Monday, June 29, 2009

Something Inspirational

This is something my mum got from an old email. I was looking back at my old articles and discovered this. Let us ponder upon this.. May it be useful! (^_^)

    A man planted a rose and watered it faithfully, 
and before it blossomed, he examined it. 
He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. 
And he thought, "How can any beautiful flower come from a plant 
burdened with so many sharp thorns?" 
Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, 
and before it was ready to bloom, it died.

    So it is with many people.  Within every soul there is a rose. 
God like qualities planted in us at birth growing amid the thorns of our faults. 
Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. 
We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us.

    We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. 
We never realize our potential. 
Some people do not see the rose within themselves; 
someone else must show it to them.

    One of the greatest gifts a person can possess 
is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others. 
This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person,
and knowing his faults, recognize the nobility in his soul, 
and help him realize that he can overcome his faults. 
If we show him the rose, he will conquer the thorns. 
Then will he blossom, blooming forth 
thirty, sixty, a hundred-fold as it is given to him.

    Our duty in this world is to HELP others by 
SHOWING THEM THEIR ROSES and not their thorns. 
Only then can we achieve the love we should feel for 
each other; only then can we bloom in our own garden.


Safi ArRahman said...

Salam. dik yg dsygi, knape akak xdpt bce artikel ni spnuhnye ek? die mcm tlindung.

BaBbliNg BaR0nNESs said...

A somebody tried really hard to show the 'rose' within a person.
And found 3 kinds of behaviours:

1. They would hate us for: pushing them, for wanting them to excel,of our constructive criticsm or advice- 60%

2. they do take the advice, excel, and then forget their roots.- 35%

3. Excelled and appreciative - 5%

But the knowledge that u tried to help others............
Makes u happy inside..

Humayra' said...

cool fact, baroness!
haven't heard that yet.. (^_^)

if u show other ppl their roses for appreciation, it will be of little use, so help others sincerely for the sake of helping out, lillahitaala, u'll find the act worthwhile, insyaAllah..