Thursday, December 22, 2005

A Christmas Story

The story is told of an old Scottish fisherman who was having afternoon tea with some friends in a little tearoom by the sea. As he was describing some of this fishing exploits, his hand accidentally knocked over his cup of tea. An ugly, brown tea stain appeared on the freshly whitewashed wall beside him.

"Never mind about the stain," said a friend as he rose from his chair and drew from his pocket a brown crayon. There emerged from that ugly, brown tea stain a magnificent stag with antlers spread and back arched. The friend of the fisherman was one of England's most famous painter.

Life is full of ugly tea stains that splash against whitewashed walls. Reality often seems to be more obstacle than opportunity, more pain than pleasure, more chaos than calm, more hurt than happiness, more tension than tenderness. ... We can take the chaos and be calm, take the tensions and be tender, take the hurts and be content, take the obstacles and build opportunities. If you keep your faith, there is no end to the possibilities.

(Some parts extracted from an article by Ruth Senter)



Blogger |dAia| said...

nice story there.tells us that there's always a solution behind every problem.i tafsir it tahat way.haha.

23/12/05 21:15  

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