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Water reflecting the mountains on both sides

Water reflecting mountains on both sides
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Sioux Indian Story

My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person.

"You may create lots of splashes in your life, but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures," he said.

"Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy, will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both."

That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt, or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is splashing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all other circles of life.

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Butterfly

Yellow flower and butterfly
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Know The Cleaning Lady

During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello."

I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

Author Unknown

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The Obstacles In Our Path

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand - Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

Author Unknown

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Please enjoy more of Best Inspirational Stories:

And Then It Is Winter
Time passes by, and then it is the winter of our lives.

Older Than Dirt
How do you know if you are older than dirt?

Puppy Size
Does the size of a puppy really matter?

The Pickle Jar
The hopes and dreams of some parents can be contained in the pickle jar.

Hear The Music
Now is the time to hear the music, before it is too late.

If I Had My Life To Live Over
If I had my life to live over, I would do things differently.

The Most Beautiful Flower
The park bench was deserted, as I sat down to read.

The Cracked Pot
A water bearer in India, had two large pots.

A Carrot, an Egg and a Cup of Coffee
A carrot, an egg and a cup of coffee offer a different view on handeling the stresses of life.

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