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September 11, 2018
I am so happy we can spend time together again. Thank you very much for reading my BLOG where we share these little life's moments. I was confronted with a question recently. If I do something good for someone but receive a snub in return, would I try to be nice to that person again in future? Then I read story with a moral lesson.
A man saw a snake being burned to death and decided to rescue the snake out of the fire. When he did, the snake bit him, causing excruciating pain. He dropped the snake and it fell back into the fire. Then the man grabbed a metal pole and fished the snake out of the fire again. He dropped it on the ground and it sailed away. He saved the reptiles life.
Someone asked him why he saved the snake even though it bit him after the first attempt. His comment? "The snake bit me because it is its nature. That is not going to change my nature of always trying to help someone or something in need."
The moral of the story is we should not change our good nature simply because someone else does not appreciate it. Do not loose heart - only take precautions.
Well I guess it pays to be true to yourself. More people will act graciously.
September 12, 2018
I like the story and wish everyone would feel like this towards others.
Thank you. Sometimes we just need to read something like this so we know we are doing the right thing.
Great little story……Although the man didn’t know for sure the snake would bite before taking off…….our natural instincts are to help others
just wish it would happen in the real world more often.
September 11, 2018
Because I just survived a horrible fire last month in Northern California, (which is still burning at just under 400,000 acres, I felt like the snake in the story. Thankful for the save but terrified for my life in the process. Fear is a horrible thing but at the same time, the fear keeps you going to get to safety. I have visions I will never forget and fears I will never get over. But like the snake, I survived with help.
snakes and I don`t get along. I am so petrified of them, I would end up on the fire myself. Then I wouldn`t be able to save it or myself either.
This story resonates with me because I once saved a mole from my cat, and the mole bit me and ran away.
I had a conversation with my Daughter about this very thing just the other day She gets upset when someone snubs her when she does something nice. I tried to explain she should not get upset. Just don’t do something like, it isn’t your nature. Going to send her your "story’.
I wonder how the story (or feelings of the readers) would change if the snake had bitten someone else, such as a child? What if the child died as a result?
Liked your story. Sometimes hard to turn the other cheek though I do think we should keep trying.
Thank you! I loved this!
November 16, 2018
Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.
We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents.
October 30, 2018
Generosity - a word well known to all of us yet it seems that it has lost its meaning in a world chasing the "me first" attitude in most aspects of life.
I came across an article that listed a few generous deeds by ordinary folk, like you and me, to complete strangers. That made me realize that, as the good book says, "there is more happiness in Giving than in Receiving". I would like to share one of these generous acts with you.
October 22, 2018
I just love horses. There is just something so gentle and lovable that draws me to them. There are over 350 breeds of ponies and horses in the world today which fall into four major groups.
When reading about the different kinds of horses I came across the Falabella Miniature Horse. (I thought there were only small ponies, not small horses)