Leave the choice to others…..

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President Xi Jing Peng of China has a beautiful story to share: Leave the choice to others:

As a small child, I was very selfish, always grabbing the best for myself. Slowly, everyone left me and I had no friends. I did not think it was my fault and I would criticize others.

But one day my father gave me 3 sentences to help me in life:

One day, my father cooked 2 bowls of noodles and put them on the table.  One had an egg on top while the other bowl had none on top.  Then he asked me to choose a bowl of noodles.  Because eggs were hard to come by those days. I choose the bowl with the eggs.  I was secretly congratulating myself on my wise choice and decided to wallop the eggs but to my surprise my father’s bowl of noodles had two eggs at the bottom of his bowl beneath the noodles.  With much regret, I scolded myself for being too hasty in my decision.

My father smiled and taught me to remember that what your eyes see may not be true. He added that if you make a habit of taking advantage of people, you will end up losing.

The next day, my father again cooked 2 bowls of noodles; one bowl with an egg on top and the other bowl with no egg on top.  Again, he asked to choose the bowl I wanted. This time I felt smarter so I chose the bowl without an egg on top.  But to my surprise, there was not even a single egg at the bottom of the bowl.  Again, my father smiled and said to me, my child, you must not always rely on experiences because sometimes, life can cheat you or play tricks on you. Never be too annoyed or sad, with situations, just treat every experience as learning a lesson that cannot be imbibed from any textbooks.

The third day my father again cooked 2 bowls of noodles, one bowl with an egg on top and the other with no egg on top. He asked me to choose the bowl I wanted. But this time, I told my father, “dad, you choose first, you are the head of the family and you contribute the most to the family.” My father was happy to choose for me.  He chose the bowl with one egg on top, but as I ate my bowl of noodles, to my surprise, there were two eggs at the bottom of the bowl.

My father smiled at me with love in his eyes, he said, “My child, you must remember that when you leave the Choice to God or your Parents, they will always choose the BEST for you.  When you think for the good of Others, good things will always naturally happen to you. Learn to be always kind and loving to one and all. You too will receive it tenfold. REAL HAPPINESS LIES IN MAKING OTHERS HAPPY.

74 thoughts on “Leave the choice to others…..

  1. Great story with great moral Kamal..some people think that they are smart because they act in a selfish way and use others for the good of themselves only..this is not smart at all..when we wish good for others as we wish it for ourselves..God will grant us all what we want and more..it’s all about intentions..Good intentions make use winners..not losers..🙏⚘😊

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    1. Yes true Sohair and I agree totally with your profound feedback. We at times need to listen to others as it is good for us and not unnecessary think smart. God will always grant us what we want and it is how ready we are to accept what he is giving. Keep utmost faith in him. Thanks a lot. Have a great day dear🙏🙏🙏🌷🌷🌷🌷

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    1. Thanks dear Robbie and you know when I too read it I said I will definitely put it in my blog. What an amazing way the father explained to his son how we need to listen and leave the choices to others who can guide us in a proper direction. Thanks so much Robbie.

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  2. Thank you for sharing a beautiful story with so much truth, Kamal. I only wish everyone were as kind and wise as mothers or fathers to their children. I hate it when I see a parent beating their child and not loving it. How can this be if not a severe mental illness that has turn that parent into an evil person?

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    1. Yes M. I too feel very sad when parents do not behave nicely with their children. I too have two children but I could never hit them but had to discipline them to be good citizens. The story though was how we need to leave our choices to elders who know the best. Thanks so much M.

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