|Thought of the day – The story of a tree|
|The young tree faced many storms through its young life. The powerful winds, torrential rains, famine, ice, and snow would lie across its branches. At times the young tree questioned its maker asking, "Why have you let so many storms come into my life?" His maker whispered, "You will understand one day, stand firm, you will make it through the storms of life." "The challenges will pass, keep this in mind." The tree questioned his master, "If I go through one more winter the snow will surely break my branches, if I face any more powerful wind I will surely be uprooted and moved away."
His maker whispered, "Stand strong, dig your roots deep into the soil, you will understand someday." Somehow the young tree kept the positive thoughts in his mind and managed to survive and make it through even the toughest of storms. Somehow, even in the toughest of times, when the things it went through should have broken it down, it found a way to stand firm even through the worst of storms. As the young tree grew taller, stronger, and matured the tree realized the storms of life had made it stronger.
“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning how to dance in the rain” – Vivian Greene
|Joke of the day|
|This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things. He immediately phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and George said no and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available. George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I’ve just shot them all." Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed. One of the policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you’d shot them!" George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
Note: The story was not validated whether it is true or not 😉
|Have a great day!