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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Learn & Eran

Chuan and Jing joined a wholesale company together just after graduation.. Both worked very hard..
After several years, the boss promoted Jing to sales executive but Chuan remained a sales rep..

One day Chuan could not take it anymore, tender resignation to the boss and complained the boss did not value hard working staff, but only promoted those who flattered him..

The boss knew that Chuan worked very hard for the years, but in order to help Chuan realize the difference between him and Jing, the boss asked Chuan to do the following.. Go and find out anyone selling water melon in the market?. Chuan returned and said yes.. The boss asked how much per kg?. Chuan went back to the market to ask and returned to inform boss the $12 per kg..

Boss told Chuan, I will ask Jing the same question?. Jing went, returned and said, boss, only one person selling water melon.. $12 per kg, $100 for 10 kg, he has inventory of 340 melons..

On the table 58 melons, every melon weighs about 15 kg, bought from the South two days ago, they are fresh and red, good quality..
Chuan was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Jing..

He decided not to resign but to learn from Jing..
My dear friends, a more successful person is more observant, think more and understand in depth.. For the same matter, a more successful person sees several years ahead, while you see only tomorrow.. The difference between a year and a day is 365 times, how could you win?.

Think! how far have you seen ahead in your life?. How thoughtful in depth are you?.

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Don’t be Afraid!

Don’t be Afraid!

Here we are, afraid of losing what we have all the time, holding on to it so tight that not a soul can touch it.. We think by hiding it from the world, it’s hidden and it’s ours. Nothing is. Nothing ever will be.. For, nothing ever was..

If you think there is anything that you have, that’s yours, be it money, a house, a job, or a girlfriend.. it’s nothing but an illusion.. It’ll all disappear.. in one blow .

One blow, my man.
Here we are, so insecure that we are afraid of re-starting our lives, so we just carry on trying to sort out the current mess.. The thought that we should give it all up and just start all over with nothing might cross our minds some time, sure, but we get scared and we push away anything that scares us..

There is nothing I can ever achieve or gain that I cannot lose, in a matter of seconds.. You have never gained enough to not be able to lose it all, in just a few minutes..

What you think is yours, was never yours and will never be yours.. Whatever you make here, you leave here.. You came naked and you’re going to go back naked..

So what are you afraid of ?
Let all be lost.. Let them take away everything.. As long as you have your heart beating strong, as long as you have your nostrils working fine, as long as the blood flows in your veins, you will live, you will breathe and you can get it all back.. again and again.. For, if you can do it once, you can damn well do it again.. It’s just a game we play Life..

By Rohit Wadhwaney”

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Believe IN yourself!

Motivation

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be…

That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down…

But those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself..

There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them..

Constantly keep yourself headed in the right direction for you.. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are..

So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you want your life to be..
Because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you..

Keep Believing in Yourself!

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Bank Account

Time Bank

Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with Rs 86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day.. What would you do?.

Draw out every pence, of course!.

Well, everyone has such a bank.. Its name is Time..
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.. It carries over no balance.. It allows no overdraft..

Each day it opens a new account for you.. Each night it burns the records of the day.. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours..

There is no going back.. There is no drawing against the

tomorrow.

Therefore, there is never not enough time or too much time.. Time management is decided by us alone and nobody else.. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do it..____

English Quotes|Today’s Collection

English Quotes About Life| Attitude

English Quotes – 4. (10 quote)


01.- Love what you have.. Need what you want.. Accept what you receive.. Give what you can.. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…

02.- Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have…

03.- The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all..

04.- Life has two rules- #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1..

05. No one is going to hand me success.. I must go out & get it myself.. That’s why I’m here.. To dominate.. To conquer.. Both the world, and myself..

06.- In this article I have collected all those articles in case you have missed some of them over the years..

07.- I hope you will find many useful and inspiring thoughts among all these quotes that will help you to live a more awesome life..

08.- Not everyone is meant to be in your future.. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life..

09.- Not everything will go as you expect in your life.. This is why you need to drop expectations and go with the flow of life..

10.- It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find it’s way..

#quotes – 01⬇️⬇️. https://rushnaf.data.blog/2021/03/24/english-quotes-10/

#quotes – 02⬇️⬇️. https://rushnaf.data.blog/2021/03/25/english-quotes-02/

#Quotes – 03⬇️⬇️. https://rushnaf.data.blog/2021/03/27/todays-collection-english-quotes-03/

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Fear|Respect|Love

Long time ago very cruel king name Virat Singh was ruling the city of Vijay Nagar.. All citizens were fearful because of his cruelty…

Virat has a dog named Jack, which he used to love more than anything, one fateful morning Jack died.. Virat Singh organized last rituals for dog, entire city came to cremation ground..

Virat Singh was very happy to see that people love him so much and he felt he is the most popular king in the world.. After few days Virat Singh died, but no one came for his funerals..

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A Soldier | Family

Story Of a Soldier Family

A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam.. He called his parents from San Francisco.. Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask.. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.. Sure, they replied, we’d love to meet him..

There’s something you should know, the son continued, he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting.. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm and a leg.. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us..

I’m sorry to hear that, son.. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live..

No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us..

Son, said the father, you don’t know what you’re asking.. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us.. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives.. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy.. He’ll find a way to live on his own..

At that point, the son hung up the phone.. The parents heard nothing more from him.. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police.. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told.. The police believed it was suicide..

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son.. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg…__

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Learning | Mistake

Learning from Mistakes

Thomas Edison tried two thousand different materials in search of a filament for the light bulb.. When none worked satisfactorily, his assistant complained, All our work is in vain.. We have learned nothing..

Edison replied very confidently, Oh, we have come a long way and we have learned a lot.. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb..

# Moral: We can also learn from our mistakes…