InspirEmail No 60 - May 23, 2005
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

The Trouble Tree

A carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farm house has just finished a rough day on the job. A flat tyre made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit and now his ancient truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family.

As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

When opening the door, he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me so I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

'Oh, that's my trouble tree,' he replied. 'I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing for sure, troubles don't belong at home with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again.'

'Funny thing is,' he smiled, 'when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.'

Author Unknown

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Who are You, Who are you . . . The Echo of Life

A man and his son were walking in the forest. Suddenly, he trips and feeling a sharp pain he screams, 'Ahhhhhh!'

Surprised, he hears a voice coming from the mountain, 'Ahhhhh!'

Filled with curiosity, he screams, 'Who are you?' but the only answer he receives back is, 'Who are you?' This makes him angry, so he screams, 'You are a coward!' and the voice answers, 'You are a coward!'

He looks at his father, asking, 'Dad, what is going on?'

'Son,' the man replies, 'pay attention!'

Then he screams, 'I admire you!' The voice answers, 'I admire you!'

The father shouts, 'You are wonderful!' and the voice answers, 'You are wonderful!'

The boy is surprised, but still can't understand what is going on.

The father explains, 'People call this an 'echo' but truly it is 'life!'

Life always gives you back what you give out. Life is a mirror of your actions.

If you want more love, give more love. If you want more kindness, give more kindness.

If you want understanding and respect, give understanding and respect.

If you want people to be patient and respectful to you, give patience and respect. This rule of nature applies to every aspect of our lives.'

Life always give you back what you give out. Your life is not a coincidence, but a mirror of your own doings.

Author Unknown

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