your competence. but really this is LIFE. Suddenly. create more love in your heart.Unknown Author . he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?" And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!" Angered at the response. pay attention. but does not understand. somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" Curious." Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!" The boy is surprised. If you want more love in the world. If you want more competence in your team. This relationship applies to everything. It gives you back everything you say or do. in all aspects of life. hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise." YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. his son falls."A son and his father were walking on the mountains. he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!" He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says: "My son.

He thought of his luxurious life and told himself.THE 4 WIVES There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. the merchant fell ill. However. he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times. Now. She is a very considerate person. he hardly took notice of her. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. How lonely I'll be!" . One day. always patient and in fact is the merchant's confidante. loved his 2nd wife. Whenever the merchant faced some problems. I'll be alone. the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply. He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He too. Before long. However. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. "Now I have 4 wives with me. the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men. He's very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. he knew that he was going to die soon. the merchant's 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household.Motivational stories . But when I die.

The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife. "I always turned to you for help and you've always helped me out. will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word. The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart." The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated. I can only send you to your grave. When I die. "Life is so good over here! I'm going to remarry when you die!" The merchant's heart sank and turned cold. Then a voice called out : "I'll leave with you. The 4th wife is our body. endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. I can't help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. "I loved you most. the merchant said. Greatly grieved. it'll leave us when we die. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good. "I have loved you so much for all my life." The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. I'll follow you no matter where you go. Now I need your help again. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions. He then asked the 2nd wife. Now that I'm dying. almost like she suffered from malnutrition. he asked the 4th wife. "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !" Actually. When we . "At the very most. will you follow me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry. Now that I'm dying. we all have 4 wives in our lives a.Thus. status and wealth. She was so skinny. b. will you follow me and keep me company?" "No!" replied the 3rd wife.

c. He would miss the paycheck each week. The carpenter said yes. they all go to others. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. wealth and sensual pleasure. but he wanted to retire. d.die. Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. They could get by. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. The 1st wife is in fact our soul. the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave. Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we're on our deathbed to lament Building Your House An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive. often neglected in our pursuit of material. It was an unfortunate way to end a . He told his employercontractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family.

we realize we have to live in the house we have built." Your attitude. When the carpenter finished his work. we would do it much differently. Then." The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house. We build our lives. place a board. help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. and every day you hammer a nail. his employer came to inspect the house.dedicated career. Build wisely! inspiring love story . a day at a time. "This is your house. Someone once said. You are the carpenter.The Rose Within . with a shock.. often putting less than our best into the building. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said. he would have done it all so differently. my gift to you. But. or erect a wall. Therefore. So it is with us. you cannot go back.. If we could do it over. "Life is a do-it-yourself project. and the choices you make today.

someone else must show it to them. Some people do not see the rose within themselves. We neglect to water the good within us. know their true faults and accepting that person into your life. and find the rose within them. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth.. Within every soul there is a rose. If we show them the "rose" within themselves. thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. they will conquer their thorns... he examined it. Only then will they blossom many times over. but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought. and just before it was ready to bloom. it died. the defects. to look at a person. We despair.. So it is with many people. all the while recognizing the nobility in their soul. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another. He saw the bud that would soon blossom. grow amid the thorns of our faults. he neglected to water the rose. This is one of the characteristic of love. . "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns. and eventually it dies...A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed. We never realize our potential. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults.

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