I am sharing 3 small stories which I use in my motivational workshops. Enjoy !
What is in a name ?
During Rob’s first month of college, the professor gave his students a pop quiz.
Rob was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until he read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. He had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would he know her name? He handed in his paper, leaving the last question blank.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They each deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'hello'".
Rob never forgot that lesson. He also learned her name was Milly.
(Indian Readers of the blog ... remember Munnabhai and Jaadu Ka Jhappi ? )
Heaven and Hell
A woman who had worked all her life to bring about good was granted one wish: "Before I die let me visit both hell and heaven."
Her wish was granted.
She was whisked off to a great banqueting hall. The tables were piled high with delicious food and drink. Around the tables sat miserable, starving people as wretched as could be. "Why are they like this?" she asked the angel who accompanied her.
"Look at their arms," the angel replied. She looked and saw that attached to the people's arms were long chopsticks secured above the elbow. Unable to bend their elbows, the people aimed the chopsticks at the food, missed every time and sat hungry, frustrated and miserable.
"Indeed this is hell! Take me away from here!"