Bad Time’s Story

The Candle

There was once a big wax candle who had the highest opinion of his merits..
I, he said, am made of the purest wax, cast in the best mold.. I burn more brilliantly than any other candle, and I outlast them all.. I belong in the high chandelier or the silver candlestick..

What a delightful life you must lead, the tallow candle admitted.. I am only tallow.. Just a tallow dip.. But it’s a comfort to think how much better off I am than the taper.. He’s only dipped twice, while I am dipped eight times to make a thick and respectable candle of me.. I’ m satisfied..

To be sure it would be better to be born of wax than of tallow, and a lucky thing to be shaped in a mold, but one isn’t asked how he wants to be born.. Your place is in the big rooms with glass chandeliers.. Mine is in the kitchen.. But kitchen is a good place too.. All the food in the house comes from there..

There are more important things in the world than food, the wax candle boasted.. There’s the glitter of good society in which I shine.. Why, I and all my family are invited to a ball that’s being given here this very evening..


No sooner had he said this than all the wax candles were sent for.. But the tallow candle was not left behind.. The mistress of the house took it in her own hand and carried it to the kitchen, where a poor boy waited with his basket full of potatoes and a few apples that she had given him..

And here’s a candle for you too, my little friend,. she told him.. Your mother can use it to work by when she sits up late at night..

The lady’s small daughter stood close beside her mother, and when she heard the magic words late at night, she forgot to be shy..

I’m going to stay up late tonight too!. she exclaimed. ” We are to have a ball this evening, and I’m to wear my big red ribbon.. No candle ever could shine like the eyes of a child..

Happiness is a blessed thing to see, the tallow candle thought to himself.. I mustn’t forget how it looks, for I certainly shan’t see it again.. They put him in the basket and closed the lid.. Away the boy went with it..

Where can he be taking me?. the candle wondered.. I may have to live with poor people who don’t even own a brass candlestick, while the wax candle sits in silver and beams at all the best people.. How fine it must be to shine in good company.. But this is what I get for being tallow, not wax..

And the candle did come to live with poor people.. They were a widow and her three children, who had a low ceilinged room across the way from the well to do house..

God bless our neighbor for all that she gave us, the widow said.. This good candle will burn far into the night..

She struck a match to it.. Fut, fie, he sputtered.. What a vile smelling match she lights me with.. Would anyone offer such a kitchen match to the wax candle, in the well to do house across the way?.

There the candles were lighted too.. They made the street bright as carriages came rumbling with guests dressed in their best for the ball. The music struck up..
Now the ball’s beginning..

The tallow candle burned brighter as he remembered the happy little girl whose face was more shining than the light of all those wax candles.. I’ll never see anything like that again..
The smallest of the poor children reached up, for she was very small, and put her arms around the necks of her brother and sister.. What she had to tell them was so important that it had to be whispered.. Tonight we’re going to have just think of it warm potatoes, this very night..

Her face beamed with happiness and the candle beamed right back at her.. He saw happiness again, and a gladness as great as when the little girl in the well to do house said, We’re having a ball this evening, and I’m to wear my red ribbon..
Is it such a treat to get warm potatoes?. the candle wondered.. Little children must manage to be happy here too.. He wept tallow tears of joy, and more than that a candle cannot do..
The table was spread and the potatoes were eaten.. How good they tasted!. It was a real feast.. There was an apple for everyone, and the smallest child said grace..


Now thanks, dear Lord, I give to Thee
That Thou again hast filled me. Amen..


And didn’t I say it nicely?. the little girl asked..


Don’t say such things, her mother told her.. Just thank the good Lord for filling you up..

The children went to bed, were kissed good night, and fell fast asleep.. Their mother sat up late and sewed to make a living for them and for herself.. From the well to do house came light and music.. But the stars overhead shone on all the houses, rich or poor, with the same light, clear and kind..

This has been a wonderful evening, the tallow candle told himself.. Can the wax candle have had any better time of it in his silver candlestick?. I’d like to know that before I’m burned out..

He remembered the two happy children, one face lighted up by the wax candle, the other shining in the tallow candle’s light..

One was happy as the other. Yes, that is the whole story!.

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Successful People!

Successful people don’t sleep in.. They wake up early, ready to attack the day. How early ?. It can range from 4:30 AM..

for Apple CEO Tim Cook to around 5 AM.. for Xerox CEO Ursula Burns to former Procter & Gamble CEO A,G. Lafley’s 5:30 AM. wake up call.. Early risers have many advantages..

They tend to procrastinate less compared with people who stay up late at night..
People who wake up early are also less stressed, because instead of rushing out the door, they take time for themselves and prepare for their day.. Not a morning person ?. Gradually work on waking up early..

For instance, wake up 15 minutes earlier for a week and then 20 minutes for the next week, and keep going until you reach your goal wake-up time..

I typically get up, meditate for at least 10 minutes using an app called Headspace, and then give myself time to drink tea, eat breakfast, and catch up on social media..

It’s the one time of day I can be silent and allow my brain to relax before getting heavy into my day..

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Story Of Bill Gates!

Before Microsoft was born, Bill Gates suffered failure in business. Known today to be one of the wealthiest men in the world, Bill Gates’s upper middle class family is a stark contrast from some of the other successful failures out there that didn’t have well off parents.

However, Bill Gates didn’t rely on his family. His business acumen was second to none. But his first business was indeed a failure. Traf O Data was a partnership between Gates, Paul Gilbert, and Paul Allen. The goal of the business was to create reports for roadway engineers from raw traffic data.

The company did achieve a little bit of success by processing the raw traffic data to generate some income. But the machine that they had built to process the data flopped when they tried to present it to a Seattle County traffic employee. Yet, this business helped to set Gates and his partner Paul Allen up for major success with Microsoft.

Although Gates failed at his first business, it didn’t discourage him from trying again. He didn’t want to give up because the sheer notion of business intrigued him.

He was cleverly able to put together a company that revolutionized the personal computing marketplace. And we all know just how successful that was for him…. ______

Value.!

Value-A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill.

In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill ?”
Hands started going up.

He said,. “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. ” He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it? “Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,”. he replied, “What if I do this ?” And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.

He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. “Now who still wants it ?” Still the hands went into the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!”

It’s Never Too Late.!

Success

In the 1940s, there was a man who, at the age of 65, was living off of $99 social security checks in a small house, driving a beat-up car.

He decided it was time to make a change, so he thought about what he had to offer that other people may benefit from. His mind went to his fried chicken recipe, which his friends and family loved.

He left his home state of Kentucky and traveled throughout the country, trying to sell his recipe to restaurants. He even offered the recipe for free, asking for only a small chunk of the money that was earned.

However, most of the restaurants declined his offer. In fact, 1,009 restaurants said no.

But even after all of the rejections, he persisted. He believed in himself and his chicken recipe.

When he visited restaurant 1,010, he got a YES.

His name? Colonel Hartland Sanders.

The Moral:
There are a few lessons that you can take away from this story. First, it’s never too late in life to find success. In a society that often celebrates young, successful people, it’s easy to start to think you’re never going to be successful after a certain age. However, Colonel Sanders is an example that proves that argument wrong.

This story also demonstrates the power of persistence. You have to have confidence in yourself and believe in your work for other people to believe it also. Disregard anyone who tells you “no” and simply move on.

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Education Story:- Everyone is Important.!

During Mark’s first month of college, the professor gave his students a pop quiz. He 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. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward the quiz grade. “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’”. Mark never forgot that lesson. He also learned her name was Dorothy.

Everyone in your life is everyone just like the people you give importance to.

Education Story:- Creative Thinking.!

Once a young man was passing by a street where he saw an old man sitting on road side begging for money.

That old man was sitting there with an empty bowl in kept in front of him and a card board sign was kept beside that empty bowl.

On card board cut out it was written: “Blind Please Help.

Young man noticed that despite it was rush hour and many people were passing by that old man yet no one was giving him any money.

Young man felt very bad that no one was helping that old man or giving him any money.

So he went to that old man and took his card board in his hand. He then took out a thick marker pen out of his pocket and turned the cardboard sheet back-to-front and re-wrote the sign then went on her way.

Old man noticed that someone was there writing something on the board but didn’t said anything.

Just in few minutes, that empty bowl was now filled with money. Old man noticed that and stopped a stranger and asked him what was written on that card board.

Stranger replied, “It says.. It’s a beautiful day. You can see it. I cannot.

##Moral:
Our Choice of Words and Language can create Positive or Negative effect on other. If we Chose right words then we can Truly connect with people and Change their Views.

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Education story:- Always Stay Alert

Once upon a time there was a lion that grew so old that he was unable to kill any prey for his food. So, he said to himself, I must do something to stay my stomach else I will die of starvation.

He kept thinking and thinking and at last an idea clicked him. He decided to lie down in the cave pretending to be ill and then who-so-ever will come to inquire about his health, will become his prey. The old lion put his wicked plan into practice and it started working.

Many of his well-wishers got killed. But evil is short lived. One day, a fox came to visit the ailing lion. As foxes are clever by nature, the fox stood at the mouth of the cave and looked about. His sixth sense worked and he came to know the reality.

So, he called out to the lion from outside and said, How are you, sir? The lion replied, I am not feeling well at all. But why don’t you come inside? Then the fox replied, I would love to come in, sir! But on seeing, all foot prints going to your cave and none coming out, I would be foolish enough to come in. Saying so, the fox went to alert the other animals.

Moral: Always Keep Your Eyes Open and Stay Alert before Walking in Any Situation.

Moral Post:- A Father vs Money.!

Rama’s family is very big. Rama is a hard worker and he is the sole bread winner of the family. He has three kids, two sons and a daughter. He lives along with father and mother.

Rama used to work too hard to feed his family. He works for more than 16 hours a day. The kids cannot see him as he will leave home early in the morning before they wake-up and reach home around midnight when kids would sleep every day.

The entire family eagerly wait to spend quality time with him and the kids miss him so much. The children were too curious about Sundays as his father would spend the entire day with them. Unfortunately, to meet the increasing household expenses and educational expenses, Rama took a weekend job to work even on Sundays.

The kids were very shattered and even Rama’s wife and parents too! The typical routine continued for several weeks and year passed. All the hard work of Rama earned a lot of benefits and he was offered promotion with attractive increment. The family moved to a new house, got better clothes and ate healthy foods.

However, as usual, Rama continues to earn more and more money. One day his wife asked him ‘why are you running for money? We can be happy with what we have now.’ Rama replied, ‘I want to give the best available in the world to all of you and want you to stay happy always.’ Two years passed and Rama hardly spent time with his family.

The children yearned to have their father at home. Meanwhile, the sincere efforts of Rama reaped him a fortune. He was offered partnership and share in profits. He continued to earn more and more wealth. Now, Rama’s family is one of the richest families in the city. They have all the facilities and luxuries.

Still, Rama’s children strove to meet their father as he was hardly seen at home. His children turned teens and they are no more kids. Now, Rama earned enough wealth to provide a luxurious life to his next five generations. Rama’s family went to their beach house to spend their vacation. His daughter asked, ‘Dad will you please spend one day at home and stay with us here?’ Rama replied, ‘Yes darling, tomorrow for sure, I will join you for the lunch and be with you all for next few days.

I’m tired of work and need refreshment!’ The entire family became very happy. Unfortunately, the next day, none in Rama’s family were alive as they were washed out in Tsunami! Rama was too busy even to hear the news about Tsunami.

When he tried to reach his beach house, he saw sea and water everywhere and screamed for his family, He could not even find the dead bodies of his family. He can never have them again, cannot even see them and even by paying millions he cannot get them back to life! He remembered his wife’s words, ‘Why are you running for money? We can be happy with what we have now.’ Money can’t buy everything!

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Moral Story:- The Fat Lady Story.!

Story of guy who met a very healthy woman in flight. Squeezing herself into the seat she smiled and said, “Hi, how are you? Not in mood to talk to any stranger he ignored. Women repeated her greeting in friendly voice, leaning toward the guy forcing him to look at her.

Guy replied with, “Hi.” with intention of avoiding the further talk. Guy turned away and stare out of the cabin. Again the woman nudged and said, “My name is Laura. I am from Britain. Where are you from?” “Malaysia” ,Guy replied rudely. She continued chat, “Please accept my heartfelt apology. I am sorry. This is gonna be long flight so we should better be friends, Don’t you think?” Ignoring the unfriendly behavior of the guy.

She started to talk about her trip and how excited she was about the trip. Her such liveliness made the guy lower his guards. With passing time he realized that she was charming and made everyone smile around her. During conversation, She managed to make every crew member laugh. She cracked jokes about her size. One of the flight attended came to her and said’ “Thank you, You made my day!” In between all the fun and talk guy asked woman, “Have you ever thought about losing some weight? Aren’t you worried about disease that come with being over weight?” She chuckled replied, “Not at all, I am happy the way i am.

Why should i waste my time on slimming when i have more important things to do. I am this size because i was born big. Folks often call me big lady, they think I am lazy and have no will power. They are wrong.” “I am actually a slim person. I am so full of nature that people won’t be able to keep up with me. I know this extra flesh is here to keep me from chasing after men everywhere.” she continued smiling. Guy asked, “Do men chase after you?” “Yes, I am happily married and still get proposals all the time. Most of them have relationship problems and for some reasons they like to talk to me.

Sometimes I think i should be counselor instead of teacher,” She replied. Woman’s thoughtful conversations had turned flight into thoroughly enjoyable journey. After reaching airport and bidding goodbye, Guy realized that she was the most beautiful women he ever met in his life.

Moral: We should be confident about ourselves. Heart beauty matter’s much more than Physical beauty.

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