Once there was a man who did not make it to university. He could not study further. So, his mother got him a wife. After the marriage, he worked as a teacher in a primary school. Due to the lack of experience, he was squashed by the students in less than a week. When he returned home, his wife dried his tears. She comforted him with these words. ‘When one is too full, he could either pour it out what’s in him or he just could not pour it out at all. You should not be too sad about it. Probably there is a more suitable job waiting for you out there.’
Later on, he found another job and not for so long, he was fired again due to his slowness. This time, the wife commented. ‘There are always people who are skillful and non-skillful. Some have experience from their years of work. As for you, you were in school all this while. So, how could you acquire these needed skills?’ He went for a number of jobs but never stayed long in those jobs. Each time, he would return home with a dejected spirit. His wife would always comfort him and never for once, she was disappointed or resentful.
He was in his thirties when he acquired a flair in languages. He became a counsellor in a school for the deaf and mute. Later on, he opened a school for the disabled. A few years later, he set up chain stores in different cities and provinces selling apparatus and equipment for the disabled. He became a multi-millionaire.
One day he asked his wife, ‘When I was looking bleak at my own future, what’s the reason that you have so much faith in me?’ His wife gave him a very simple reply. She said, ‘When a piece of land is not suitable for planting wheat, we could try planting beans. If the beans are not growing well, we could try planting fruits or gourds. If the vegetation is not economical, we can instead scatter buckwheat seeds. These seeds will one day bloom into flowers. On this land itself, there will be one seed that will germinate and grow.’
After having listened to the wife’s explanation, he cried like a small baby. His wife’s faith, love, patience and persistence in him is likened to the one seed in the land. This is the seed that persists and never weakens, no matter what and creates the miracle on this piece of land. In this world, there is not a single human being who is useless and not worth living. It is just that they have not positioned themselves firmly in right places at the right time. Kind and gentle words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Live simply, Love tenderly and Enjoy Life.