Hafiz was a farmer in Africa who was happy and content.He was happy because he was content.He was content because hw was happy.One day a wise man came to him and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them.The wise man said,"If u had diamond the sizeof your thumb,you could buy your own city.If u had diamond the size of your fist,you could probably own your own country."And then the Wise man Left.That night,Hafiz couldn't sleep.He was unhappy and he was discontented.
The next morning,Hafiz made arrangements to sell his farm,took care of the family,and went in search of diamonds.He looked all over Africa and couldn't find any.He looked All through Europe and couldn't find any.By the time he got to Spain,He was emotionally,physically and financially depleted.He was so disheartened that he commited suicidw by throwing himself into the Barcelona river.
Back home,the person who had bought the farm was watering the camels at the stream that ran through the property.Across the stream,the rays of the morning sun hit a stone and made it sparkle like a rainbow.He thought the stone would look good in his living room.He picked up the stone and put it in his mantle piece.That afternoon ,the wise man came and saw the stone sparkling.He asked"Is Hafiz back"?The new owner said"No,why do you ask? The wise man said,"Because that is a diamond.I recognize one when I see one.The man said"No it is just a stone I picked from the stream.Come I"ll show you.There are many more."They went and picked some samples and send them for analysis.Sure Enough,The stones Were Diamonds.They Found that the farm was indeed covered with acres of diamond.
MORAL OF THIS STORY!!
1..When our attitude is right,we realize that we are all walking on acres and acres of diamonds.Opportunity is always under our feet.We dont have to go anywhere.All we need to do is recognize it.
2.The grass always looks greener on the other side.
3.People,who dont know how to recognize opportunity,complains of the noise when it knocks.
4.Opportunity only knocks once.The next one may be better or worse,but never the same one.That is why it is cruicial to make the right decision at the right time.
RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS ANYTHING IS EVERYTHING
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Source...(Novel "YOU CAN WIN" by Shiv Khera.)(no copyright intended)