Friday, 23 October 2015

Parenting tips: Stories of wisdom

Thanks to a friend who constantly share these lovely stories with us at a group chat.

Here I have compiled these stories of wisdom to share with everyone.

I will constantly update this post whenever I receive messages from my friend.

Enjoy.


1. 小故事大智慧
有一朵看似弱不经风的小花,生长在一棵高耸的大松树下,小花庆幸有大松树成为它的保护伞,为它遮风挡雨。有一天,突然来了一群伐木工人,把整树大树锯了下来。小花非常伤心,自此以后便失去了依靠。远处的另一棵树安慰它说:“不要这么想,少了大树的阻挡,阳光和甘霖会滋润你,你将会茁壮成长成美丽的花朵。”
失去的自然会难过,但任何选择都将有新的机会诞生,我们要永远向前看,过了黑夜就是黎明。

Stories of Great wisdom
There was a weak flower grown under a large towering pine tree. It felt fortunate to have the pine tree as its shelter for protection. One day, suddenly a group of loggers came and saw the tree down.  The flower was very sad as it lost something it could rely on.  Another tree tried to  comfort it and said: " You should not feel sorrow as without the shade of the pine tree you enjoy the sun and rain that will nourish you , you will grow into a more beautiful and even bigger flower ."

We do feel sad naturally when we lose something we treasure but every choice we make will have new hopes and opportunities. There is always light after we clear the dark tunnel and there is beautiful dawn when the night is over.


2. 小故事大智慧
国王有七个女儿,她们都有一头乌黑亮丽的长发,所以国王送给她们每人一百个漂亮的发夹。有一天早上,大公主醒来,发现少了一个发夹,于是她偷偷地到二公主的房里拿走一个发夹。二公主发现少了一个发夹,便到三公主房里拿;三公主发现少了一个发夹,也偷偷地去四公主房里拿;四公主也如法炮制拿走了五公主的发夹;五公主也一样拿走六公主的发夹;六公主只好拿走七公主的发夹。隔天邻国的英俊王子突然来访,他对国王说:“昨天我养的百灵鸟叼回一个发夹,我想一定是公主们的。这是一种奇妙的缘分,不知是哪位公主的发夹?”公主们听了,都想说是自己掉了发夹,偏偏自己头上别着一百个发夹,只有七公主走出来说她掉了一个发夹,于是王子决定与七公主一起过幸福的日子。
我们总认为全部拥有就是幸福,却不知失去也是一种美丽。正因为有遗憾,未来才有无限的转机和可能性。

Stories of Great wisdom
A King has seven daughters and all of them  have long beautiful black  hair as such the king gave each of  them one hundred beautiful hairpins. One morning, when the elder princess woke up she found that she has lost one of her hairpins so she secretly went to the second princess's room and took one of her hairpins. When the second princess realized one of her hairpins was missing she went to the room of the third princess to take  one of her pins; when the third princess found that she lost one of her hairpins,  she also secretly went to the room of the fourth princess to take one of hers. The  fourth princess  followed suit and took the pin from the fifth princess. Likewise the fifth  princess took from the sixth princess who in return took from the seventh princess. On the next day a  handsome prince from the neigbour country suddenly visited their father  and he said to him  : "Yesterday my  lark brought back a hairpin and it must be belong to one of your princesses. This is a wonderful fate since I would like to know whose hairpin it belong to?" When the  princesses heard that all of them claim that that was theirs however all of them except seventh princess have all the hundred pins on their heads.  As such the prince decided to marry the seventh princess and they lived a happy life together.

We  always harbour the thought we will be very  happy when we have all what we want and we are very regret when we lose something or we fail to achieve the desire thing we want. Sometimes that could be a blessing in disguise.


3. 小故事大智慧
纽约的时代广场,有一位银发老妇整日踱来踱去,有人以为她是位无家可归的老人。直到有一天,报纸上登出这位老人是在来往的人群中搜寻面带焦虑、心事重重、需要帮助的无助者。她曾帮助过企图自杀的青年男女,送过离家出走的学生和迷途的智障老人,救助过被拐骗异地的少女,甚至成功劝说走投无路的犯罪分子投案自首。在这位老人的影响下,越来越多的退休老人加入这个行列,用他们那双见多识广的眼睛搜寻无助者及主动上前与陌生人说话。
不要因为怕麻烦而不愿主动伸出援手,说不定我们能挽回一些遗憾,创造一份美丽,改变一种结局,世界就能多一分温暖。

Stories of Great wisdom
An old woman had been walking up and down all day in the Times Square at New York. Most people thought she was homeless until one day when she was featured in the newspaper as a helpful elder who was in the crowd searching for people whio were anxiety or helpless. She had helped young men and women who intended to commit suicide, accompanied the runaway students and rendered her aid to many handicapped elders. She had ever rescued a girl who had been abducted from elsewhere,  in addition she even had persuaded a desperate criminal to surrender successfully. Under the influence of this elder woman a growing number of retired people decided to join her in searching for the helpless and took the initiative to talk to strangers.

In today fast pace society we could not bother and are no longer willing to take the initiative to lend our helping hands to strangers. Perhaps we should not be so selfish and self-centred. We should try to extend our warmness to bless others so as to create a more beautiful world.


4. 小故事大智慧
一个印度人看见一只蝎子掉进水中团团转,他当既就决定想帮助它。他伸出手去捉它,想把它捞上岸来。可就在他的手指刚够到蝎子的时候,蝎子却猛地蜇了他一下。但这个印度人还是想救它,他再次伸手去试图把蝎子捞出水面,但蝎子再次蜇了他。旁边一个人问:"它老是蜇你,你还救它干什么?"印度人说:"蜇人是蝎子的天性,而爱是我的天性。我怎能因为蝎子蜇人的天性而放弃我爱的天性呢?"
不要放弃爱,更不要放弃美德,哪怕周围都是爱蜇人的家伙,但是我们还是要帮助他人。

Great wisdom stories
An Indian saw a scorpion fell into the pond struggling in the water and  at first instinct he wanted to help it . He stretched out his hand and attempted to catch it. Just when his fingers almost reached it, the scorpion instead stung him instantly. But the man was still trying to save it. He again tried to reach out his hand to pull it out but the scorpion stung him again . A man saw it and asked : "The scorpion always stings you , why must you  save it? " The Indian man replied:" It is a natural instinct for scorpion to sting and it is my nature as a human to love one another thus how could I not save it despite it will sting me?"

Do not give up on love  as it is the most powerful virtue. Not just love your neighbours but including your  enemies and that is the ultimate of demonstrating what love is.


5.小故事大智慧
安徒生有一则童话故事《老头子总是不会错》。讲述一对清贫的老夫妇想把家中唯一值钱的一匹马拉到市场换点有用的东西。老头子先把马换了一头母牛,又用母牛换了一头羊,又将羊换了一只鹅,从鹅又换了鸡,最后用鸡换了一袋烂苹果。在每一次交换中,他都想给老伴一个惊喜,回途中,遇到两个英国人,闲聊中老头子谈起换物的经过,英国人笑说他回去准会挨老婆一顿揍,老头子坚持不会,英国人就用一袋金子打赌,便跟他回家。回家后,老头子豪不隐瞒地将过程一一道来,老婆每听他将一种东西换另种东西时,都给于兴奋的赞赏,结果英国人就输掉了一袋金子。
夫妻之间最重要的是宽容、尊重、信任和真诚。即使对方错了,只要心是真诚的,就应该重过程、重动机而轻结果。

Stories of Great wisdom
Hans Christian Andersen has a tale, " What the old man does is always right."  The story was about a pair of poor old couple who wanted to use their only valuable of their house, a horse to exchange something useful from the market. At first, the old man got it for a cow, and then from the cow to a sheep , in turn from the sheep for a goose. The goose had been exchanged to be a chicken and finally a bag of rotten apples from the chicken.  In every exchange , he wanted to give his wife a surprise. On his way home, he met two Englishmen  and they had chatted casually over his process of  exchange. They laughed at the old man and bet with him that he would receive severe scolding from his wife with a bag of gold. The old man thought otherwise and believed that it would never happen thus the Englishmen went home with him. Upon returning home, the old man held no secret and started to tell the process of exchanges from the beginning to the end. His wife gave praises for whatever items he tried to exchange with excitement. As a result, he could keep the gold.

The most importance elements  between a couple  are  tolerance, respect , trust and sincerity. Even though one might be in fault at time, we need to examine the intention, the experience and the sincerity of the heart. These are far from important than the end result.


6. 小故事大智慧
中国古代,有一位名叫周豫的读书人,喜吃鳝鱼。他总是将活鳝鱼放入锅中,在锅底用小火缓缓加热,让鳝鱼丝毫未觉水温变化而被煮熟,因鱼不会经历被杀过程,所以肉质不会紧绷,口感很好。有一次,当水煮沸时,周豫发现这条鳝鱼竟然向上弓起,头和尾巴在汤水之中,腹部向上弯,露在沸汤外直到死去。当他将鳝鱼腹部剖开时,赫然发现里面竟蒇着许多鱼卵。周豫被鳝鱼舍命护子所感动,立誓终身不再吃鳝鱼,并对自己母亲加倍地尊敬当孝顺。
亲情不仅流淌着共同牵挂的血液,也传承着彼此心灵的默契,漠视亲情将会失去最宝贵的心灵财富。

Great wisdom stories
There was a man, Zhou Yu in China ancient time. He loved to eat eel. He would always put the live eel into the pot and then heat up the water  slowly with small fire so that   the eel did not feel the temperature change before being cooked. As  the eel  had not been through the killing process thus the flesh was not tighten as such the taste of the meat was great. Once when the soup was boiled, Zhou Yu found that the abdomen of a eel formed a arch that was exposed above the boiling water while its head and tail were in the water. When he cut open the belly of the eel he was surprised to find so many roes . Zhou Yu felt touch how the protective of the eel was in attempting to save it's babies. After this incident he pledged not to eat eel anymore. He was extremely filial to his mother too.

The manifestation of love and affection from the eel  demonstrate the ultimate truth that  the blood is always thicker than the water. The greatest wealth of a family is the warm and genuine affection and love for each others.


7. 小故事大智慧
有一人被诊断出得癌症,当即列了一张告别人生的计划,共二十七条。他辞掉了公司的职务,去了一趟拉萨和敦煌,然后去哈尔滨过了个冬天,从大坐船到广西的北海,又登上天安门,再去内蒙古大草原,在一户牧民家里住一个星期,读完莎士比亚的所有作品,现在正在实现他出一本书的夙愿。有人问他为何还如此正面与积极?他说:“是这场病提醒了我去做自己想做的事,现在我才体会到什么是直正的生命和人生。
每个人都患有一种癌症,那就是不可抗拒的死亡,但是我们并没有去做自己想做的事,总以为自己还会活得佷久,以至于把梦想带进坟墓里。

Stories of Great wisdom
After diagnosis, a man confirmed to have cancer so he wrote down a column of a farewell life plan with a total of twenty-seven items to be fulfilled. He then resigned from his office and began his journey to Lhasa and Dunhuang, he then continued travel to Harbin and stayed there during the winter. Thereafter, he sailed to Beihai in Guangxi and later boarded to the Tiananmen Square. Furthermore, he went to Mongolia Prairie and lived with the herders for a week. In the meantime, he read all the works of Shakespeare, and presently he was going to wrote a book to realize his long-cherished wish. Someone asked him why he could stay so positive and active? He said,"The sickness reminds me to do what I want and now I realize how wonderful life could be."
Everyone is suffering from a cancer which is the irresistible death but we do not do what we want to do and always presume that we still have plenty of time to spare. Therefore all of our dreams finally follow us into the tomb.


8. 小故事大智慧
一天,一个人在过桥时不慎连人带小四轮拖拉机一头栽进一丈多深的河中,幸好这个人能自己从水里冒出来。围观者将他拉上来,上岸后他竟没有半丝悲哀,还哈哈大笑。人们很惊奇,以为他吓疯了,问他为何大笑?这人说:“我还活着,连皮毛都没伤着,不值得笑吗?”
衡量一个人健康与否,不仅要看身体好不好?也要看心理是否健全。心理健全的人不管遭遇到多大的不幸,都能找到快乐的理由的。

Stories of Great wisdom
One day, when a man was crossing a bridge, he was accidentally fell  into a ten feet deep river together with a small four-wheel tractor. Fortunately, he was able to emerge from the water. The onlookers helped to pull him out of the river. After being saved, he laughed. People were surprised and worried that he was crazy after the incident. One asked him why he was laughing. The man said, "I'm still alive and didn't even get hurt. Don't you think I am very lucky?"
A person's health is not only measure physically. It is also depends on psychological soundness. People who has psychological integrity are those who even encounter misfortunes but they can still find a happy reason.


9. 小故事大智慧
卫国国君有一位长得很漂亮的妃子。根据卫国的法律,未经允许而乘坐国君的马车是要被处以斩去双脚的刑罚。有一天半夜,王妃得知自己的母亲病重,她便乘坐国君的马车去看望母亲。事后,国王不仅没有惩罚她,还夸奖她的孝心,说她竟甘冒砍掉双脚的危险去看望母亲。后来,随着王妃的美貌渐渐消失,国王也开始冷落她。有一次,王妃无意中冒犯了国君,国君马上翻旧账,惩罚王妃。
以色相交,花落而爱渝。若要以外表的美丽换虚荣,则色尽而散。内在美比外在美重要,外在美只能取悦一时,内在美方能经久不衰。

Stories of Great wisdom
The emperor of ancient country Wei had a very beautiful concubine. According to the law, riding the king's carriage without permission would be punished by chopping off the legs. One midnight, the concubine learned that her mother was seriously ill and she took the king's carriage to visit her mother without permission.  Later, when the emperor found out, he did not punish her but praised for her filial piety. He said that she was willing to take the risk of her feet cut off because of her mother. Later, when the concubine's beauty faded, the emperor began to snub her. On one occasion, she inadvertently offended the emperor. He immediately raked up the past and punished her.
To exchange beauty for fame, it may end up in separation with the loss of beauty. Inner beauty is more important than outer beauty as it is more lasting.


10. 小故事大智慧
三只毛毛虫从很远的地方爬来,要准备渡河到一个开满鲜花的地方。一个说:“我们必须先找到桥后爬过去,抢先占领含蜜最多的花朵。”另一个说:“不如我们造一条船,从水上漂过去。”最后一个说:“我们走了那么多路,应该先休息两天。”说完它便独自爬上一棵大树睡着了。一觉醒来,它已变成了一只美丽的蝴蝶,轻盈地飞过了河。它找遍了所有的花丛,却始终找不到那两个伙伴,原来一个累死在路上,另一个被河水送入大海了。
在这世界上,顺其自然更具力量与魔力,但在这大谈竟争的社会里,并不是每个人都明白这个道理的。

Stories of Great wisdom
Three caterpillars came from faraway and prepared to cross over the river. They wanted to get to a place which was full of flowers. One said,"We must first find a bridge to climb over and to be the first one to invade the flowers which has the  most honey." Another said,"Why dont we build a boat to cross over the river?" The last one said, "We are so tired after the long journey. We should take a rest. " Then it climbed up a tree and fell asleep. When it woke up, it had metamorphosized into a beautiful butterfly and fly over the river. It searched all the flowers but it could not find the two partners. Actually, one had died out of exhaustion and the other had flowed into the sea.
In this world, nature has more strength and magical power but in this competitive society, not many can understand this truth.

11. 小故事大智慧
三只毛毛虫从很远的地方爬来,要准备渡河到一个开满鲜花的地方。一个说:“我们必须先找到桥后爬过去,抢先占领含蜜最多的花朵。”另一个说:“不如我们造一条船,从水上漂过去。”最后一个说:“我们走了那么多路,应该先休息两天。”说完它便独自爬上一棵大树睡着了。一觉醒来,它已变成了一只美丽的蝴蝶,轻盈地飞过了河。它找遍了所有的花丛,却始终找不到那两个伙伴,原来一个累死在路上,另一个被河水送入大海了。
在这世界上,顺其自然更具力量与魔力,但在这大谈竟争的社会里,并不是每个人都明白这个道理的。

Stories of Great wisdom
Three caterpillars came from faraway and prepared to cross over the river. They wanted to get to a place which was full of flowers. One said,"We must first find a bridge to climb over and to be the first one to invade the flowers which has the  most honey." Another said,"Why dont we build a boat to cross over the river?" The last one said, "We are so tired after the long journey. We should take a rest. " Then it climbed up a tree and fell asleep. When it woke up, it had metamorphosized into a beautiful butterfly and fly over the river. It searched all the flowers but it could not find the two partners. Actually, one had died out of exhaustion and the other had flowed into the sea.
In this world, nature has more strength and magical power but in this competitive society, not many can understand this truth.


12. 小故事大智慧
有一个老婆婆总是愁眉苦脸,天天哭丧着脸。有人问她为何如此愁苦?老婆婆说:“我有两个女儿,大女儿卖伞,小女儿卖布鞋。天晴时,大女儿的伞卖不出去。下雨时,没人买小女儿的布鞋。她们挣不到钱,日子怎么过呀?”说完,便悲切地哭了起来。那人劝说:“您为何不反过来想呢?晴天,小女儿的鞋店门庭若市。雨天,人们都往您大女儿的伞铺里跑。不就不苦了吗?”老婆婆听从他的劝告,从此笑口常开。
换一种心情去生活,其实快乐与忧愁在我们一念之间,选择权永远掌控在我们思想观念里。

Stories of Great wisdom
There was a old lady who was always frown and distressed every day.  Someone asked her why she always felt so sorrow? The old lady said: " I ​​have two daughters, my elder daughter sells umbrellas and my younger daughter sells shoes; when the weather is fine, my elder daughter will be stuck without any sales and when it rains, nobody buys shoes from my younger daughter. How to survive? ". Then she cried out loudly. The man advised her that why couldn't she see from different perspective. When it is sunny day, the sales of her younger daughter will be good whereas when it rains, her elder daughter will enjoy the  fantastic business.  Thus there is not reason for her to feel stress and anxiety. By accepting the advice, the old lady became happy since then.

We are reminded that we have a choice of being happy or sorrow for any situation and challenge we face. It is our perspective that matters. We should always remain positive and optimistic in any circumstances.


13. 小故事大智慧
有一个老婆婆总是愁眉苦脸,天天哭丧着脸。有人问她为何如此愁苦?老婆婆说:“我有两个女儿,大女儿卖伞,小女儿卖布鞋。天晴时,大女儿的伞卖不出去。下雨时,没人买小女儿的布鞋。她们挣不到钱,日子怎么过呀?”说完,便悲切地哭了起来。那人劝说:“您为何不反过来想呢?晴天,小女儿的鞋店门庭若市。雨天,人们都往您大女儿的伞铺里跑。不就不苦了吗?”老婆婆听从他的劝告,从此笑口常开。
换一种心情去生活,其实快乐与忧愁在我们一念之间,选择权永远掌控在我们思想观念里。

Stories of Great wisdom
There was a old lady who was always frown and distressed every day.  Someone asked her why she always felt so sorrow? The old lady said: " I ​​have two daughters, my elder daughter sells umbrellas and my younger daughter sells shoes; when the weather is fine, my elder daughter will be stuck without any sales and when it rains, nobody buys shoes from my younger daughter. How to survive? ". Then she cried out loudly. The man advised her that why couldn't she see from different perspective. When it is sunny day, the sales of her younger daughter will be good whereas when it rains, her elder daughter will enjoy the  fantastic business.  Thus there is not reason for her to feel stress and anxiety. By accepting the advice, the old lady became happy since then.

We are reminded that we have a choice of being happy or sorrow for any situation and challenge we face. It is our perspective that matters. We should always remain positive and optimistic in any circumstances.


14. 小故事大智慧
纽约的时代广场,有一位银发老妇整日踱来踱去,有人以为她是位无家可归的老人。直到有一天,报纸上登出这位老人是在来往的人群中搜寻面带焦虑、心事重重、需要帮助的无助者。她曾帮助过企图自杀的青年男女,送过离家出走的学生和迷途的智障老人,救助过被拐骗异地的少女,甚至成功劝说走投无路的犯罪分子投案自首。在这位老人的影响下,越来越多的退休老人加入这个行列,用他们那双见多识广的眼睛搜寻无助者及主动上前与陌生人说话。
不要因为怕麻烦而不愿主动伸出援手,说不定我们能挽回一些遗憾,创造一份美丽,改变一种结局,世界就能多一分温暖。

Stories of Great wisdom
An old woman had been walking up and down all day in the Times Square at New York. Most people thought she was homeless until one day when she was featured in the newspaper as a helpful elder who was in the crowd searching for people whio were anxiety or helpless. She had helped young men and women who intended to commit suicide, accompanied the runaway students and rendered her aid to many handicapped elders. She had ever rescued a girl who had been abducted from elsewhere,  in addition she even had persuaded a desperate criminal to surrender successfully. Under the influence of this elder woman a growing number of retired people decided to join her in searching for the helpless and took the initiative to talk to strangers.

In today fast pace society we could not bother and are no longer willing to take the initiative to lend our helping hands to strangers. Perhaps we should not be so selfish and self-centred. We should try to extend our warmness to bless others so as to create a more beautiful world.


15. 小故事大智慧
有两只老虎,一只在笼子里,一只在野地里。在笼子里的老虎羡慕外面的老虎自由自在,外面的老虎却羡慕笼子里的老虎三餐无忧。有一天,两只老虎达成交换协议,从笼子里走出来的老虎高兴地在旷野里奔跑,而走进笼子里的老虎不用为食物发愁了。但不久,两只老虎都死了,一只饿死,一只忧郁而死。从笼子里走出的老虎虽获得自由,却没有捕食的本领,而走进笼子里的老虎虽获得安逸,却没有获得在狭小空间生活的心境。
我们往往对自己的美丽视若无睹,觉得别人的美丽很耀眼。诸不知别人的美丽也许是自己的坟墓。

Stories of Great wisdom
Once there were two tigers.  One was in a cage and the other was running in the wild . The one in the cage was envy the one that was set free. However, the one was set free felt that the one in the cage did not need to worry about food as it was well fed everyday comfortably. One day, the two tigers reached an agreement to exchange its situation by swapping.   But soon the two tigers were dead. One was starved to death and the other was bored to deadth melancholy. The one was out of the cage  enjoyed the freedom but lacked of predatory skill. And the one was in the cage was comfortable with food it felt depressed for being forced in a enclosed small living  space.

Very often we tend not to treasure what we have  and we love to envy others. What is good for other may not necessary is suitable for us. The other side of pasture may be greener but it might not fit our requirement.


16. 小故事大智慧
国王整日郁郁寡欢,大臣便请道士诊治。道士说,国王如果能穿上一个快乐的人的鞋子,他的病也就好了。于是,大臣四处寻找快乐的人。有一天,当大臣走进一个贫穷的村落,突然听到一个快乐的人放声歌唱。寻着歌声,他找到了那个正在田间犁地的农夫。大臣问农夫是否快乐?农夫答:“我没有一天不快乐!”大臣喜出望外地把自己的使命和意图告诉农夫。农夫不禁大笑,原来他连一双鞋子都没有。
在许多人看来,金钱是获得快乐的最重要的组成部分或者全部,却不晓得快乐其实是珍惜自己拥有的一切。

Great wisdom stories
A King was moody and unhappy. His minister seek advice from a priest who told them that if the King could put on a pair of shoes from a happpy man, he would be alright. Thus the minister was tasked to look for the happy man. One day, when he came across a poor village  and suddenly he heard a man singing happily. Following the song, he found that a farmer was plowing in the field. The  minister asked the farmer if he was truly happy? The farmer replied, " I have not been  a day without joy!" The mnister was overjoyed and he told the farmer about his mission.  The farmer could not help but laughing as he did not even wear any pair of shoes.

Money to many people is the only or almost the source of happiness and we often forget to cherish what we already have. Life could be a simple pleasure so long we have a gratitude heart.


17. 小故事大智慧
《庄子》中有一则故事。在一个烟雾弥漫的早晨,有一个人划着船逆流而上。突然之间,他看见一只小船顺流直冲向他。眼看小船就要撞上他的船,他高声大叫:「小心!小心!」但船还是直接撞了上来,他的船几乎就要沉了。于是他暴跳如雷,开始向对方怒吼,口无遮拦地谩骂。但是当他仔细一瞧,发现是条空船,于是气也就消了。

如果被楼上的人洒了一身水,我们很可能会对他大声叫喊,甚至大骂。如果天空忽然下雨把我们淋湿,即便我们是一个脾气不好的人,也不会大发雷霆。
  
很多时候事情本身不会造成伤害,伤害我们的是自己对事情的想法与看法而已!

Great wisdom stories
There is a story in "Zhuangzi"  In a misty fog-filled morning, a man was rowing a boat upstream. Suddenly, he saw a boat heading toward him down from the opposite direction of the river. Sensing that that boat would hit him, he shouted loudly, " Caution ! " But the boat still bumped into him as such his boat was almost sunk.  He was furious and mad. He started to shout and scold profusely. However when he took a closer look at the boat he realized that it was an empty boat without anyone. His anger then subsided.

It is quite natural that if someone from upstairs spill some water onto us we are very likely to be mad and  started cursing. If we are wet by the rain suddenly, even though we have bad temper, we may not be angry at all.

In many instances, the situation itself does not cause any harm to us, it is just a matter how we react and what is our perspective and thought  in that particular moment.


18. 小故事大智慧
有一只小狗,不停地绕着自己的尾巴转圈,筋疲力竭地躺在地上喘气。一只大狗经过,询问它发生了什么事,小狗说:“朋友说假若我能追到自己的尾巴,我便永远得到幸福和快乐。”大狗叹了口气说:“在我年轻时,我也曾跟你一样,当我追逐幸福和快乐时,它永远不在我前面,反而当我不刻意追逐,一切顺其自然,才发现幸福和快乐在后面日夜跟随着我。”
许多人每天追逐名利以及物质享受,仍然得不到幸福与快乐,其实是否是身在褔中不知福呢?

Great wisdom stories
There was a dog that loved to keep circling around its own tail. Once it was exhausted and lying on the  ground gasping for breath. A big dog happened to see it and asked  what had happened. The dog said, "My friends told me that if I could catch my own tail I will  be happy and joyful forever."  The big dog sighed and said, " When I was young, I was like you. It seemed that the harder I chased after the happiness and joy, I hardly could embrace it. However when I chosed not to deliberately pursue it,  everything came so naturally as the  happiness and joy were just surrounding me. "

Many people love to go after the fame and material comfort but they seems to be never happy and feeling satisfied as they never treasure what they already have. They seems to have never ending desire.


19.小故事大智慧
有一个富翁背着许多金银珠宝,到远处去寻找快乐。可是走了千山万水,也未能寻找到快乐。在他沮丧之余,看到一个农夫背着一大捆柴草从山上走下来,富翁问他:“我是个令人羡慕的富翁,为何没有快乐呢?”农夫答:“快乐很简单,放下就是快乐。“富翁顿时开悟,自己背负那么重的珠宝,怕别人抢,怕别人偷,又怕别人暗害,整日忧心忡忡。于是,富翁把钱财接济穷人,专做善事,这样的举动滋润了他的心灵,尝到了快乐的味道。
放下就是快乐,只要心无挂碍,什么都看得开,放得下,何愁没有快乐。

Great wisdom stories
There was a rich man who carried a lot of gold and silver jewelry, he ventured out no matter what the distance to find happiness. But thousands of miles after, he could not find any happiness. In his frustration,he came across a farmer who was carrying a large bundle of sticks and grass down  the mountain, so the rich man asked him: "I am envied by many with my wealth however why am i not  happy? " The farmer replied: " happiness is very simple ,you must learn how to let go. " The rich man was enlightened as he was saddled with heavy jewelry and he afraid of being robbed, afraid of his jewellery getting stolen and fearing of being assassinated, thus he was worried all day. Suddenly the rich man understood what the farmer said and he gave his wealth to the poor and started focusing on doing charity work. Such a move nourished his soul and he finally got to taste happiness.

We must learn how to let go as it is a key to happiness. When we have no worries or burden, we will be relieved and happiness will follow.


20. 小故事大智慧
有一个女人回家时在电梯镜子里看到一个充满疲惫、紧锁着眉头、忧愁、灰暗的脸,把自己吓了一跳。于是,她回想起孩子在餐桌上的沉默与丈夫的冷淡,这些原本她认为是他们不对的事实背后,隐藏的真正原因竟然是自己!当时这个女人吓出一身冷汗,领悟到是自己的疏忽了。第二天,她就写了一块木牌钉在门上,上面写着:进门前,请脱去烦恼;回家时,带快乐回来。结果,这不仅提醒了自己,也提醒了一家人和影响整个楼的邻居。
家是最舒服,最安全,最稳定,最快乐的地方。要保持温馨的家就得在进门前脱下烦恼,带快乐回家。

Great wisdom stories
When a woman came back from work and taking elevator, she looked at the mirror in the elevator. What she saw was a tired,  sad, gloomy and furrowed brow lady. She was startled and she started to recall how indifference and cold of her husband and child when they were at dinning table.  She thought that they were the culprit and the fault was never on her . But she began to  realize that she had been negligent. On the following day,  she put up a wooden plaque on the door.  " Before entering this door, leave the trouble behind and bring the joy home" , such note was written on the plaque to remind herself. As a result, that note not only served to remind her it also had impact on her family members and neighbours.

Home is supposed to the most comfortable and happy place of all. In order to maintain a warm and harmony home we are reminded  to take off all  trouble and go home with a happy heart.


21. 小故事大智慧
有一位花匠种的一株葡萄藤今年结了不少葡萄,花匠很高兴地摘下一些送给一位商人,商人问他要买多少钱?花匠婉言拒绝。花匠又把葡萄送给了一个当干部的,对方竟问他什么事要他帮忙?花匠再三表示没事。花匠又送给一位少妇,少妇感到有点意外,一旁的丈夫则一脸不高兴。花匠又把葡萄送给过路的老人,老人吃了,称赞一声,便头也不回地走了。花匠很高兴终于找到一个真正能和他分享快乐心情的人。
也许人与人之间的快乐分享在忙碌中稀疏了,但只要我们把心灵呵护的触角伸长一毫米,生命就会多一束阳光与一份微笑。

Great wisdom stories
One gardener had a good harvest of grapes for the season. He was very  happy and wanted to share his fruit. He first gave some to a merchant who asked him how much money he need to pay? The gardener politely declined any money. He gave some of it to cadre who was very suspicious. He  actually thought that the gardener was asking for favour from him.  The gardener has also shared some to a young woman who expressed a little surprise and her husband was not happy with the gardener's good gesture.  Finally the gardener gave some to a elder  who tasted it instantly  and he gave the gardener a good prasie for his generosity.  The gardener was glad to find a appreciative person whom he could share his joy eventually.

Perhaps in this fast pace and busy world,  we are no longer willing to share our happiness and kindness. But if we are able to extend our care and concern to others,  we shall be able to see sunshine and happy smiling faces.


22. 小故事大智慧
有一个樵夫,每天上山砍柴,日复一日地过着平凡的日子。有一天,他在上山砍柴的路上捡到一只受伤的银鸟,樵夫用心替银鸟疗伤,而银鸟则每天唱歌给樵夫听,日子过得很快乐。有一天,邻居告诉樵夫说他看到金鸟,唱的歌比银鸟更好听。从此,樵夫便只想着金鸟,不再聆听银鸟的歌声。后来,银鸟的伤康复,准备离去,最后一次唱歌给樵夫听,樵夫却一心想着金鸟。唱完后,银鸟向金黄的夕阳飞去,樵夫突然发现银鸟在夕阳的照耀下,变成了他梦寐以求的金鸟,可惜它已经飞走了。
人常常在不知不觉中成了樵夫,其实金鸟就在当下。人生最重要的不是失去的,不是没有得到的,而是正在拥有的。

Great wisdom stories
There was a woodcutter who went up to the  mountain to get his work done daily. His life was ordinary and mundane. One day, he picked up a wounded silver bird when he was on the way to the mountain. He took good care to heal the bird and the bird sang a beautiful and lovely tune to him. They accompanied each other and had wonderful days. On one occasion, his neighbour told the woodcutter that he saw a golden bird that could sing even better than the silver bird. Since then, the woodcutter kept thinking of the golden bird and no longer interested in listening to the silver bird. Later when the silver bird healed completely and before it prepared to leave, it sang the last time to the  woodcutter. After singing , the silver bird flew away and it turned to be a golden bird under the shining of the sunset. But it was too late for the woodcutter to do anything.

We often unknowingly become the woodcutter as it turns out that the golden bird is actually with us. However we often do not treasure what we already possess. We end up with nothing because we try too hard to pursue the unrealistic dream.

The most important thing in life is not what we have lost, is not what we dream, it is what we have in present.


23. 小故事大智慧
一位伟大的国王在晚上做了个梦,梦到一位先人告诉他一句话,这句话涵盖了人类所有的智慧,它能让人在高兴时不会忘乎所以,忧伤时能够自拔,始终保持勤勉。但是,国王醒来后,却怎么也想不起这句话来。于是,他召来了最有智慧的几位老臣,向他们说了那个梦,要他们把那句话想出来,并拿出一个大钻戒,命他们把那句话镌刻在戒指上,以便他天天戴在手上。一个星期后,大臣们送还钻戒,上面刻着:“一切都会过去。”
用平常心生㓉就是人生的智慧。快乐时莫得意,痛苦时莫气馁,其实快乐与痛苦,完全蕴涵于眼界的宽窄。

Great wisdom stories
One night, a great king had a dream of his ancestor who told him a phrase that covers the wisdom of human beings. It will not make a person get carried away when he is happy and the person can manage and contain his sadness.  However, after the king woke up, he could not remember that phrase at all. So he summoned the wisest of several veteran ministers and told  them about that dream. He wanted them to conceive that phrase and engrave it onto a big diamond ring so that he could wear it on his finger to remind himself.  A week later, the ministers returned the ring with the inscription,"Everything will be over."

Being able to live a life with composure and a sense of balance is the greatest achievement in life. We will not be overjoyed and blinded when we are happy. We will not be despaired when we are down and sad. The degree of happiness and sadness depends on our perspective and wisdom of our life.


24. 小故事大智慧
有一个人拥有一张出色的檀木弓,用这张弓射箭又远又准,他非常珍惜它。有一次,这个人仔细观察它时,觉得它有些笨重,外观又无特色,于是请了艺术家在弓上雕一幅完整的行猎图。这个人拿着这张完美的弓,心中充满了喜悦,觉得它变得完美了,正当他一面想着一面拉紧弓时,弓却“咔”的一声断了。
世界万物皆不完美,人生必有缺憾,凡事苛求,只会让自己因沉重的心理负担而不快乐。

Great wisdom stories
A man had an excellent bow made of sandalwood. He treasured it very much as bow could help him achieve distance and accuracy when shooting. Once, when he  observed it carefully, he felt that it was bulky and it's appearance was  nothing spectacular. Thus he engaged an artist to carve an hunting picture on the bow. He felt so ecstasy because he owned a perfect bow then. Just as when he pulled the bow tightly, a " cracking"  sound was heard.

Nothing is perfect in this world. There is bound to have regret in life if we are too insistence and extreme. To achieve happiness we must  know how to strike the best balance in all aspects of life.


25. 小故事大智慧
有一天,一个王子独自到花园散步,使他万分惊奇的是,花园里的花草树木都枯萎了,原来橡树觉得自己没有松树高大而厌世死了;松树又因自己不能像桃树那样开出美丽的花朵,于是死了;牵牛花叹息自己没有紫丁香的芬芳,也病了;其余的植物也都垂头丧气。王子发现只有小草在茂盛地生长,便问它为何只有它这般勇敢乐观,毫不沮丧?小草答:“我不灰心因为我知道王子若想要什么植物都可以叫园丁栽种,而王子对我的希望就是安心地做小草罢了。”
人们无节制地攀比,不自量力地要求,只会带来超量的心理负荷,不如剔除烦恼,给自己一个快乐的空间。

Great wisdom stories
One day, a prince  was strolling alone in the garden and he was shocked  to see that the flowers and trees of the  garden  have withered. The oat tree was dead because it felt  that it was not as tall as pine tree. The pine tree was gone because it could not bear beautiful flower like the peach. And the morning glory was sick as its flower was not as fragrance as lilacs. In fact, the rest of the plants were all  so discouraged. The prince found only the grass was growing very well. He  asked the grass as to why it was so brave and optimistic.  The grass replied: "I do not lose heart because I know that my duty and responsibility is to continue to grow lushly as grass, and I have peace of mind  whereas for other type of plants that their fate is dependent on you. You could just order the gardener to plant any type  anytime."

When we keep comparing ourselves with others  we are just adding on ourselves with extra and unnecessary burden indirectly. Give ourselves some personal space and be contented to just focus on personal improvement.


26. 小故事大智慧
一个人被一只老虎追赶而掉下悬崖,庆幸的是在跌落的过程中,抓住了一棵生长在悬崖边的小灌木。此时,他发现不仅头顶上那只老虎正虎视眈眈,悬崖底下还有一只老虎。更糟的是,还有两只老鼠正忙着啃咬悬着他生命的小灌木的根须。绝望中,他突然发现附近长着一簇野草苺,伸手可及,他便拽下草莓,塞进嘴里,自语道:“多甜啊!”
在绝境中仍能抓住一丝快乐,才能领悟出生命快乐的真谛。我们主宰着自己的命运,选择痛苦或欢乐由我们自己决定。

Great wisdom stories
A person was chased after by a tiger and fell down a cliff. Fortunately, he caught a small shrub which grew at the edge of a cliff and saved him from further falling down. At this point, he found that not only the tiger eyeing overhead, but there was also a tiger underneath the cliff. Furthermore, there were two mice busy gnawing the roots of a small shrub which he was hanging on. In  despair, he suddenly found a bunch of wild strawberries that grew within his reach, he plucked strawberries and he put it to his mouth. He mumbled to himself, "It taste so sweet."
If we can still find happiness out of hopelessness, we shall comprehend the true meaning of a happy life. We can master our own destiny and choose whether to suffer from sorrow or to be in joy.


27. 小故事大智慧
有一只挑食的小羊,十分不满意主人给它的食物,总觉得主人亏待它,于是它决定自行找东西吃。它遇见鸡在吃谷粒,但它尝了一口便吐了出来。后来,它看见狗在津津有味地啃骨头,它只闻了一下,简直无法忍受那种怪味道。最可怕的是看见鸭子吃蚯蚓,它甚至感到很恶心。饥肠辘辘的小羊最终回到羊圈,才发现那些为它所预备的草料是天底下最美味可口的食物。
我们都有一种惯性思维,觉得美景必在远方,其实身边的东西一样可以使我们富足快乐。

Stories of great wisdom
There was a fussy lamb. It was not satisfied with the food given by its owner and felt that the owner mistreated it. Therefore, it decided to look for food by his own. It met a few chickens eating grain and when it tasted, it spit the grain out immediately. Later, it saw the dog gnawing on a bone but it smelled so awful. The most scary thing was when it saw the ducks eating earthworms, it even felt sick. The hungry lamb eventually returned to the fold and found that forage was the most wonderful and delicious food in the world.
We have a kind of inertia thinking that the beauty is in the distance. In  fact, the things around us has the same beauty to keep us feel happy and content.


28. 小故事大智慧
在一座森林里有几只野猪,非常凶悍,威胁到村里人的安全。几位有经验的猎人想捕获它们,但它们都很狡猾,从不上当。于是,有一个老人走进森林,找到野猪出没寻食的地方,在空地中央撒少许谷粒,那些野猎起初吓了一跳,可经不起诱惑,吃了起来。第二天,老人又多加谷粒,并在几尺远的地方坚起木板,本来吓饱了野猪,但谷粒实在太美味了,不久又返回来吃。就这样,老人每天在谷粒周围多加进一些木板,每次野猪总会远离一阵子,最终还是会走进去吃谷粒。两个月后,围栏做好,而野猪们依然无所顾忌地走进去,自然被关在了围栏里了。
天上是不会掉馅饼的,世界上也没有不劳而获的便宜事儿,心里的欲望就如放在天平的一端,而另一端就是代价。

Great wisdom stories
In a forest, there were a few agressive wild boar and threatening the safety of people in the village. Several experienced hunters wanted to catch them, but they were very cunning and never being fooled by the hunters. Thus, there was an old man walked into the forest to find the foraging areas of the wild boars and sprinkled a little grain in the central open space. Those wild boars were shocked at first but tempted to eat. The next day, the old man put more grain and erect one wood in a few feet away. The wild boars was scared, but the grain is too delicious, and soon returned to eat. In this way, the old man erected one wood around every day and the wild boars would be away for a while and eventually came back to eat the grain. Two months later, the fence was finally done and the wild boars went in to eat the grain. Finally, they were naturally kept in the fence.
Nothing is free and we will not  succeed without putting efforts. If we put our desires at one end of the scale, the other end will be the price to pay.


29. 小故事大智慧
狮子是森林之王,可是小蚊子一点儿也不怕它,还勇敢地挑战狮子,狮子很鄙视细小的蚊子,还出言讽刺蚊子,于是小蚊子飞到狮子的脸上,刺遍睑上没有长毛的地方,狮子不停地用爪子抓自己的脸,又抓不着蚊子,最后只好投降了。蚊子战胜了狮子之后,骄傲地哼着凯旋曲飞走了,可是一不小心被蜘蛛网缠住了,当蜘蛛要来吃它的时候,蚊子很感慨地说:“我虽赢了狮子,却没想到敌不过一只小蜘蛛。
没有永远的冠军和强者,应胜不骄,败不馁,若以一时的收获炫耀自己,最终将悔之晩矣。

Great wisdom stories
The lion was the king of the forest, all the animals were afraid of the lion except a little mosquito. It even had the courage to challenge the lion despite it's tiny physique. However it was being despised by the lion. Thus the little mosquito decided to fly around the lion's face and attacked those surface without the mane. The lion was in a desperate position and it tried to use its claws to scratch it's itchy face and at the same time attempting to kill the mosquito but in vain. It surrendered finally. After the mosquito defeated the lion, it become arrogant. It flied around and humming proudly. Soon it accidentally entangled by the cobweb. Just when the spider was about to eat it, the mosquito sighs and laments, "Though I have won the giant lion, I never expect to be defeated by a small spider."
Nobody could ever stay on the top forever. We should never be arrogant instead learn to be humble so as to avoid feeling regretful later.
There is thin line between confidence and arrogance and it's call humility. Confidence smiles and arrogance smirks.


30.  小故事大智慧
上古时代,黄帝带领了六位随从到贝茨山见大傀,在半途上迷路了。他们巧遇一位放牛的牧童。黄帝上前问道:“小童,贝茨山要往哪个方向去,你知道吗?”牧童说:“知道呀!”于是便指点他们路向。黄帝又问:“你知道大傀住哪里吗?”他说:“知道啊!”黄帝吃了一惊,便随口问道:“你知道如何治国平天下吗?”那牧童说:“知道,就像我放牧的方法一样,只要把牛的劣性去除了,那一切就平定了呀!治天下不也是一样吗?”黄帝听后,非常佩服,真是后生可畏,没想到这小孩从日常生活中得来的道理,就能理解治国平天下的方法。 
其实很多答案就在我们的日常生活中,别被忙碌的生活蒙闭了双眼,应保持心思纯静,放慢脚步,便能观察入微,发现意想不到的收获。

Great wisdom stories
During the ancient times of Chinese history, once Emperor Huang led his six followers to look for Da Gui who lived in Bei Ci mountain. They lost on their way but chanced upon a shepherd boy who was taking care a herd of cattle. The emperor asked him about the direction to the mountain and the boy was able to direct them the right path. The emperor then asked him whether he knew about Da Gui. He was taken aback as he was aware of him too. The emperor casually challenged him whether he has knowledge to rule a country. The boy replied that it was like leading the herd, He would got rid of the bad habbit of the cattle and the cattle would perform well.  The emperor was very impressed with his wisdom that was drawn from his  daily simple life.

As a matter of fact, we could draw and learn a lot of the wisdom from  our daily life so long we make an conscious effort to pause and reflect what has gone through everyday. Always keep a peace of mind and calm in facing whatever storm.


31. 小故事大智慧
猴子死后要求面见上帝,它愤懑地说:“下辈子我一定要做人!做人不必遭人戏弄,衣着华丽,用的东西又先进,做人是世界上最美妙的事。”上帝笑着答应,随着上帝的一声吩咐,一群可爱的天使拿着小镊子,一起摁住猴子,飞快地拔起猴子身上的毛来,猴痛得嗷嗷直叫,不满地质问上帝为何要折磨它。上帝依然温和地笑着说:“你要变成人自然要先拔掉身上的毛,你要是一毛不拔怎能做人呢?”
只想从别人身上索取而从不想付出的行为,将会被贫穷所代替。要想拥有更多,就得付出更多。

Great wisdom stories
After a monkey died, he went to see God. He said angrily: " In my next life,  I want to be a human!  A man would not be teased like monkey. They wear beautiful clothes and use advanced things. To be a man is the most wonderful thing," God smiled and agreed. Soon as God commanded a group of lovely angel holding small forceps and they went towards the monkey quickly to pull the hairs out of the monkey. He bellowed in pain and asked God discontentedly why God wanted to torture him. God remained smiling gently and said: "You want to become a human, naturally you will have to pull out the body hair. If you are not willing to give up your hairs, how can you become a man?"
There is always a price to pay if we want to make changes in life. Victory is reserved for those who is willing to pay for its price.


32. 小故事大智慧
吴王乘船顺着长江游览,兴之所至,停船上岸,登上一座猴山。众多猴子见了吴王一行,都是十分害怕地逃避,唯有一只猴子在吴王一干人面前显示它的灵巧。吴王操起弓箭来射它,它能敏捷地接住飞来的箭矢。吴王大怒,命令随从们一齐射,那只猴子被射了下来死了。吴王对友人颜不疑说:“这只猴子自持身手灵巧,藐视于我,简直自寻死路。”颜不疑陪吴王归来后,立即请教贤人改变他的神情气质,远离声色,拒绝荣显。
自恃孤傲会引来杀身之祸,逞能的结局是自找死路。聪明、智慧、有内涵的人无论何时,都会表现谦卑。

Great wisdom stories
The King Wu had a boat tour along the Yangtze River and stopped by ashore to board a monkey mountain. The monkey were afraid of King Wu and his followers. All of them escaped except for one monkey. It showed off its intelligence and agile. The king picked up the bow and arrow to shoot it but it can nimbly catch flying arrows. The king was furious and ordered his men to shoot together and the monkey was shot down to dead. King Wu told his friend Yan buyi, "The monkey is too arrogant and despise me. It deserve for its death." After Yan buyi accompanied the king for his return,  he immediately asked for the advice of the sage to change his temperament, away from the fame and vanity.
Arrogant will lead to fatal disaster and outcome is self-inflicted. Smart and intelligent person will always show his humble.


33.小故事大智慧
有一个人在打猎时捉到一只猴子。回家后,他将猴子杀了并煮熟后,请邻居吃。他并没有向邻居事先说明,而邻居以为是狗肉,吃得津津有味,不住地夸这肉香。吃完后,这个人才告诉邻居刚才吃的是猴肉,邻居听了后,顿时呕吐不止,差点把肠子都给吐出来。邻居埋怨这个人没有将实情告诉他,害得他受了这么大的罪,这个人不解地说:“我并不知道你不喜欢吃猴肉,而且你吃的过程中没有感觉到什么特别的地方呀?”
我们要对自己的生命负全部责任,别人的话只是供与参考,我们要自己拿主意。

Great wisdom stories
A man caught a monkey in hunting. After returning home, he killed and cooked the monkey. Then, he invited his neighbour for meal. He did not tell  to the neighbour in advance and the neighbour thought it was a dog meal and praise the meal was very delicious. After enjoying the meal, the man told the neighbour that it was monkey meat and the neighbour vomitted violently after noticed it. The neighbour complained that he should have told him the truth earlier to avoid his suffering. The man puzzled and said,"I do not know that you do not like the monkey meat, and in the process of eating, you do not feel anything special about it. "
We hold full responsibility for our own lives. Others' advices are only for reference only. We have to make our own decision.


34. 小故事大智慧
喜鹊搭了个窝,邻居们都跑来参观它的新家。八哥说它的新家虽然漂亮,柴草却铺得太厚,喜鹊便用嘴衔掉些柴草。鹦鹉说新家很结实,若用石头加固便更好,喜鹊便听从。乌鸦说家很暖和,若用黑色粉刷一下,效果一定不错,喜鹊点头称是。冬天来了,喜鹊冷得瑟瑟发抖,寒风袭来,小石子竟松动脱落。更气的是,小孩子把它的家当成马蜂窝,用竹竿捅落。喜鹊只好到别的地方搭建新窝了。
失去主见就会被别人左右,生活就会乱为一团。想要独立不被左右,便得学会思考和衡量。

Great wisdom stories
A magpie built a nest. Many of its neighbours came to visit its new home. Myna said that its new home though was beautiful, the straw was spread too thick. Thus the Magpie decided to take away some of it.  The Parrot said that new home seemed very strong, however if it was reinforced with pebbles that would be better. Upon hearing that, the magpie also followed. The crow mentioned that the home was very warm, but if it was painted black, the effect would be good. Likewise the magpie simply followed the advice. When the winter came, the magpie was shivering with cold. When the strong cold wind blew, all the pebbles fell off actually. And that was not the worst, the most irritating part was when the children mistook its home as a hornet's nest and they poked it down with a bamboo pole. The magpie had no choice but to go  elsewhere to build a new home.

Our life will be torn apart if we are not assertive and decisive. We should strive to have an independent mind and not being easily influenced by others' opinion and thought.


35. 小故事大智慧
喜鹊搭了个窝,邻居们都跑来参观它的新家。八哥说它的新家虽然漂亮,柴草却铺得太厚,喜鹊便用嘴衔掉些柴草。鹦鹉说新家很结实,若用石头加固便更好,喜鹊便听从。乌鸦说家很暖和,若用黑色粉刷一下,效果一定不错,喜鹊点头称是。冬天来了,喜鹊冷得瑟瑟发抖,寒风袭来,小石子竟松动脱落。更气的是,小孩子把它的家当成马蜂窝,用竹竿捅落。喜鹊只好到别的地方搭建新窝了。
失去主见就会被别人左右,生活就会乱为一团。想要独立不被左右,便得学会思考和衡量。

Great wisdom stories
A magpie built a nest. Many of its neighbours came to visit its new home. Myna said that its new home though was beautiful, the straw was spread too thick. Thus the Magpie decided to take away some of it.  The Parrot said that new home seemed very strong, however if it was reinforced with pebbles that would be better. Upon hearing that, the magpie also followed. The crow mentioned that the home was very warm, but if it was painted black, the effect would be good. Likewise the magpie simply followed the advice. When the winter came, the magpie was shivering with cold. When the strong cold wind blew, all the pebbles fell off actually. And that was not the worst, the most irritating part was when the children mistook its home as a hornet's nest and they poked it down with a bamboo pole. The magpie had no choice but to go  elsewhere to build a new home.

Our life will be torn apart if we are not assertive and decisive. We should strive to have an independent mind and not being easily influenced by others' opinion and thought.


36. 小故事大智慧
有个人跟好友打赌,如果他送给好友一个漂亮的鸟笼并挂在好友家客厅中的显眼地方,那么好友一定会买只鸟回来。好友不信,因为他觉得养鸟太麻烦了。结果,几乎每个到家里来的客人都会问好友鸟什么时候死的?为何挂个没有鸟的鸟笼等诸如此类的问题,搞得自己觉得缺少爱心,又得无休止地向大家解释,只好去买只鸟放入鸟笼里去。
我们最大的弱点就是经常在头脑中挂上笼子,然后不得已往里面装东西,而这一切皆源自于言论。

Great wisdom stories
Once a person made a bet with his good friend that if he would  give him a beautiful cage and hung it at a prominent location of the  living room, he would buy a bird eventually.  His friend did not believe as  he felt it was too much troublesome to take care a bird. However when every visitor came to his house and ask when did the bird pass on.  Or why did he hang a cage without a bird. Many questions were asked and he felt irritated to keep answering. In addition it was as if he was lack of love that caused the death of the bird. As a result he had not choice but to buy a bird.

Our biggest weakness is that we hang a cage in our minds and then we are forced to fill up many things that are derived from the words and opinions of others.


37. 小故事大智慧
日本有一个叫清藏的人和朋友一同上山游玩,看见一只白兔睡在路旁草丛里,朋友说它死了。清藏听后,马上掩着鼻子,说他早已闻到臭味。正说着,白兔听到人声惊醒了,慌忙撒腿跑了,朋友吃了一惊,恍然大悟,说它是在睡午觉。清藏听了,赶忙接口说他刚才看见白兔的耳朵在动呢。从此以后,人们都把那些随声附和、乱说一阵的人称为“清藏的白兔”。
装腔作势,实在愚不可及。自己不去思考和细致观察,一味随风倒,必将失去更多。

Great wisdom stories
There was a man named Qing Cang in Japan. Once he and his friend went to a mountain for sight seeing. They saw a rabbit that was montionless lying on the bushes along the roadside. His friend said that it had been dead. Upon hearing that, Qing Cang covered his nose immediately and said he had already smelled the odor early. Just then, the white rabbit was awakened because of noise. It quickly ran away. His friend was surprised and realized that it had been taking a afternoon nap. Qing Cang responded immediately with a remark that he actually saw the ears of the rabbit moving early on. Since then, people regard those who echoe whatever other say and utter anyhow as  "Qing Cang's White Rabbit ."

It is foolish to act as if one is aware of what is happening on every single thing.  We will suffer more when we are not putting in effort to be more observant and having more personal thought by simply echoing others.


38. 小故事大智慧
一头猪钻进一座富丽堂皇的大宅院中,随心所欲地在马厩和厨房周围游逛一圈,在污泥中打滚,在脏水中洗澡才回家。同伴问它去哪儿了?猪答:“去财主家转了一圈。”同伴好奇地问:“听说有钱人家的住宅尽是金银珠宝。”猪答:“别听他们胡说八道,哪儿有什么珠宝?我把整个后院的泥土都翻遍了,尽是泥污和垃圾。”
以偏概全,忽视客观。每个人都会在自己的兴趣上建立自己的评判标准,但千万不要只看到其中一面就下结论。

Great wisdom stories
A pig managed to get into a luxurious mansion. It wandered the stable and kitchen freely. It played and rolled in the mud and even took a bath using the dirty water before heading home. Its peers asked where did it go? The pig replied," I have gone to a rich family house." Its peers were curious and asked, " We have heard about the expensive gold and silver jewellery possession by the wealthy family."  The pig replied again," That is nonsense. I never found any jewellery and  what I got was dirt and garbage after rummaging the backyard of the house."

We should never base on our personal yard stick and interest to judge and make any subjective  conclusion of any situation rather we must always maintain a very objective perspective.


39. 小故事大智慧
有一次,大象获得狮王的宠信,大家都觉得大象既不漂亮,又不讨人喜欢,更谈不上风度仪态,凭什么得到这份恩宠。狐狸转动自己的尾巴说:“要是它有条蓬松轻软的尾巴,我就不会感到奇怪了。”公牛插嘴说:"恐怕狮王是把它的长牙当成角啦!”驴子扑扇着长耳朵说:“我一眼就猜出来,没有那对长耳朵,它是无法获得狮王的恩宠的。”
我们往往在不经意间用赞美别人来抬高自己。赞美别人是一种很好的品质,但千万不要是为了抬高自己。

Great wisdom stories
Once, an elephant received the highest honor of favour from the lion king. The rest of animals  felt that the elephant was neither beautiful nor popular, and it was not elegant either. They could not understand the reasons for the elephant to receive such a grace . A fox was swinging its tail and said," If it has a soft and fluffy tail I will not feel strange." A Bull interjected, " I'm afraid that the lion king must have mistaken its tusk as horns."  A donkey flagged its long ears and said, " It must be the long ears that attracted the liong king to give the elephant the high honor of grace."

We often  show off ourselves when we praise others inadvertently. We must be sincere and remain humble when praising others.


40. 小故事大智慧
有个企业家坐在餐厅的角落独自喝闷酒,一位热心人走上前问他是否遇到什么难题,他愿意帮助企业家。企业家冷看了他一眼,表示问题太多了,没有人能够帮上忙的。热心人立刻掏出名片,约企业家隔天到他办公室去一趟。第二天,企业家依约前往,热心人表示要带他到一个地方,便开车到荒郊野外去,两人下了车。热心人指着坟场对企业家说:“你看看,只有躺在这里的人才统统没有问题。”企业家恍然大悟。
别害怕问题,人活着就有问题。成功的旅途中只要有问题,就有希望。只要敢于正视问题,解决问题,就可以迈步前进。

Story of great wisdom
Once a depressed entrepreneur was sitting at the corner of a restaurant drinking alone.  An enthusiastic man asked him whether he had encountered any problems and  he was willing to help him. The entrepreneur gave a gloomy glance at him and told him that he had too many problems and no one could help. The enthusiast took out a business card immediately and told him to look for him on the following day.  The entrepreneur went accordingly and the enthusiast drove him to outskirt place. They came to a cemetery and the   enthusiastic pointed to the graveyard and said: "You see, only people who are lying here have no problem ." The entrepreneur was awoken suddenly.

In our journey of life we bound to face up and down and we should not afraid of them. There is always hope if we have the courage to embrace all challenges and we are determined to overcome them with our best abilities.


41. 小故事大智慧
毕业前夕,老师把学生带到操场上,要他们在最后一课,绕这五百米操场跑两圈,并记下时间、速度和感受,说完便走了。二十年后师生相聚,老师便提起当年他离开操场后,在教室走廊上观看同学们的情况。跑完两圈的有四人,一人扭伤脚,一人摔了一跤,十五人才跑完一圈,其余的没有起步。大家惊异于老师记得如此清楚,老师继续说:“送各位四句话:一、成功只垂青有准备的人;二、小蘑菇都不捡的人是捡不到大蘑菇;三、跑得快还需跑得稳;四、有起点并不意味就有终点。”
成功在于坚持,在于从小事做起,脚踏实地,总有一天成功会降临。

Story of great wisdom
The eve of graduation, the teacher brought the students to the field and asked them to run two laps of the  five hundred meters field at the final lesson. He requested them to take note of the time, speed and feelings upon completion, then he left. Twenty years later,  during a gathering, the teacher mentioned that when he left the field, he watched them at the corridor. He found out that four of them completed the two laps, one sprained his foot, one fell, fifteen of them finished the first lap only and the rest did not start. They were surprised of the teacher's tremendous memory and the teacher continued,"I have four statements for all of you. Firstly, success favours only for the prepared mindset. Secondly, people who do not pick up small mushrooms will stand no chance to pick up large mushrooms. Thirdly, run with speed and steadiness. Lastly, not every beginning has an end. "
Perseverance is a key to success. Every efforts count and one fine day, success will come true.


42. 小故事大智慧
一位很有名气的老教授,一天在给学生上课时拿出一只十分精美的茶杯。当学生们正在赞美这只杯子的独特造型时,教授故意装出失手的样子,杯子掉在地上成了碎片。这时学生中不断发出了惋惜之声,教授指着杯子的碎片说:“你们一定对这只杯子感到惋惜,可是惋惜也无法使杯子再恢复原型,今后在你们的生活中如果发生了无可挽回的事情,请记住这只破碎的杯子。
人在无法改变失败和不幸的厄运时,要学会接受它、适应它、忘记它。

Story of great wisdom
One day, during the lecturing time, a old and renownd professor took out a very beautiful tea cup to show his students. The professor dropped the cup deliberately onto the ground when the students were admiring  the unique tea cup. The students were shock and felt pity over such a lovely cup that became pieces in just a split second. The professor then pointed to the broken cup and said, "You must be feeling sorry for the cup, but any regrets will not be able to restore the cup back to its original shape. Please remember this broken cup if you come across any life issues that irreversible."

In our journry of life, we bound to face some set back and failure,  and we must learn to embrace, accept  and forget them and then move on our life with the wisdom gained.


43. 小故事大智慧
河里的青蛙们烦恼着没有一个青蛙王来管理它们,便向天神丘比特祈求一个蛙王。天神知道青蛙头脑简单,便拋下一块大木头到河里来,但青蛙们觉得神派来的王很呆笨,便再去向丘比特请求,希望另外再派一个君王。于是,丘比特派了一条鳗鱼去管理它们,但青蛙们又嫌鳗鱼生性和善,并无君王的威严,又去请丘比特替它们再选一个王。丘比特对它们的请求很不耐烦,便派一只鹭鸶去,鹭鸶每天都要吃青蛙,没多久就把河里的青蛙吃得干干净净。
忽略自身的作用,依附外界要求被管理,是一种奴性的存在。其实命运是掌握在自己手中,不要把期望寄托于别人。

Story great wisdom
There were some frogs lived near a river and they felt trouble without a king to rule them, So they requested the god Cupid to assign a  King for them. Cupid knew they were simple-minded so he threw a log into the river. The frogs felt that the king was too dull and made the request again to Cupid to send another king. Thus, Cupid sent an eel to manage them, but the frogs thought that eels naturally too kind and not fit to be the king. Therefore, they went to see Cupid again for re-election of the king. Cupid was very impatient of their requests and he sent a egret which have to consume a frog everyday. It did not take too long to clear out all the frogs near the river.
By ignore our own role and asked to be attached to the outside management is a servile behaviour. In fact, fate is in our own hands and do not expect from others.


44. 小故事大智慧
自从兔子赛跑输给乌龟后,心里总是不甘心,于是又约了乌龟再比一次,但这次乌龟又取得胜利,因为兔子心太急,没有辨清目标就跑,结果没有跑到终点。兔子还是不服气,要再比一次,这次为免子将要跑到终点时,它高兴地转身看乌龟跑到哪里了?当它又转回身,乌龟已经到终点了,原来乌龟是咬住兔子的尾巴,在兔子转身时,借力甩到前面终点的。兔子更不服气,一定要再比一次,它吸取前几次教训,可是这次乌龟已经在终点等它很久了,兔子彻底认输,但它要知道为何输了,乌龟说:“我是打车过来的。”
善于借力,光凭自己的力量有时是很难成功的,如果传统模式已经不适应现在的发展,就一定要不断地创新。

Story of great wisdom
Since losing  the race to tortoise,  the hare was not convinced. So it asked for another race with the tortoise but this time the tortoise won again. It was because the rabbit was too anxious before the race and it failed to take note of the destination ending point. The hare was still not convinced and asked for a new race again.  This time round when the hare was almost reaching the ending point, it was very happy, and it decided to turn around to look out where was the tortoise. Just as it did that  the tortoise took the opportunity by biting the tail of hare and then leveraged the strength of the turn around of hare and flung to the ending point in the nick of time. The hare was not convinced at all and it insisted to have another race. The hare was so determined that it should win after learning from the previous lessons.   However the tortoise was ahead of hare and waited for it at the ending point for quite a while. The hare had to admit defeat completely but it  wanted to know why it lost. The  tortoise said: "I won the race by taking a ride from other."

To be successful we have to leverage on other's strength and not solely on our own. And we must continue to update and innovate new plan and way to ensure our success.


45. 小故事大智慧
狮子图谋霸业,准备开拓自己的疆域,便决定与邻国开战。出征前它举行了御前军事会议,并派出大臣通告百兽,要大家根据各自的特长担负不同的工作。大象驮运军需用品,熊冲锋厮杀,狐狸出谋划策当参谋,猴子则充当间谍深入敌后,有动物建议把驴子和兔子送走,因为驴子反应太慢,而兔子会动摇军心。狮子不同意,它认为驴子可做司号兵,而兔子可当联络员和通讯员。后来,在战争中果然是每个动物都发挥出了最大的用处,取得了胜利。
找对人,才能做对的事。每个人都有优点和长处,让他们到最适合的岗位做最适合他们做的事。

Story of great wisdom
Once a lion plotted a plan to increase its dominance by attacking the territory of its neighbours. And part of preparation before going to the war,  they wanted to hold a military meeting. As such a minister was sent to notify all animals and each was supposed to be assigned a task based on its strength. A elephant was tasked to transport  military supplies whereas a bear was responsible for attacking and assault the enemy.  A fox was assigned to be the  advisor of the planning of war and a monkey would be the spy that would be penetracting into the enemy camp. Some animals had  suggested that both donkey and rabbit should have been left out for this war as the reaction of donkey was too slow whereas the presence of rabbit would create unsettling effect among the animals. However the lion did not agree so instead it felt the donkey could be a bugler and the rabbit could serve as  correspondent and help in communication. Later on they indeed won the war as each of the animas had played useful and appropriate role.

We must know how  to identify  the right people to do the right job . Each has  strength and talent  we must know how to assign them to the most suitable position so as to carry their task effectively.


46. 小故事大智慧
很久以前,挪威人从深海捕捞的沙丁鱼还没到达海岸都已经口吐白沫了,渔民们想了无数的办法想让沙丁鱼活着上岸,但都失败了。然而,有一条渔船却总能带着活鱼上岸,他们带来的活鱼自然比死鱼贵出好几倍。后来,人们才发现其中的奥秘,原来他们在沙丁鱼糟里放进了鲇鱼。鲇鱼是沙丁鱼的天敌,它出于天性会不断地追逐沙丁鱼,沙丁鱼便会拼命游动,激发了其内部的活力,从而活了下来。
竟争的本能是一种野性的激励。与对手良性的竞争是必要的,它会使我们拥有更高的生存能力。

Story of great wisdom
Long time ago, when the sadines harvested  from the deap sea by the Norwegian fishermen were dead before they returned to the shore.  Many fishermen had tried many methods to make sure the sardines survive but failed.  However, there was  one fisherman who was able to bring back the sardines alive as such he was able to sell them at higher price.  The reason for that particular fisherman  be able to do so was discovered later. The catfishes were put in together with the sardines. The catfishes are the enemy of sardines and it is its instinct to go after the sardines as such the sardines have to keep moving away  from the catfishes desperately. That has directly spurred the sardines to fight for its survival.

A healthy competition serves as motivation factor for all and spur us to work and  fight harder so that we are able to  be sustainable.


47. 小故事大智慧
一匹黑狼吃饱了,安逸地躺在草地上睡觉,一匹灰狼气喘吁吁地从它身边经过,这使黑狼十分惊奇,便对它为何这般没命地奔跑?灰狼答:“听说狮子快来了,它跑得很快。”黑狼嗤之以鼻,心想追一只羚羊用不了多大力气,便继续睡觉。后来,狮子真的来了,整个草原上的羚羊奔跑的速度变得极快,这匹狼不再这么容易得到食物,不久便饿死了。死时它不住地怨恨狮子破坏了它宁静的生活。
竟争无处不在,谁也无法排除将面临的各种威胁和挑战,唯有不断锐意进取,居安思危,才是真正生存之道。

Story of great wisdom
After a heavy meal, a black wolf was lying on the grass taking a nap comfortably. A grey wolf ran pass it with heavy panting. The black wolf was surprised and asked the grey wolf why it had to run so desperately.  The grey wolf replied: " I overheard that a lion is coming and it can run very fast."  However the black wolf scoffed at the gray wolf and thought that since it did not take much of its effort to go after an antelope why should it worry. Thus it continued its sleep. Soon, the lion did appear as such the antelopes became more alert and were able to run for its life much faster than before. And the black wolf was no longer so easy to get any food and soon it starved to death. The black wolf blamed the lion for desrupting its rountine and easy lifestlye before dying.

Changes and competitions are constant and everywhere, we must always be prepared and adopt a lifelong learning attitude to embrace such threats and challenges in our journey of life.


48. 小故事大智慧
一匹黑狼吃饱了,安逸地躺在草地上睡觉,一匹灰狼气喘吁吁地从它身边经过,这使黑狼十分惊奇,便对它为何这般没命地奔跑?灰狼答:“听说狮子快来了,它跑得很快。”黑狼嗤之以鼻,心想追一只羚羊用不了多大力气,便继续睡觉。后来,狮子真的来了,整个草原上的羚羊奔跑的速度变得极快,这匹狼不再这么容易得到食物,不久便饿死了。死时它不住地怨恨狮子破坏了它宁静的生活。
竟争无处不在,谁也无法排除将面临的各种威胁和挑战,唯有不断锐意进取,居安思危,才是真正生存之道。

Story of great wisdom
After a heavy meal, a black wolf was lying on the grass taking a nap comfortably. A grey wolf ran pass it with heavy panting. The black wolf was surprised and asked the grey wolf why it had to run so desperately.  The grey wolf replied: " I overheard that a lion is coming and it can run very fast."  However the black wolf scoffed at the gray wolf and thought that since it did not take much of its effort to go after an antelope why should it worry. Thus it continued its sleep. Soon, the lion did appear as such the antelopes became more alert and were able to run for its life much faster than before. And the black wolf was no longer so easy to get any food and soon it starved to death. The black wolf blamed the lion for desrupting its rountine and easy lifestlye before dying.

Changes and competitions are constant and everywhere, we must always be prepared and adopt a lifelong learning attitude to embrace such threats and challenges in our journey of life.


49. 小故事大智慧
 一只年幼的老鼠,想事情单纯无比,他认为讨饶能使老猫心软。有一天他被猫捉住了。“请饶了我吧,我这么小的个子,不会吃太多的东西,更不会成为这家的负担的。您认为,主人及全家会因为我而挨饿吗?我仅吃一颗麦粒就能饱,一个核桃都能把我的肚皮撑破。现在我很瘦,我长的肥一些以后,您再把我捉去给您的少爷吃吧。” 猫铁石心肠:“跟我说这些是没用的,让我饶了你那也绝对不行。猫捉老鼠是我的天职,我不能放过你。你也不用假惺惺地关心我的孩子,说的再多也没用。”猫终究没有放过这只小老鼠。
不能从自己的角度单纯地考虑别人的心思,这样往往会遭遇失败。

Story of great wisdom
A young innocent mice has a simple mind. One day when it was caught by a cat it thought that by pleading to the cat it should be able to touch its soft spot.  "Please have mercy on me ! I am still  small and I do not eat alot thus I won't be a burden to the household. Do you think your master and his family will be starved  because me? I eat one grain merely and I will be full, and a walnut will cause  my belly to be burst. I am very thin now and why don't you wait till I am fatter then you catch me to feed your child?", said the mice. However the cat was not moved at all. " Catching mice is my instinct and it is useless for you to plead me. I won't let you go and you do not need to concern my child hypocritically," warned  the cat. It eventually kill the mice.
We should never put ourselves in other shoes in such a simple perspective. In reality it is always more complex than you think thus we must always put in more thought and analysis so that we have clearer picture and perspective.


50. 小故事大智慧
以下是一个美国人的经历:
1832年,他失业。同年竟选洲议员落败。
1833年,经商失败。
1834年,当选洲议员。
1835年,丧偶。
1836年,患精神衰弱症。
1838年,竟选洲议员议长落败。
1843年,争取党提名竟选联邦众议员未成。
1846年,当选众议员。
1849年,争取国有土地局局长一职被拒。
1854年,竞争参议员落败。
1856年,争取党提名为美国副总统候选人未成。
1858年,竞争参议员再度落选。
1860年,当选为美国总统。
这个人就是美国人都敬仰的总统,亚伯拉罕·林肯。
千万不要以为失败是永久的,要把失败当做迟来的成功。坚持不懈,奋战到底,胜利终会来临的。

Story of great wisdom
The following is an American life experience:
In 1832, he lost his job . In the same year , he  lost the election as memeber of parliament for state too.
In 1833, his business failed.
In 1834, he was  elected as member of parliament for state.
In 1835, he lost his spouse.
In 1836, he suffered from mental debilitating disorder .
In 1838,  he was not elected as parliament speaker for state.
In 1843, he failed to be nominated as congressman.
In 1846, he was elected to be the House of Representatives .
In 1849, he was rejected as  Secretary for State Land Office.
In 1854, he was defeated in  Senate election.
In 1856, he failed to be  nominated as candidate for the US vice presidential election.
In 1858, he failed again in Senator election.
In 1860, he was elected as US president.
This person was the Americans most respected president, Mr Abraham Lincoln .

Any failure we suffered and experienced in our journey of life should not be the hindrance for our success. We should be persevered and keep on fighting and moving forward with our best ability.


51. 小故事大智慧
一头驴跑进羊群里,它看看自己再看看羊群里的羊,觉得自己高大许多,就昂起头,很自豪地说:“孩子们,你们看见没有?我比你们高出了一倍还多。我不仅长得高大魁伟,我的智慧和勇敢也是你们不可比的。如果我愿意的话,我早就当上了百兽之王。” 驴正在得意地说着,忽然传来狼嚎声,高大的驴听说狼来了,赶快趴下,拼命往羊群里钻,恨不得把身子缩得比羊还小。
在弱者面前充英雄,其心理状态也许比弱者还不如。在现实生活中,往往是越没本事的人越骄傲,越爱表现自己。

Story of great wisdom
A donkey ran into a flock of sheep.  It then took a look among them and it felt that it was so much taller than all of them.  It took so much  pride and declared to them, " Kids! look at me, not only I am bigger size than all of you, your wisdom and  courage can never match mine either. I would have become the king of animals if I wish to be."  Just as it finished  those statement arrogantly, a howling from a wolf could be heard suddenly.  The donky got onto the ground quickly and it tried to hide and took cover among the sheep desperately.

A person shows sign of weakness if he or she tries to act as a hero among the weakers. In reality only non competent and capable people are trying to show off and behave arrogantly.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A stitch in time saves nine

Just had a sharing with a friend and the following came to my mind which i would like to share.

Health is wealth.
Health is priceless.
Money can be earned.
Quality of life can be lost and never be the same.

Let me quote a phrase tat my girl told me last week which she read from a book i bought for them years ago, a stitch in time save nine.

When the hole is small, we don't fix it, it will become a bigger hole and more work has to be done.


Prevention is better than cure.
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Healthy salad for dinner again today!

Tonight's vegetarian dinner!

Sweet potato fries and vegetarian ABC soup

Salad
Shitake mushroom
Lettuce
Raisin
Sunflower seeds
Purple cabbage
Cherry tomatoes
Alfalfa
Pumpkin
Rose apple
Blueberry

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Monday, 19 October 2015

Childhood is not a race



In the midst of chasing for result,  we must slowly down to inculcate the values within each result.

In the midst of preparing Alyssa for grade 2 piano exam,  I asked what result she wants.
She wants a distinction and receive award like her cousin.  So I asked how can she achieve it, she said she needs to practise daily.

We don't really drill our kids. When they receive their end result,  we let them look back at the amount of effort they put in.  If we fail to plan; then plan to fail.

Thoughts lead to feelings
Feelings lead to actions
Actions lead to RESULT

We also taught them life is never fair,  money don't grow on trees, a stitch in time save nine (Alyssa surprised me with using this quote twice on me and her bro), early bird catches the worms etc.

Learning is an ongoing process.  Children is our teacher in life too.

Values are more important than being academically smart.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Salad breakfast with ENCORE

Salad again!
Our breakfast. Yummy!

Lately we are enjoying our weekly salad meal, the kids simply love it!

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Shitake mushroom
Tomatoes
Carrot
Purple cabbage
Lettuce
Raisin
Sunflower seeds
Corn
Lime juice
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Friday, 16 October 2015

Dementia & Aluminum

Lately, i have been seeing articles from different media on health concern about DEMENTIA.  In fact i have shelved this write up for a couple of months.

As i was looking for baking kit, i chanced upon baking trays made from aluminium and i recalled what Dr Chen Jau Fei had shared with us.

Aluminium can cause DEMENTIA as well as other health related diseases as toxin are accumulated and unable to excrete efficiently and effectively by our detoxification organs when they age prematurely due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle.

Aluminium exist beside in our soil and also in:
Food
Additive
colouring
raising agent
children food
processed food
canned food

Hardware
baking tray
aluminium foil
Food packaging

Daily necessity
sunscreen
deodorant
cosmetics

Medicine
Aspirins
Antacid

I have been hearing from people that tell me eat in moderation......
All these minute will amount to plenty, do you agree?  Same analogy when we tell our kids to save 10c a day and 1 year they will have $36.50 a year and 10 years $365.  Similarly, diseases and cancers are accumulated the same way.

 This may particularly affect children who consume food with higher amounts of aluminium such as bread and bakery products, cocoa and cocoa products, and some leafy vegetables.”


Cut down on the unhealthy diet above.  Prevention is better than cure.  E MEMORIES is convenient food to reduce the risk of dementia.

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Rare purple carrot in Vegecolor!

Have you seen this before? 

First time in my life! 

It is very rare. I found it while grocery shopping just now at onekm. 



The best thing is it is in our VEGECOLOR!
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We need to eat a rainbow of vegetables & fruits daily. These are the whys.






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Recipe: vegecolor with porridge, ideal for picky eaters


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Recipe: Healthy fruit salad with Encore for breakfast


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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Recipe: homemade healthy ondeh ondeh with Vegecolor





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Thursday, 1 October 2015

A Healthy & Convenient Breakfast

The 10 breakfast you should avoid (click to read).

The 10 healthy food that are killing you (click to read).


Gonna add EVERSTAY-D & VEGECOLOR together with OXYGINBERRY for my wholesome healthy breakfast for my whole family!!!  All wholesome plant, fruits and vegetables are manufactured using Freeze Drying method to retain the highest nutrients. No chemicals & preservatives. Real food. 




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  Breakfast Set A - Oxyginberry, vegecolor and Everstay-D 

Breakfast Set B - Oxyginberry, Vegecolor and Nutrifresh 



What happen when we skip breakfast???
1. Gain weight
2. Loses energy
3. Increases hunger
4. Metabolism drops
5. Digestive system affected
6. Increase risks of high cholesterol 
7. Increase risks of diabetes 
8. Decline in alertness 
9. etc

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