We human beings are facing many problems these days, many of them devastating. And there is a tendency to simply turn on the news and read about these problems without reflecting on how they can make a difference in their lives. The reality is that there are solutions to every problem. We must look outside our small window of solutions.
The ups and downs make our life more meaningful and strong; indeed they are part and parcel of our life. One who has travelled on the uneven roads only will be able to realise the worth of the even roads. Therefore, one should never bow down easily. Life is a great teacher. Every day is day of learning. Disappointments, problems and failures will be cornering us but if there is a sunset, let us not forget there is sunrise too.
Jerry, a famous businessman, was sad and looked deeply disturbed. He incurred a huge loss in his business.He hated life. He could not imagine a life in an abject poverty and an utter hopelessness. He hoped for a spark or ray that would redeem him from the misery of life he was in but it seemed very hard. With a heavy heart, he was walking on the seashore with the intention of suicide.
There, he saw a few children of the fisher folk making a house with sand. As he looked at them so admiringly, suddenly a big wave washed away their sand house. He was upset and sad for the children but they remained calm and composed. “Children, you must have been disappointed that your beautiful house is washed away” he said.
“O, we cannot predict how far this wave would reach and this is a third time it has washed away our house” said a boy; and another said, “Come on, we shall build our house there and the wave may not reach there.” This remark brought a ray of life in his life; his morale went high. His self-confidence was boosted. He walked back home happily. He learnt one thing: Never give up.