1. If you love somebody ,
let them go,
for if they return,
they were always yours,
And if they do not,
they were never yours.
2. A little knowledge that acts
is worth more
than much knowledge that is idle.
3. When we turn to one another
for counsel we reduce
the number of our enemies.
4. The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than
the greatest intention.
5. Our anxiety does not
come from thinking
about the future,
but from wanting to control it.
6. If you cannot work with love,
but only with distaste,
it is better that
you should leave
I found the above quotes very useful, I therefore decided to share them with my friends.
Can you keep a secret? Have you ever –intentionally or not— spilled the beans(when you should’ve stayed quiet)?
This is a story of a prophet who hid from his enemies to save himself from getting killed, there was the lizard who couldn’t keep the secret and the spider who wove a web to protect the prophet.
It so happened his enemies came looking for him in the exact spot he was hiding, they were talking to each other, one said to the other,”Do you think he is hiding here?”
The lizard made a loud, tick,tick sound to confirm he was there, thanks to the spider who carefully wove a web to protect the prophet.
The lesson learned here is, ‘do not be a lizard,be a spider.’
I’d rather be a spider and not a lizard!
Public Library (Photo credit: MTSOfan)
Yes we can be taught a few things from others. I was always very shy in school.I did not make friends easily. I very seldom took the initiative of starting a conversation.This gave a wrong information to my classmates. They all thought I was very proud.
Once my classmate wanted to go to the public library with me. I was surprised. She never went to any library. I agreed. We went to the library.When we sat down with our books,she said, ‘ Chaman I want to tell you something’,I gave her a puzzled look. She continued,’Because you do not talk to anyone we all think you are a very conceited person,I even said on one occasion who does she think she is?’
I was shocked to hear this. I was thinking in my mind, ‘Why will they judge me like that?’ It is perhaps human nature to make their own conclusion without knowing a person.Then in London another classmate of mine remarked, ‘Sabeth ,you will never have enemies’,I asked him why? He said, ‘You hardly talk’. I replied, ‘You’ll be surprised’. I had to explain my experience in the university.
Some think I am quiet because I am proud. Others think I will never have enemies,I hardly speak. So from this it taught me two things,not everyone thinks I am vain. It also says people make up their mind without knowing someone.