It is not because things are difficult that we dare not venture.
It is because we dare not venture that they are difficult.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What Will My Reward Be?















Author Unknown

One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.

About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family. "You aren't going to catch many fish that way," said the businessman to the fisherman. "You should be working rather than lying on the beach!"

The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, "And what will my reward be?" "Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!" was the businessman's answer. "And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman, still smiling. The businessman replied, "You will make money and you'll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!" "And then what will my reward be?" asked the fisherman again. The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman's questions. "You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work for you!" he said.

"And then what will my reward be?" repeated the fisherman. The businessman was getting angry. "Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch fish for you!" Once again the fisherman asked, "And then what will my reward be?" The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, "Don't you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach, looking at the sunset. You won't have a care in the world!"

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, "And what do you think I'm doing right now?"

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just For Today

Just for today I will open my eyes and thank the Universe for one more day

Just for today I will look in the mirror and find one thing I like about myself

Just for today I will smile at a stranger in the traffic

Just for today I will greet someone I don't particularly like - and mean it

Just for today I will sing a song and not care if I am off key or who hears

Just for today I will do something I want to do, no matter what anyone else thinks

Just for today I will give someone a word of affirmation - not because I have to, but because I want to

Just for today I will be grateful for who I have in my life, not what I have

Just for today I will say a sincere thank you if I receive a compliment and not joke it away

Just for today I will do each task to the best of my ability

Just for today I will hug someone

Just for today I will tell someone I love that I love them

Just for today I will appreciate having a job, a bed and food

Just for today I will appreciate the beautiful colours of the sunset

Just for today I will be grateful for one more day that was undeserved, one more day that was lived to the full, one more day to love and be loved, one more day to be me



Written By: Mandi Ducroq