Life Stories

Dodo

An inspector of a hospital for the insane, saw that one of the patients was rocking back and forth in a chair, muttering constantly to himself in a soft contented voice: “Dodo, Dodo, Dodo…” – What’s his problem? – he asked the doctor. – It’s Dodo. It’s all because of her. That’s the woman who … Read more

The Goldfish Tank

A boy had a goldfish. And the goldfish bowl got dirty with dirty water.So the boy approached his mother and asked “mom how should I clean this?” So his mom told him to fill the bathtub with clean water and move the fish there. And that’s with the boy did. After a few minutes the … Read more

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The Problems Tree

A contractor that I hired to to do some repair work had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw broke down, and now his old pick-up truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in total silence. On … Read more

Cracked Pots

A water bearer had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream … Read more

The Brick

A successful executive was travelling down a neighbourhood street, going fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. All of a sudden, a brick flew and smashed into the Jaguar’s side door! He slammed on … Read more

Airplane Tickets

Here is a time management story about airplane tickets. Consider for a moment the price of an airplane ticket. Each airplane has a limited amount of space. And the goal of the airline is to fill the airplane as much as possible. When an airplane leaves the gate with empty seats, the price of those … Read more

I’m Just a Bricklayer

There is a story about three bricklayers. Each bricklayer was asked, “What are you doing?” The first replied, “Laying brick.” The second answered, “Making $9.30 an hour.” And the third said, “Me? Why, I’m building the worlds greatest cathedral.” We become what we think about and having a bigger perspective on our work makes us … Read more

Our Work Is Beauty

A preacher was driving down a country road when he came upon a beautiful farm. It looked like a beautiful painting. It did not look like a new farm, but the house and buildings were well constructed and in perfect paint. A garden around the house was filled with beautiful flowers. A fine row of … Read more

Story of Man Falling Off a Cliff

There is a story of a man who’s walking along a cliff and suddenly loses his balance and falls off. As he was falling off, he was able to grab and hold on to the ledge. So, he is barely hanging there, holding on to his life. After a while he decides to call for … Read more

The Blind Men and The Elephant

There is an ancient story from the East of 4 blind men and an elephant. 4 blind men got a chance to touch an elephant and were later asked to describe the elephant. The first one said that the elephant is long and skinny, like a snake. The second said that the first one doesn’t … Read more

Mayonnaise Jar and a Cup of Coffee

A professor stood before his class with a few items on his desk. When the class began, he picked up a large and empty mayonnaise jar and began to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a … Read more

Meaning in our work

There is a story of a prisoner in a Russian labor camp whose job it was to turn a heavy wheel attached to a wall. For twenty-five years the prisoner worked at his backbreaking labor. He assumed that this wheel must be attached to a mill on the other side of the wall; perhaps he … Read more

Two Wolves Inside

A young boy was looking for advice about life and came to his grandfather, an old Cherokee. “Each one of us has two wolves inside us,” he said to the boy. “One is evil – he is always angry at everyone around him and feels envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, and … Read more

The Fox and The Garden

A fox once passed by a beautiful garden, filled with row after row of delicious fruits and vegetables. The food looked so tempting, the fox wanted to eat it all. But there was a problem. A fence surrounded the garden. The fox went around the entire fence many times, looking for an opening.. Finally, he … Read more

A Conversation Between A Teacher And Student

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ? Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in GOD ? Student : Absolutely, sir. Professor : Is GOD good ? Student : Sure. Professor: Is GOD all powerful ? Student : Yes. Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD … Read more

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