PUPPIES FOR SALE - inspirational stories, motivational stories


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." With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself To a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need Someone who understands." The world is full of people who need someone who understands.

. going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. Instead." Now sobbing. "Please mister . The angry driver then jumped out of the car. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed.. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. I didn't know what else to do." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop. grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car.. It's our choice: Listen to the whisper . but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car.. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen. 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.. The damage was very noticeable. "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." he pleaded. "It's my brother.. "Thank you and may God bless you. It was a long. He has to throw a brick at us. the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. 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. please." the grateful child told the stranger." he said. then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts.Inspirational God Story : Wait For The Brick A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street. or wait for the brick! A Box Full of Kisses . slow walk back to the Jaguar. the boy asked the stunned executive. no children appeared. shouting.. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair. "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me.. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. I'm sorry. the man simply watched the little boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home." Moved beyond words. Too shook up for words.

his eyesight was blurred. They're all for you. There is simply no other possession. In a very real sense. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses. Sometimes when the family glanced in grandfather's direction. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. "We must do something about grandfather. spirational motivational stories - The Wooden Bowl A frail old man went to live with his son. Only a short time later. he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there. Since grandfather had broken a dish or two. and a four-year old grandson. Still." said the son." The father was crushed. whenever he was discouraged. stating. noisy eating." The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction. and food on the floor. there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried. from our children. I blew kisses into the box. When he grasped the glass often milk spilled on the tablecloth. the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped . The old man's hands trembled.The story goes that some time ago. it's not empty at all. as humans beings. The family ate together nightly at the dinner table. family members. He put his arms around his little girl. each one of us. and he begged for her forgiveness. "Don't you know. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating rather difficult. daughter-in-law.. and his step faltered. the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said. more precious than this. grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner at the dinner table. "Oh. friends. "This is for you. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and. Daddy. but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty.. So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. Daddy. There. an accident took the life of the child. when you give someone a present. He yelled at her. his food was served in a wooden bowl. I've had enough of his spilled milk. and God. Daddy. a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Nevertheless. he had a tear in his eye as he ate alone. anyone could hold.

. the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. And for some reason." The four-year-old smiled and went back to work. "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. If they see us patiently provide a happy home atmosphere for family members. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks." Finally the third tree said.Trees That Wood Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. He asked the child sweetly. The wise parent realizes that every day that building blocks are being laid for the child's future." After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true. and their minds ever process the messages they absorb. The four-year-old watched it all in silence. Children are remarkably perceptive. Though no word was spoken. "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest.. "Oh. . People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches. "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. silver and precious gems. both knew what must be done. The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. "What are you making?" Just as sweetly. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me. I could be filled with gold. and those you love.. milk spilled.. or the tablecloth soiled. neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull. One evening before supper. the boy responded. Let us all be wise builders and role models. and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. a group of woodsmen . For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.a fork or spilled food. Take care of yourself." Then the second tree said. and everyday! stories that inspire . I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty. their ears ever listen. they will imitate that attitude for the rest of their lives.. 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. Their eyes ever observe. I am making a little bowl for you and mama to eat your food from when I grow up. today.

The tree was happy. "This looks like a strong tree. When they came to a stop. a man and woman came to the barn. The men woke the sleeping man. he was made into a feed box for animals. I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" . because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. because Jesus had been crucified on it.. . Years later. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. and he began cutting it down. When Sunday came. the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. We just know that His ways are not our ways. One of them was tired and went to sleep. and he cut it down. Each of the trees got what they wanted. Then one day. a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. This was not at all what he had prayed for. While they were out on the water. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. He will give you great gifts. always know that God has a plan for you. When one came to the first tree he said. and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. "This looks like a strong tree." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. 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. but His ways are always best. just not in the way they had imagined. "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one". the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. At this time. but this manger would have to do. If you place your trust in Him.. One of the woodsmen said. someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. and the trees forgot about their dreams. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. At the second tree a woodsman said. Finally.came upon the trees. When the first tree arrived at the carpenters. the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. The years went by. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way.

When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was. This story teaches two lessons: 1. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way..An interesting short story "A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Once again.. "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. his son falls. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. There is power of life and death in the tongue.ory :Two frogs A group of frogs were traveling through the woods. Story of the year Mountain Story . they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. the other frogs said. the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. The other frogs kept telling them to stop. Suddenly. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. that they were as good as dead. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. and two of them fell into a deep pit. Finally. one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. 2. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. He fell down and died. The power of words. somewhere in the . When he got out. he hears the voice repeating.

Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said.. but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. in all aspects of life. 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. improve your competence. They could get by. my gift to you. but does not understand. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. his employer came to inspect the house. When the carpenter finished his work. It gives you back everything you say or do. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family." . pay attention. IT'S A REFLECTION OF YOU!" -. but he wanted to retire. "This is your house. but really this is LIFE." Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!" The boy is surprised. Life will give you back everything you have given to it. The carpenter said yes.mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" Curious.Unknown Author Building Your House An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. create more love in your heart. Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO." YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. If you want more competence in your team. 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. If you want more love in the world. This relationship applies to everything.. He would miss the paycheck each week.

and the choices you make today. he would have done it all so differently. or erect a wall. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns. a day at a time. We build our lives. He saw the bud that would soon blossom. Therefore. but noticed thorns upon the stem and he thought. We despair. One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns of another. the defects.. So it is with us. Some people do not see the rose within themselves." Your attitude. he examined it. grow amid the thorns of our faults. and eventually it dies. Build wisely! inspiring love story . But... to look at a person. and every day you hammer a nail. and find the rose within them. know their true faults and accepting that person into your life.. and just before it was ready to bloom. "Life is a do-it-yourself project. "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns? Saddened by this thought. all the while . someone else must show it to them. This is one of the characteristic of love. Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth. we would do it much differently. Someone once said. Then.The Rose Within A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully and before it blossomed. he neglected to water the rose. place a board. We neglect to water the good within us. it died. thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us. we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over. You are the carpenter. We never realize our potential. with a shock.. help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. So it is with many people. you cannot go back.The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house.. often putting less than our best into the building.

recognizing the nobility in their soul. and what she had in store for him.. There was nobody to hear her yell and not a soul to pacify her. she is howling with pain. yelling all she can in that dark and dingy corner of her four by four kholi. silence filled the air. Radha lost her baby. The wind was at rest. But who knows what’s in store for us .. they will conquer their thorns. Blood was all over and the accident was terrible. Only then will they blossom many times over. Motivating story to read . but no one knows what made her cry? Losing something you love with all your heart isn’t really the grief you can ever overcome.. Loneliness was already killing her. There was no existence of mankind for miles and miles ahead. One life gone.Another man's folly . What kind of a person will he be? Will he make me proud? How much light is life going to bring in his existence? She was imagining and feeling every day of the Childs growth.He paid the price for another man’s folly. She saw her child getting crushed under a car in front of her own eyes. because outside her shack is a long winding lonely road. Her only means to live. If we show them the "rose" within themselves. Help others to realize they can overcome their faults. One lonely night.. She walked a long time s till she saw the face of mankind (in the evilest form). The whole time she walked with her child in her arms the only thing that worried her was Aryans (her son’s) future... 2 people dead ! A mother is devastated. the leaves didn’t rustle and no resonance of a barking dog. she was walking down the street t get a breath of fresh air with her child cuddled tight in her arms.

He came at a speek of 110kmph throwing beer bottles out of his half open window. life can change in the splits of a second. like a deal soul in a living. as if the driver had jammed the accelerator. not a bruise on her arm. not a scratch on a body. her vision was blur. but as it came closer it got brighter and brighter. cutting across the wind. Her smiles were frowns and her faith just crumbled. Simple. The cry of a baby and no sight of a child. The blood of her baby. rather breathing body. the speed took everything in its path. You could take a life. were a few streetlights barely sufficient? There was this one light that was visible from a distance.tomorrow. The Buzzard. A speeding car came down that road. and silence set in again. the child who hadn’t even seen life. there was a loud cry. don’t drink and drive. This is how it happened…. and the Bumblebee . After a few minutes when her sight cleared up she looked all over frantically for her baby. He was definitely drunk. Ironically the mother wasn’t hurt. but alas! There was nothing. Just then she noticed something about then feet away it was blood draining into the gutter’s. Just then. The same little child whose future was just being planned. The Bat. He paid the price for another man’s folly. all those dreams hopes and expectations were snatched away from her in an instant. and pieces of minced flesh. but kill a number of people. Talk about destiny. On that abandoned road. She opened her eyes and didn’t she Aryan. That light changed radha’s life into darkness forever. laying there saying so much without saying anything at all.

until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. no doubt. the bat and the bee. Sand and Stone A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top. The one. it takes off like a flash. wrote in the sand: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE. The one who got slapped was hurt." They kept on walking until they found an oasis. the bird. The ordinary bat that flies around at night. in spite of his ability to fly. unless it is taken out. all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and. painfully. there are lots of people like the buzzard. and one friend slapped the other one in the face. until it completely destroys itself. he wrote on a stone: "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE. a remarkable nimble creature in the air. It will seek a way where none exists. but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top. where they decided to take a bath. Then. as is his habit. cannot take off from a level place. got stuck in the mire and started drowning. at once." . In many ways. but without saying anything. A Bumblebee if dropped into an open tumbler will be there until it dies. It never sees the means of escape at the top. he will not even attempt to fly. During some point of the journey they had an argument. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground. will be an absolute prisoner. but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. not realizing that the answer is right there above them. but the friend saved him. After the friend recovered from the near drowning. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations. Without space to run. who had been slapped. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten or twelve feet.

"Have you read the spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable. but not elastic. and have six pairs of hands. all replaceable.The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him. have a lap that can hold three children at one time and that disappears when she stands up. It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers must have!" "And that's on the standard model?" the Angel asked." LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND. you write on a stone. He was into the sixth day working overtime. you wrote in the sand and now. have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart. "After I hurt you. But. have 200 movable parts. it's not the hands that are the problem. why?" The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us. run on black coffee and leftovers. when someone does something good for us. "Oh. we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. The Lord replied. . "Six pairs of hands! No way!" said the Angel. An Angel appeared and said "Why are you spending so much time on this one?" And the Lord answered and said. AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE The Making Of A Mother By the time the Lord made mothers. we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it." The Angel was astounded at the requirements for this one.

The Lord replied. "Not only will she be able to think. her grief. and her pride. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can feed a family of six on a pound of hamburger and can get a nine year old to stand in the shower." "She is soft." "Will she be able to think?" asked the Angel." The Angel tried to stop the Lord "This is too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish. Another pair in the back of her head are to see what she needs to know even though no one thinks she can. it looks like You have a leak with this model. one pair of eyes are to see through the closed door as she asks her children what they are doing even though she already knows." . "Oops. she will be able to reason." "That's not a leak. her disappointment. "That's a tear!" "What's the tear for?" the Angel asked. her pain." The Angel moved closer and touched the woman. They are for looking at an errant child and saying that she understands and loves him or her without even saying a single word. "The tear is her way of expressing her joy. The Lord said." The Angel then noticed something and reached out and touched the woman's cheek. I told You that You were trying to put too much into this one. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart." the Lord agreed." the Lord objected. And the third pair are here in the front of her head." "But I can't!" The Lord protested. and negotiate. "But you have made her so soft. her loneliness.The Lord nodded in agreement. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish. her sorrow. "but I have also made her tough. Lord. "Yep.

The Angel was impressed. "Yes." the farmer replied proudly. he'll grow to a man you can be proud of. You thought of everything for this one. There. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death. I can't accept payment for what I did. but she created the tear!" Alexander Fleming His name was Fleming. "Is that your son?" the nobleman asked. Lord. Years afterward. The next day. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. the discoverer of Penicillin." said the nobleman. mired to his waist in black muck. while trying to eke out a living for his family. "I'm afraid you are wrong again. and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. Someone once said what goes around comes around." And that he did. In time. and he was a poor Scottish farmer. "I'll make you a deal. Let me take him and give him a good education. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. waving off the offer. was a terrified boy. the nobleman's son was stricken with pneumonia. "You saved my son's life." the Scottish farmer replied. a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel. At that moment. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill. screaming and struggling to free himself. "I want to repay you. he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. One day. Farmer Fleming's son graduated from St. I created the woman. What saved him? Penicillin. "You are a genius. You even created the tear!" The Lord looked at the Angel and smiled and said." "No. If the lad is anything like his father. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. .

Love. including Love. another elder. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink. Love said." Vanity answered." "Oh . Love. "Who Helped me?" "It was Time. can you take me with you?" Richness answered. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. please help me!" "I can't help you. Suddenly. I will take you." Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. There is no place here for you. When they arrived at dry land. so all constructed boats and left. Sadness. let me go with you. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. Except for Love. Love. the elder went her own way. Knowledge. When the island had almost sunk. I am so sad that I need to be by myself!" Happiness passed by Love. "Come. . Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. "Sadness. and all of the others. there was a voice." . . Sadness was close by so Love asked. "But why did Time help me?" Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered. "Richness.Love and Time Once upon a time. Love was the only one who stayed." Knowledge answered. You are all wet and might damage my boat. Love asked Knowledge. there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness. "Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is. "Vanity. I can't. Love decided to ask for help.Inspirational love stories . "Time?" asked Love. Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. "No. So blessed and overjoyed. but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her." It was an elder. too. Realizing how much was owed the elder.

and thought perhaps he should go to him. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom. he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away. It had a tag with the dealer's name. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible. Before he could make arrangements. Finally. sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. and knowing his father could well afford it. How many times do we miss Spirit's blessings and answers to our prayers because they do not arrive exactly as we have expected? TODAY'S's affirmation: "Today I look beyond the obvious and allow miracles to be created in my life. leather-bound Bible. just as he had left it years ago. the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired.Dads Blessings A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. but realized his father was very old. his father called him into his private study. On the tag was the date of his graduation. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. As Graduation Day approached. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son. and willed all of his possessions to his son. he told him that was all he wanted. and the words PAID IN FULL. and told him how much he loved him. He had not seen him since that graduation day." . leaving the Bible. the young man opened the box and found a lovely. And as he did. When he arrived at his father's house. he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. With tears. he raised his voice to his father and said "With all your money. Curious. you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things. with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angry. Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. but somewhat disappointed. a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. on the morning of his graduation.

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