Wisdom From A Laugh 1, 2

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2 Humor Pieces , "The Will" and "The Watermelon" from which we can learn some 'Life Lessons'. For Reflection.

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Wisdom From A Laugh 1, 2

  1. 1. The Will A widow was at the lawyer’s office to hear the will of her late husband. When she learnt that her late husband had left the major portion of his fortune to his mistress, she was enraged. Filled with anger and hatred, she went to see the stonecutter to have the inscription on her husband’s tombstone changed. “I’m sorry, ma’am,” the stonecutter told her. “I inscribed ‘REST IN PEACE’ based on your orders. It’s too late to change it now.” “Very well,” the fuming widow said grimly, “in that case, just add these words : ‘UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN’”. Reflection * Anger, ill will and hatred oftentimes drive a person to do the things you least expect ... and these include acts to inflict fear and pain in others. * One who cannot let go of some unfortunate past happenings can react in negative ways ... and these bring suffering to oneself. * When one learns to forgive, one will develop a 1
  2. 2. The Watermelons A farmer in the country had a watermelon patch and upon inspection, he discovered that some of the local kids had been helping themselves to a feast. The farmer thought of ways to discourage this dishonest eating of the watermelons. He put up a sign that read: “WARNING – ONE OF THESE WATERMELONS CONTAINS CYANIDE!” The farmer returned a week later to discover that none of the watermelons had been eaten but found a sign that read : “NOW THERE ARE TWO!” Reflection In trying to solve a problem, a wrong strategy, instead of resolving the matter, complicates the problem even more. Lying in an attempt to resolve a problem situation can bring about disastrous consequences to the liar. To resolve problems or trouble, one needs to use honest, creative ways based on understanding, compassion and wisdom. 2

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