Thursday, July 30, 2009

Two Touching Stories

Source: Gaia Groups

Story #1:

A little girl was ill in hospital with a rare blood disorder and was badly in need of a blood donor but a match could not be found. As a last resort, her six year old brother was checked as a match and much to everyones relief, he was. Both his mother and Doctor sat the little boy down and explained how they would like his blood to help his sister so she would not die. The little boy waited a few moments then asked if he could think about it. It wasn't the reaction the mother or Doctor expected but they agreed……

The following day the little boy sat in front of the Doctor with his mother and said he agreed to give his sister what she needed. The hospital staff moved quickly for his sister was fading quite fast. So the little boy could understand what was happening, he was placed in a bed next to his sister and so the transfusion began. Quickly, the colour and life began flooding back into the little girl and every one was over joyed. The little boy turned to the Doctor and quietly asked, “How long will it be before I die?”

Story #2:

“A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.

But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I've been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”


Friday, July 17, 2009

Do unto others first

A lot of times, we want others to "listen, comply and be" first before
we "listen, comply, be".

If he behaves, then I will.
She better treat me nice, then I will think about it.
I will play the game right when you do.
If she smiles, I will.

It never works, does it? irrespective of whether it is with kids or adults.

Flip the order.

Remember the Golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
I would make it explicit, "Do unto others first as you would have them do unto you."

I have heard people say this quote in the context of "Don't do or say hurtful things",
but I think it is underused when it comes to getting things done from others OR
in other words, getting others to "listen, comply and be".


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]