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Two short stories with LIFE lessons for reflection

Two short stories with LIFE lessons for reflection

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  • 1. Story To Reflect Upon 95 The Wolves Within!An old Grandfather, whose grandson came to him with anger at aschoolmate who had done him an injustice, said, "Let me tell youa story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that havetaken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wearsyou down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poisonand wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with thesefeelings many times."He continued, "It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one isgood and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around himand does not take offense when no offense was intended. He willonly fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.""But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing willset him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for noreason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great.It is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of themtry to dominate my spirit."The boy looked intently into his Grandfathers eyes and asked,"Which one wins, Grandfather?"The Grandfather solemnly said, "The one I feed."A Native American tale told many times around the Sacred Fire.Author UnknownReflectionBeware of your defilements like anger, greed and ego insideus. The more we ‘feed’ them, the more they will grow. Wemust watch and check their manifestation.
  • 2. Story To Reflect Upon 96A Change Of AttitudeBy Unknown AuthorThe story is told of a woman who during the war went tolive with her husband in camp on the Mojave Desert. She simply hated the place; the heat was almost unbearable, 125 degrees in the shade, the wind blew incessantly,and there was sand - sand everywhere.Finally, in desperation she wrote her parents in Ohio thatshe couldnt stand it another minute and was cominghome.Quickly came the reply by airmail from her father - justthe two familiar lines:"Two men looked out from prison bars...one saw the mud, the other saw stars."The daughter did some real thinking, not only with the intellect but also with her heart. She decided to stick toher post.She made friends with the natives, learned to love thecountry, and eventually wrote a book about it.The desert hadnt changed, but her attitude had. Because she listened with her heart to thher father sent, a whole New World opened up to her. Attitude Can make a Difference to Our Peace and Happiness