The stones or the notes?

My aunt mailed me this beautiful message.

A Construction Supervisor from 16th Floor of a Building was calling a Worker on Ground Floor.
Because of noise the Worker did not hear his Call. To draw Attention,the Supervisor threw a 10 Rupee Note in Front of Worker. He picked up the Note, put it in His Pocket & Continued to Work. Again to Draw Attention the Supervisor threw 500 Rupee Note & the Worker did the same. Now the Supervisor picked a small Stone & threw on the Worker. The Stone hit the Worker. This time the Worker looked Up & the Supervisor Communicated with Him.

This Story is same as to our ‘LIFE’… God from Up, wants to Communicate with Us, but We are Busy doing our Worldly Jobs. Then, he give Us Small Gifts & Big Gifts.
We just keep them
without looking from Where We Got it. We are the Same.
Just keeping the gifts without Thanking him,  We just say We are LUCKY.
And when we are Hit with a Small Stone, which We call PROBLEMS, then only We look Up & Communicate with him.

It is so true, isn’t it? It is rightly said that “God gives and forgives, we get and forget”. And even if you don’t believe in God think of it this way: In life if something good happens, we take the credit for ourselves and tell that we deserve to get those good things. But if some problems come on our way do we just keep quiet and think that we deserve it too? No we don’t. We are quick to point out reasons for our failure and blame others and the situation. When we are happy we don’t want to give credit to someone who directly or indirectly might have helped us. We just give the credit to yourselves- just like the worker pocketed the money. But it is only in troubles that we come out of the little world that we have created and look for someone who can help us out. If we want someone to help us out when in need, can we not be that someone to help others when they need? And do we need stones to remind us of God or others? I think we could do that with gifts as well, don’t you?

This post is written for Day 15 of The ultimate blog challenge.

16 responses to “The stones or the notes?”

  1. Sophie Mahir says:

    Hi Reema – great blog, very interesting..:)

  2. Cathy Chung says:

    Great illustration Reema! Where did you find that story? It's perfect! I would love to reuse it, but not without permission.

    You are absolutely right. We accept all our blessings and take them for granted. We often only look to God with our troubles. One way to combat this is to live a life of gratitude – always thanking Him for every small thing. This attitude of gratitude opens our eyes to so much that we don't normally see.

    Thanks for your post. Please let me know where you found the story or did you write it?

    • reemwrites says:

      I got this story in a mail that my aunt sent me. And it has been circulated among a lot of her friends and mine so I think you could use it too. Thank you for reading 🙂

  3. Liked the story. So true. Learning and giving is sth everybody needs to follow. If not for those stones, we wouldn't learn the value of the notes 🙂 Good read!

  4. Usha Menon says:

    So well written. You have laid bare the reality of life. How people have become so money minded and selfish.

  5. Hello! read this little story very long back… nice to read it again here…

  6. This reminds me of the post I wrote a few days back, on the same lines: 'For GOD'S sake! He needs a vacation too..' We indeed blame god for our misfortunes but never thank him for the good things that he bestows us with.

  7. Shail Mohan says:

    Not all of us blame others for our problems. Many of us are capable of objective thinking 🙂

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