Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Each week a poor man would ride his camel to the same stream to drink. The camel would move the pebbles in the stream around to make a deeper place to drink. The poor man would pick up the stones and take them home with him. One day a traveler convinced the poor man to sell his farm and seek the riches of the city. The man wandered the earth searching for riches but dies in rags and in poverty. The man who bought his farm found the stones the poor man left and preserved them. A merchant came to his home one day and told the man the stones were in fact diamonds. The owner immediately became a millionaire. The first man had great wealth but sold it unaware of its value, and spent his whole life looking for what he already had. The second man made use of what he had. Moral: Your life is a treasure, how will you respond to it.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A great and mighty King died leaving behind a wife and daughter. The King's brother became king. Although he took this brother's wife and daughter into his home, he treated them with cruelty. Afraid his brother's daughter was more beautiful than his own daughter he order that she be clothed in the skin of the Nya Nya Bulemba. The magical creature from swamp skin was covered in green moss and had long fangs. The magical skin permanently wrapped around the princess and she was forced into the fields to scare away the birds. The King then gave his daughter a beautiful leopard-skin skirt. Even though she was banished to the fields, the moss covered princess and the king's daughter became friends. One day the beautiful princess was captured by a large bird that carried her away to a far far kingdom in the north. At first sight the king fell in love with her and married her. Her father never knew what happened to his daughter and mourned his loss. One day Bulemba met a old man carrying a stick. He gave her the stick and told her it was magic. If she waved the stick in the air the bird would scatter without her chasing them. He also told her if she carried the stick in the water her true body would return while she bathed. But she must never let go of the stick or the magic would be lost. One day a King came through the village looking for a wife. He saw Nya Nya Bulemba in the field. He watched as she entered the water and her green skin floated away. The young king saw her beauty and took her for his wife. He did not care about the curse. On the day of the wedding Nya Nya Bulemba stepped in the pool to bathe. Her green skin came off and a bird swooped down and took the skin away. When she appeared at the wedding all agreed that she was the most beautiful queen the village had ever known.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
There were two friends on a long journey. While walking by the beach one of the friends offended the other. The offended friend was both hurt and angry. He responded by writing "Today my friend has offended me." Soon the waves washed the words away and the two continued on their journey. While crossing a dangerous mountain pass the offended friend slipped and almost fell to his death, but his friend caught him and saved him. He took a stone and carved in the mountain "Today my Friend Saved My Life" Confused his companion asked why he wrote his offence in the sand and this comment was etched in stone? The friend replied, " Your offence was written in sand because it would soon be forgotten, you kindness was written in stone and on my heart so it will never be forgotten" Moral: Choose wisely the things you plan remember.