ENGLISH Motivational Stories

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    Attitude

    A little boy went into a provision store, reached for a soda carton and ask him for a Phone Call.

    Shop-owner replied Sweety this is no a STD, but you can do one call.


    The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:


    The boy asked, "Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?


    The woman replied, "I already have someone to cut my lawn."

    Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now." replied boy.


    The woman responded that she was very satisfied with the person who was presently cutting her lawn.

    The little boy found more perseverance and offered,


    "Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of North-Palm beach, Florida."


    Again the woman answered in the negative. With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.


    The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy and said,

    "Son... I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job."The little boy replied, "No thanks, I was just checking my performance with the jobalready have. I am the one who is working for that lady, I was talking to!"


    Your ALTITUDE is decided by your ATTITUDE...
     
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    Sand and Stone!

    A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand

    "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE."

    They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone

    "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE."

    The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of Forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

    Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone
     
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    Don't Change The World
    Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony.

    He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather.

    Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge amount of money.

    Then one of his wise servants dared himself to tell the king, “Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?” The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a “shoe” for himself
     
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    Life is a DIY (do it yourself)
    An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

    When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front-door key to the carpenter.

    "This is your house," he said, "my gift to you."

    The carpenter was shocked! What a shame!

    If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then with shock we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. But we cannot go back. You are the carpenter. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, erect a wall. "Life is a do-it-yourself project," someone has said.
    Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the "house" you live in tomorrow.
    Build wisely!
     
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    The Farmer's Horse


    There is a story of a farmer whose horse ran away. That evening the neighbors gathered to commiserate with him and said "How unlucky you are!". He said, "May be."

    The next day the horse returned, but brought with it six wild horses, and the neighbors came exclaiming "How lucky you are!". He said, "May be."

    And then, the following day, his son tried to saddle and ride one of the wild horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. Again the neighbors came to offer their sympathy and said "How unlucky you are!". He said, "May be."

    The day after that, conscription officers came to the village to seize young men for the army, but because of the broken leg the farmer's son was rejected. When the neighbors came to say how fortunately everything had turned out, and said "How lucky you are!".

    The farmer smiled and said, "May be."
     
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    Bridges to build


    Bridges to build

    Once upon a time two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch. Then the long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words followed by weeks of silence.

    One morning there was a knock on John's door. He opened it to find a man with a carpenter's toolbox. "I'm looking for a few days work" he said.
    "Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there. Could I help you?"

    "Yes," said the older brother. "I do have a job for you. Look across the creek at that farm. That's my neighbor, in fact, it's my younger brother.
    Last week there was a meadow between us and he took his bulldozer to the river level and

    now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I'll go him one better. See that pile of lumber curing by the barn? I want you to build me a fence -- an 8-foot fence -- so I won't need to see his place anymore. Cool him down, anyhow."

    The carpenter said, "I think I understand the situation. Show me the nails and the post-hole digger and I'll be able to do a job that pleases you."

    The older brother had to go to town for supplies, so he helped the carpenter get the materials ready and then he was off for the day.

    The carpenter worked hard all that day measuring, sawing, nailing. About sunset when the farmer returned, the carpenter had just finished his job.

    The farmer's eyes opened wide, his jaw dropped. There was no fence there at all. It was a bridge -- a bridge stretching from one side of the creek to the other! A fine piece of work -- handrails and all -- and the neighbor, his younger brother, was coming across, his hand outstretched.

    "You are quite a fellow to build this bridge after all I've said and done."

    The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge, and then they met in the middle, taking each other's hand. They turned to see the carpenter hoist his toolbox on his shoulder. "No, wait! Stay a few days. I've a lot of other projects for you," said the older brother.

    "I'd love to stay on," the carpenter said, "but, I have many more bridges to build."
     
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    The color of friendship


    Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel.
    All claimed that they were the best.
    The most important.
    The most useful.
    The favorite.


    Green said:
    "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees and leaves. Without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."

    Blue interrupted:
    "You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing."

    Yellow chuckled:
    "You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."

    Orange started next to blow her trumpet:
    "I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and papayas. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you."

    Red could stand it no longer he shouted out:
    "I am the ruler of all of you. I am blood - life's blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy."

    Purple rose up to his full height:
    He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: "I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me! They listen and obey."

    Finally Indigo spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: "Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace."

    And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

    In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak:
    "You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don't you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different? Join hands with one another and come to me."

    Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.

    The rain continued:
    "From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. The Rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow."

    And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a Rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.
     
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    WHO'S YOUR HERO?


    One of those strange newspaper stories told of a 19-year-old
    woman who had been charged in Los Angeles with two counts of
    trespassing, after sneaking into the home of actor Brad Pitt and
    trying on his clothes. I suppose we have different ways of
    adoring our heroes...

    But who are our real heroes? I was given a little quiz recently.
    See how well you do:

    Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
    Name five Olympic gold medalists.
    Name the last five winners of your national beauty contest.
    Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
    Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and
    actress.
    Name the last decade's national or world champions in your
    favorite sport.

    These people, of course, are the best in their fields. But fame
    is fleeting and outstanding performance is too soon forgotten.

    Now try another quiz:

    List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
    Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
    Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
    Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and
    special.
    Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
    Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


    If you found the second quiz easier, it may be because those
    people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with
    the best degrees or pedigrees, nor are they the most honored or
    honorable. The people who make a difference are those who care.
    They may never have seen a battle; never scored a winning goal;
    never been featured in a magazine. But they have been busy
    helping you to be the best you can be.

    Let's remember and thank our real heroes. And don't be surprised if someone thanks you.
     
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    A DAUGHTER’S COMPLAINT


    A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

    Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In one he placed carrots, in the second he placed eggs, and the last he placed ground coffee beans. He let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

    The daughter sucked her teeth and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. In about twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

    Turning to her he asked. "Darling, what do you see."

    "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

    He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

    She humbly asked. "What does it mean Father?"

    He explained that each of them had faced the same adversity, boiling water, but each reacted differently.

    The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. But after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.

    The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.

    The ground coffee beans were unique however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

    "Which are you," he asked his daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean? "

    How about you? Are you the carrot that seems hard, but with pain and adversity do you wilt and become soft and lose your strength? Are you the egg, which starts off with a malleable heart? Were you a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a divorce, or a layoff have you become hardened and stiff. Your shell looks the same, but are you bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and heart?

    Or are you like the coffee bean? The bean changes the hot water, the thing that is bringing the pain, to its peak flavor reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water gets the hottest, it just tastes better.

    If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and make things better around you .

    When people talk about you, do your praises to the Lord increase? When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, does your worship elevate to another level?

    How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?
     

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