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All Your Strength

A young girl and her father were walking 
along a forest path.  At some point, they came 
across a large tree branch on the ground in 
front of them. The girl asked her father, 
“If I try, do you think I could move that branch?”

Her father replied, “I am sure you can, if you 
use all your strength.” The girl tried her best to 
lift or push the branch, but she was not strong 
enough and she couldn't move it. She said, with 
disappointment, “You were wrong, dad. I can't move it.”

“Try again with all your strength,” replied her father.
Again, the girl tried hard to push the branch. She
struggled but it did not move. “Dad, I cannot do it,” 
said the girl. Finally her father said, 
“Young lady, I advised you to use 'all your strength'. 
You didn’t ask for my help.

Our real strength lies not in independence, but in 
interdependence. No individual person has all the 
strengths, all the resources and all the stamina required 
for the complete blossoming of their vision.
To ask for help and s…

What you could have been

A jobless man applied for the job of "sweeper" 
at Microsoft. The HR interviewed him.. Then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

"You are Appointed" he said. "Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you 
the forms to fill in". The man replied "But I don't 
have a computer, neither an email." "I'm sorry", said the HR manager... "If you don't have an email, that means u do not exist. 
And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job." The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket & buy a 
10Kg tomato crate.

He then sold the tomatoes in a Door to Door round. 
In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, 
and returned home with $60.

The man realised that he can survive this way, 
and started to go everyday earlier and return late. 
Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday. Shortly, …

Pool full of Crocodile and a Push

A man had one very beautiful daughter.
When the daughter was ready for marriage, 
the father sent news around town that all the 
eligible young men should come to compete in a test
which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter.
On that day, all was set, all the able-bodied young 
men came out. Some came with paper and biro and 
others with cutlasses and swords.

The rich man took them to his
swimming pool and addressed the men: 
“Any of you who can swim from one end 
of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter.
In addition, I‘ll give him 15million dollars, a car and a house 
so they can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my 
son-in-law at the other end. Good luck!”

As the young men, all very excited at the prospect 
of winning, started taking off their shirts, a helicopter 
came over the pool and dropped alligators and 
crocodiles into the pool. Immediately, all the men 
turned back and started wearing their shirts again. 
Disappointed, some of them said, ''That&#…

the circle of kindness

In 1892 at Stanford University, an 18-year-old student 
was struggling to pay his fees. He was an orphan, 
and not knowing where to turn for money, 
he came up with a bright idea. He and a friend decided 
to host a musical concert on campus to raise money 
for their education. 

They reached out to the great pianist Ignacy J. Paderewski. 
His manager demanded a guaranteed fee of $2000 
for the piano recital. A deal was struck and the boys 
began to work to make the concert a success. 
The big day arrived. But unfortunately, they had not 
managed to sell enough tickets. The total collection was 
only $1600. Disappointed, they went to Paderewski and 
explained their plight. 

They gave him the entire $1600, plus a cheque for the 
balance $400. They promised to honour the cheque at 
the soonest possible. “No,” said Paderewski. 
“This is not acceptable.” He tore up the cheque, returned the 
$1600 and told the two boys: “Here’s the $1600. 
Please deduct whatever expenses you have incurred.
 Keep the money you n…

The Magic cup Paradox

A man who found a magic cup and learned 
that if he wept into the cup, his tears turned into pearls. 

But even though he had always been poor, 
he was a happy man and rarely shed a tear. 
So he found ways to make himself sad so 
that his tears could make him rich. As the 
pearls piled up, so did his greed grow. 

The story ended with the man sitting on a mountain 
of pearls, knife in hand, weeping helplessly into 
the cup with his beloved wife's slain body in his arms.
"Well," he said, "if I may ask, why did the 
man kill his wife? In fact, why did he ever have 
to feel sad to shed tears? 
Couldn't he have just smelled an onion?"
There could be other solutions to our problems
than just sorrow.

White and Black Pebble

Many years ago in a small town, a farmer had the misfortune 
of owing a large amount of money to the moneylender. 

The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's 
beautiful daughter so he proposed a bargain. He said he would 
forgot the farmer's debt if he could marry her daughter. 
Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal.

The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble and 
a white pebble into an empty bag. The girl would then have to 
pick one pebble from the bag. If she picked the black pebble, 
she would become the moneylender's wife and her father's 
debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she 
need not marry him and her father's debt would still be forgiven. 
But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's garden. 
As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. 
As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl n…

What Should He Do

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth. She finds a remote grass field near a strong-
flowing river. This seems a safe place. Suddenly labour pains begin. At the same moment, dark clouds gather 
around above 

& lightning starts a forest fire. She looks to her left & sees a hunter with his 
bow extended pointing at her. To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her.

What can the pregnant deer do? She is in labour! What will happen? Will the deer survive? Will she give birth to a fawn? Will the fawn survive? Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire?

Will she perish to the hunters’ arrow? Will she die a horrible death at the hands 
of the hungry lion approaching her? She is constrained by the fire on the one side 
& the flowing river on the other & boxed in by 
her natural predators. What does she do? She focuses on giving birth to a new life.

The sequence of events that follows are: - Lightning strikes & blinds the hunter. - He releases the arrow which zips past the