Horse-like persistence can replace even the greatest talent. Constant perseverance. Not giving up. Waiting for what you want…Persevering. Waiting…
A young man was tormented by the question of who he really was. Unable to find an answer, he went to a wise man who lived deep in the forest. It took him quite some time to find the wise man, as he lived alone and far from the nearest settlement. When he arrived, the young man asked the old man:
“Who am I?”
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the emotions and human values lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and among others, Love.
One day they realized that their island was sinking, so they prepared their boats to leave. Only Love wanted to stay until the very last moment. When the island was about to sink, Love decided to seek help.
Wealth was passing by and Love asked, “Wealth, can you take me with you?”
A lion opened a new company and hired donkeys to work for him. At first, everything went great. The lion was in charge, the donkeys worked, and the company was thriving. After some time, the lion realized that he had a lot of money but no free time, so he decided to hire a manager. He hired a bear as a manager to run the company. As a professional manager, the bear requested various reports to better manage the company.
Rabbi Harold Kushner was watching children build a tower out of sand on the shore. After they finished their imagined tower, which took a lot of time and patience, a wave came and leveled it in an instant. The rabbi expected tears and anger, but instead…
“When I see the first snowdrops, it seems to me as if spring is smiling beneath the remaining layers of snow…”
A baker in the village bought butter from a nearby farmer.
One day he weighed the amount of butter he had purchased and found that the farmer had reduced the amount of butter he sold, but charged him the full price. So the baker accused the farmer of fraud. In court, the judge asked the farmer,
“Do you have a verified scale and weights?”
Once upon a time, there was a good and just king who often disguised himself and traveled around his kingdom to see how his people were living. One evening, he came across a poor hut and looked through the window, seeing a Jew inside giving a blessing. On the table, there was a modest dinner. The king knocked and asked for admittance. “Welcome,” said the Jew. “Sit beside me, where there is enough for one, there is enough for two.” As they ate, the king asked the Jew, “How do you make a living?”
I am on the bus. My mobile phone rings. It’s my two-year-old daughter on the phone. She starts speaking and trying to explain something to me. I can’t understand almost any words. It’s still not coherent speech. The words are unclear and hard to understand. Like a bird chirping. She doesn’t stop talking. Continues tirelessly. My wife is laughing beside her. But she keeps talking with the same enthusiasm. Tirelessly.