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Mid Week Musings #281
In the middle of a beautiful city, there was a museum laid with beautiful marble tiles and with a huge marble statue as a part of the display. Many people from all over the world visited the museum every day and admired the beautifully crafted statue.
One night, the marble tiles started talking to the marble statue.
Marble Tiles: Hey statue, Don’t you think that it is just not fair that everybody from all over the world come all the way here to admire you while ignoring and stepping on me.
Marble Statue: My dear brother, marble tile, Don’t you remember we are actually from the same cave.
Marble Tile: Yes! I do, that is why I feel it is even more unfair. Both of us were born from the same cave and yet the world treats us so differently now. This is so unfair!
Marble Statue: Yes you are right my brother. But, do you still remember the day when the sculptor tried to work on you but you resisted the tools?
Marble Tiles: Yes, I despised that. How could he use those nasty tools on me?
Marble Statue: Well, Since you resisted the tools the sculpture couldn’t work on you. When they decided to give up on you, they started working on me instead. I knew at once that I would be something different and unique after their efforts. I bore all the painful tools used on me and allowed her to craft me as she wanted!
Marble Tiles: But those tools were so painful.
Marble Statue: My brother, there is a price for everything in life. Since you decided to resist and gave up half-way, you can’t blame anybody who steps on you now.!
The marble tiles silently listened to his brothers words. and started to reflect on them.
Perhaps it is true that the harder the knocks you go through in life, the more you learn and put them to use in the future!
So, try not to be discouraged by setbacks and failures! Keep trying to be better.
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