Sometimes, when things do not go our way, we tend to lash out in angle we feel. Our self respect lags for a moment and we feel ashamed of our behavior. The turmoil we feel within can only be eradicated by cultivating inner peace. When we have learned to quiet our inner man, outer influence cannot take hold to tumble us. So, when the storms of life come, do not become a part of it but rather allow peace to see you through to the other side.
“Look at those beautiful ones on that old house!” I’ve never seen them before, maybe the old lady had died. One of the children that walked in a group of four pointed out as they walked around the small village looking at the Christmas lights on different houses.
“No she did not, I saw her yesterday but she looked very weak. Maybe someone had helped her”. One of the little boys exclaimed. Suddenly a small dog ran out from no where towards the fence barking at them. While he barked his little tail wagged wildly. He didn’t seem to want to hurt them but they didn’t pay close attention to him. They then took up a few small stones and threw them at the dog.
Soon as the stones crossed the fence, they changed into little gift packages. The little dog then ran on tiptoe-like to pick them up.
The children were amazed to see what had happened. They felt ashamed of themselves at the time of the stone pelting. The dog disappeared from sight after the last package was taken up. They looked at each other speechless. Knowing that they should not have stoned the fenced dog, they did not mention what had happened to anyone.
Time passed. Christmas day came by and all the little children were delighted to know what they had got for the holidays.
The less fortunate children however, were indifferent, as they knew they were not going to have any gifts at all.
But…. that morning they ran out of their separate homes screaming in delight. They had sparkling little gift packages in their hands. The four children who had thrown the stones at the dog, recognized the packages with surprise.
They learned that day, their misdeeds had spawned a happy moment for the less fortunate among them…
As they grew, they themselves remembered to never hurt animals and that others who were less fortunate were to be treated with kindness.
I am so motivated to do what I am about. I know exactly what I want and where I want to be by the end of this year. One year older, one step closer to the completions of my goals. Be encouraged today and drive yourself along. Allow your vision to conquer the challenges ahead. Have a wonderful morning all.
So….this year I have decided on a few changes in my life publicly and privately. Many times we are truly not motivated to stand out due to the censorship of peer pressure but if we really want to get going we must face the way alone at times. I plan for further success in my personal life, my schooling and writing career this year. It may take leaving certain people and habits behind…however, I am unable to please everyone, also do not wish to be consumed by poor habits. I have thought on how to write happy pieces of poetry for the longest while without avail. It is in my saddest moments words pour forth but little by little there is a glimmer of happy light which I see.
This year and beyond, I follow my dreams to the fullest! Your support on here has been amazing to me and I am encouraged.