Inspirational Stories

DSM

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#1
One day I decided to quit...

I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me...
"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.
"In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would
not quit." He said.
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...
But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."
He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots".
"I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you."
"Don't compare yourself to others."
He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high"
"How high should I rise?" I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
 

DSM

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#3
Never quit - Author unknown

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
 

narayan78

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#4
good inspirational stories :thumb:
 

DSM

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#5
An inspiring poem my Diana Loomans : Full Esteem Ahead
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To feel the joy,
And embrace the sorrow,
To live for today,
And believe in tomorrow.

To laugh more laughter,
And cry more tears,
To feel the feelings
And face the fears.

To have the strength to hold on,
And the wisdom to let go,
To trust in the ebb,
And move with the flow.

To have great vision,
And be a dreamer by day,
To have the courage to be real,
In each and every way.

To dare to rise,
And to risk the fall,
To reach out to life,
And connect with all.
 

DSM

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#6
Thought of the week : The Buzzard, the bat, the bee and people.

THE BUZZARD:

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is That a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a Run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, It will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

THE BAT:

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

THE BUMBLEBEE:

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself..

PEOPLE:

In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up! That's the Answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem! Just look up.

THE LESSON :

Sorrow look back, worry looks around, but faith looks up! Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and do your best, and trust in the creator who made us!
 
#7
Very inspirational story... God never want us to quit infact he wants us to learn from our failures and devleop strength to move forward.
 

DSM

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#8
If a child lives with Criticism, he learns to Condemn
If a child lives with Ridicule, he learns to be Shy
If a child lives with Shame, he learns to feel Guilty
If a child lives with Tolerance, he learns to be Patient
If a child lives with Encouragement, he learns Confidence
If a child lives with Praise, he learns to Appreciate
If a child lives with Fairness, he learns Justice
If a child lives with Security, he learns to have Faith
If a child lives with Approval, he learns to like Himself
If a child lives with Acceptance and Fairness.
He learns to find Love in the World.
 

DSM

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#9
Paramhansa Yogananda
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Divisions are imaginary lines drawn by small minds.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy

In the battle of life one has to learn to be a hero. Heroism is not egoism. It is an expression of the native dignity of the ego wedded to the Infinite.

You have one body, respect it; one mind, feed it well, and one life, ENJOY IT! The great battle of meditation is with restless thoughts.

Smiling away your troubles requires a clear conscience that harbours no insincerity.

Because man doesn't analyze himself, he always remain always psychological furniture, never changing.

Thinkers do not accept the inevitable; they turn their efforts toward changing it.
 

DSM

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#10
I believe - Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.'

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
 

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