A Motivational Story: The Pregnant Dog and Elephant

One of the stories circling around the Internet that I can relate to is the story between a pregnant dog and a pregnant elephant. I have wanted something so badly, but it is not yet given to me. I hope in the right time, it will come.

Here is the story:

“An elephant and a dog became pregnant at the same time. Three months down the line, the dog gave birth to six puppies. Six months later the dog was pregnant again, and nine months on it gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued.

On the 18th month the dog approached the elephant questioning: “Are you sure that you are pregnant? We became pregnant on the same date. I have given birth three times to a dozen puppies and they are now grown to become big dogs, yet you are still pregnant. What’s going on? The elephant replied: “There is something I want you to understand. What I am carrying is not a puppy but an elephant. I only give birth to one in two years. When my baby hits the ground, the earth feels it. When my baby crosses the road, human beings stop and watch in admiration. What I carry draws attention. So what I’m carrying is mighty and great.”

Don’t lose faith when you see others receive answers to their prayers. Don’t be envious of others’ testimony. If you haven’t received your own blessings, don’t despair. Say to yourself, “My time is coming, and when it hits the surface of the earth, people shall yield in admiration.

Stay encouraged.”

Friends…

I stumbled upon a piece from Vera Nazarian’s book entitled “The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration”:

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What do you think? Do you agree with her?

My best friend is my husband. We’ve been through a lot. We fought, we laughed, we cried. I don’t think I can find another person who can understand me and accept me for who I am, for what I have become.

I have friends in high school, in college, and in my previous job. Some are still in contact with me, thanks to Facebook. But it is really different because I am now living in another country. Things changed as we don’t see each other everyday anymore.

Right now I am struggling to find a new friend. I have workmates, but too early to call some as friends. I guess it is true. It takes time and effort to have a friend and to become a friend.

Are You an Extrovert or an Introvert?

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Are you a sociable person or you prefer to be alone? Are you a wallflower – a shy or reserved – who prefers to observe than to mingle with the others? Or are you an extrovert – an outgoing person – who likes being with and talking to other people?

They said no man is an island. No one is self-sufficient. Everyone needs someone in their life, someone they can rely on. But does this apply to introverts, to loners, to wallflowers? Maybe at some point in their life.

While extroverts cannot survive without talking and interacting with other people, introverts on the other hand struggle to be in a group. They prefer to be alone, reading books, playing computer games, listening to music, or doing household chores. Interaction with others is something that gives them anxiety problem and it will just complicate things.

So what are you? Do you agree with Charles? Let me know what you think? 🙂

Rumors, Gossips…, and the People Involved

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People gossips. People spread rumors. It is common: since hundred years ago and until now, and the future generations will still continue to do it. It is a social cancer, incurable and transmittable.

If you like to spread rumors about other people who caused you pain or who made you jealous, just make sure to face any consequences after. What comes out of your mouth cannot be taken back. Words can break friendship, can make your friend your worst enemy. You have to be careful.

If you are the one who is hearing a rumor, you have the option to disregard it or to share it with another person. It is free to verify if the rumor is true or not. It won’t cost you a thing. Why not investigate first? There are always two sides to every story. Listen to what the subject of the rumor’s story, then you can judge which one is telling the truth.

If you are the subject of a malicious rumor and you know it is never true, keep your cool. Nobody can put a good man down. The truth will always come to light. And your family and real friends will never leave your side as they know who you are.