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Sunday, 10 March 2013

One day the man decided to quit........28413

One day the man decided to quit...

He quit his job, his relationship, his spirituality. .. I wanted to quit my life.

He went to the woods to have one last talk with God.  "God", he said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?" 

His answer surprised him... "Look around", God said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"  "Yes", he replied.  When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them..  I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. God said. "In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.  But I would not quit. In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. "I would not quit." God said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. 

Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.


.. But just 6 months later the bamboo rose

 to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five

 
years growing roots.

Those roots made it strong and gave it what 


it needed to survive. I would not give any 

of

my creations a challenge it could not

 handle." God said to man. "Did you know,

 my child, that all this time you have been

 struggling, you have actually been growing

 roots." "I would not quit on the bamboo. I

 will never quit on you." Don't compare

 yourself to others .." God said. "The

 bamboo

 had a different purpose than the fern ...

 Yet, they both make the forest

 beautiful"Your time will come, "God said to

 him." You will rise high! "How high should

 I rise?" he asked. How high will the bamboo

 
 rise?" God asked in return. "As high as it 

can?" he questioned. "Yes." God said, "Give

me glory by rising as high as you can.."The 

man left the forest and brought this story.
 



A happy and meaningful life requires our 


continuous input and creativity. It does not

happen by chance. It happens because of 

our choices and actions.. And each day we 

are given new opportunities to choose and

act and, in doing so, we create our own 


unique journey." Keep going...
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