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Looking for opportunities Within

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by cheer, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    SEARCH NO MORE

    Ali Hafed was a farmer from Africa, who was happy and contented. One
    day a priest came to visit him and told him about the glory of
    diamonds and the power that goes along with having them. The priest
    said, "If you have a diamond the size of your thumb, you could have
    your own city. If you had a diamond the size of your fist, you could
    own the whole country." After the priest left, the farmer could not
    sleep that night. He became unhappy and discontented with what he
    had, and the whole night he thought to himself how rich and powerful
    he would become if he could possess some diamonds.
    The next morning, he sold off his farm, left his family with his
    neighbor, and set off to search for diamonds. He traveled all over
    Africa, but could not find any. He looked all over Europe and
    couldn't find any. Finally, he became emotionally, physically and
    financially broke and decided to take his own life by throwing
    himself into the river.
    Back home, the person who had bought his farm was watering the camels
    at a stream that ran through the farm. He suddenly saw a curious
    flash of light from the white sands of the shallow stream. Reaching
    into the water, he pulled out a rough stone that sparkled like the
    colors of the rainbow. Finding the stone interesting, he took it back
    to his house and placed it as a decoration piece in his living room.
    One day the priest came to visit, and saw the sparkling stone. He
    exclaimed, "Here is a diamond! Is Hafed back?" The man replied, "No,
    no, Hafed has not returned, and that is not a diamond. It is only a
    stone I found right here in the garden." When the priest heard this,
    he declared, "I know a diamond when I see one."
    Together they rushed out to the garden stream and began searching. To
    their amazement, there came up other more beautiful and valuable
    stones than the first. Thus, was discovered the largest diamond mine
    in the world.


    SUCCESS PRINCIPLES

    The above story, Acres of Diamonds was lectured by Russell H. Conwell
    more than 6,000 times during his lifetime. With the funds from the
    above lectures he founded Temple University.
    We are forever looking for opportunities elsewhere rather than within
    us. "Acres of Diamonds" taught us that the riches and opportunities
    that we are searching are within us. As the saying goes, "the grass
    on the other side always appears to be greener." Diamonds in its
    rough form do not look like diamonds. The raw diamonds need to be
    skillfully worked on and polished before they are of value. Likewise
    most of us are like the raw diamonds, and need to be worked on and
    polished before we realize our full potential.
     
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  2. lalithasai

    lalithasai Senior IL'ite

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    Good One!!!!

    :2thumbsup:
     
  3. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Cheer,

    wonderful post.:)

    madhu
     
  4. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    :thankyou2:
     
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  5. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Real life example to show us where we can find happiness.

    Sriniketan
     
  6. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Ure true sri, real happiness is inside & we waste our whole life looking around.


     
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  7. Padmash

    Padmash Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Cheer,
    that's real good post one need to polish themselves to get best out of them.

    bye

    padma
     
  8. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Thanx padma:)

     
  9. srinivasan_vanaja

    srinivasan_vanaja Gold IL'ite

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    hi cheer,

    a valuable message with a story always goes deep into your heart. yours is one like that. a good post.

    regards,

    Vanaja
     

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