Story of a Cactus

A cactus stood all alone in the desert, wondering why it was stuck in the middle of nowhere.

I do nothing but stand tall here all day,” it sighed. “What use am I? I am the ugliest plant in the desert. My spines are thick and prickly, my leaves are rubbery and tough, my skin is thick and bumpy. I can’t offer shade or juicy fruit to any passing traveler. I don’t see that I am any use at all.”

 

All it did was stood in the sun day after day, growing taller and fatter. Its spines grew longer and its leaves tougher, and it swelled here and there until it was lumpy and lopsided all over. It truly was strange-looking. “I wish I could do something useful.” it sighed.

By day hawks circled high overhead. “What can I do with my life?” the cactus called.

Whether they heard or not, the hawks sailed away. At night, the moon floated into the sky and cast its pale glow on the desert floor. “What good can I do with my life?” the cactus repeated. The moon only stared coldly as it mounted its course.

A lizard crawled by, leaving a little trail in the sand with its tail. “What worthy deed can I do?” The cactus asked.

You?” the lizard laughed, pausing a moment. “Worthy deed? Why you can’t do anything! The hawks circled way overhead, tracing delicate patterns for us all to admire. The moon hangs high like a lantern at night, so we can see our ways home to our loved ones. Even I, the lowly lizard have something to do. I decorate the sands with these beautiful brushstrokes as I pull my tail along. But you? You do nothing but get uglier every day.

And so it went on, year after year. At last the cactus grew old and it knew its time was short.

Oh Lord,” it cried out, “I have wondered so long and I have tried so hard. Forgive me if I have failed to find something worthy to so. I fear that now it’s too late,” but just then cactus felt a strange stirring and unfolding, and it knew a surge of joy that erased all despair. At its very tip, like a sudden crown, a glorious flower suddenly opened in bloom.

Never had the desert known such a blossom. Its fragrance perfumed the air far and wide and brought happiness to all passing by. The butterflies paused to admire its beauty, and that night even moon smiled when it rose to find such a treasure.

The cactus heard a voice. “You have waited long,” Lord said. “The heart that’s seeks to do good reflects my glory, and will always bring something worthwhile to the world, something in which all can rejoice – even if for only a moment.

Moral of the Story: In two simple, yet very effective words, “Patience” and “Time”.

Patient is the key. Always have patience and keep working towards your goal no matter how difficulties you pass through, how many critics you face. Never ever get saddened and never get frustrated. Calm.

time_patienceGive time some Time. Time is the most important thing which has the ability to change everything. Whatever work we do it takes time. Tajmahal took 20 long years to get completed and once it got completed, it is known as one of the wonders of the world, it has become the Symbol of Love.

Have passion and be patient towards your goals and at the end of the day, you will find yourself at the top of the world.

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Story Credit: Unknown

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Live Life Richard Branson Way

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Richard BransonLife your Life the Sir Richard Branson Way.

Love your Life and never ever Regret and most importantly learn from your mistakes.

Get rid of Pessimism Web

Optimism and Pessimism, these two words can make or destroy people. Optimistic in life crops up positivity and always lead to better and happy life. While pessimists always struggle.

winchurchquoteOur own confidence depends on our society and people who surrounds us. Wherever we go, pessimists follow us just like our own shadows. If our colleagues or friends are pessimists then it may make a dent on our confidence as well. The best part is, just ignore them and concentrate on our work.

I read a story about Robert Fulton.

Robert Fulton invented the steamboat.

English: Robert Fulton, holding a watch fob in...

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On the banks of the Hudson River he was displaying his new inventions. The pessimists and the skeptics were gathered around to observe. They commented that it would never start. Low and behold, it did.

As it made its way down the river, the pessimists who said it would never go, started shouting, “It never would stop.”

What an attitude!

people-quoteHad Robert Fulton listened to his critics or had he caught in the web of pessimism, he wouldn’t have invented the steamboat.

It happens with all of us. Whenever we talk about new ideas, people raises their questions. Pessimists stand and start criticizing.

“You Will Never Reach Your Destination, If You Stop And Throw Stones At Every Dog That Barks. Better To Throw Biscuits And & Move On…”

Dhirubhai Ambani

Break this Pessimist barrier and move.

We must never respond to these situations or pessimism. Try your best to achieve your goals and change the world.

“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

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10 lessons in Life

10 lessons in Life to pass onto other abandoned souls….

A formula for Success….

Lesson 1 – Foster throughout your life – you never have to walk through life alone. Your family doesn’t have to be blood.

Lesson 2 – Acknowledge your experiences – take time to reflect on the events from your life and more importantly what you have learned from those experiences.

Lesson 3 – Appreciate the people and things around you. Thank them and show them you are grateful. The more love you give, the more you receive.

Lesson 4 – Invest in yourself – and by invest I don’t mean with money, I mean believe in yourself, your goals and what you can achieve.

Lesson 5 – Manifest your life – Picture what you want, visualize, vision boards, talk about it, ask for it and watch as miracles happen.

Lesson 6 – Be open to receiving and great full of miracles.

Lesson 7 – Give – whether it is your time, your advice, your energy. Make an effort to help others. The ironic thing about sharing is the more you give, the more you get.

Lesson 8 – Understand the Universe, God, Angels what ever you prefer to call it, has you back! There is a grand order to things and everything will unfold as it is meant to. If its not good, you are not at the end yet.

Lesson 9 – Recognize others who are following your footsteps and help them in their journey. We live our experiences so we can teach from them.

Lesson 10 – Inspire! Inspire yourself and others. Share inspiring stories, messages, quotes, videos that will help other souls.

By: Emma Mildon

Source: http://www.emmamildon.com/

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