“Never ever give up….”

“Never ever give up….”

One day I decided to quit…
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
His answer surprised me…
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.

When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light. I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.
“In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. “I would not quit.” He said. “Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant… But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.”

He said to me. “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots.”
“I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you. Don’t compare your self to others …” He said. The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern … Yet, they both make the forest beautiful.”
Your time will come, God said to me. You will rise high!

How high should I rise?” I asked.
How high will the bamboo rise? He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.
“Yes” He said….  “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”

I left the forest and bring back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. Never regret a day in your life.

Good days give you happiness;
Bad days give you experiences;
Both are essential to life.

Happiness keeps you Sweet!
Trials keep you Strong!!

Sorrows keep you Human!
Failures keep you Humble!!

Success keeps You Glowing!
But Only God keeps You Going!!

Unknown.

About Piyuni no pamrat ( પિયુનીનો પમરાટ )

"પિયુનીનો પમરાટ " પારૂ કૃષ્ણકાંત "પિયુની"નો ગુજરાતી બ્લોગ . ગુજરાતી કવિતા , પ્રેમકાવ્યો, બોધકાવ્યો, પ્રકૃતીકાવ્યો, પ્રેરણાત્મક વાર્તા ..કથાઓ , મીઠા સંભારણા, "અનુભાવવાણી", પ્રેમ, All about Love , Food for thought , અને બીજું ઘણું બધું...... પ્રેમનું ઝરણું બની વહેવું મુજને , સ્વજનોના હ્રદય મહીં રહેવું મુજને , મોગરો બનીને મહેકવાને ચાહું. પધારો આપનું હ્રદયથી સ્વાગત છે. પારૂ કૃષ્ણકાંત 'પિયુની'
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6 Responses to “Never ever give up….”

  1. Steve Harrison says:

    Interesting Post!

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  2. Steve Harrison says:

    Interesting Post!

    The market has been TERRIBLE here, but I still enjoy investing.

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  3. raol1810pr says:

    Dear piyuni,
    what an inspiring story.once lord Buddha was traveling along with his disciples.one of them wanted to take a test of Buddha so he stopped at one tiny sapling and asked him “tell me lord will this tiny tree be able to live”?. Buddha said ” let me check ” then
    after a moment he replied ,”oh yes ! it will grow in to a big tree.” The diciple laughed and stemped on it and crushed it,and said “what do you think now”? “Let us see but i know i am right”,Buddha replied. After many years when they all returned to the same spot and place ,to utter dismay of that diciple there was a huge tree.”What did you do lord” ?asked the diciple.Buddha replied,” I did not do anything but I did search the very soul of that tiny tree and found that it had a very strong wish to live and survive against all odds, and i predicted .So the moral of story as you all know is do not give up but stand rock solid and that supreme power is always there.Thanks for a good poem or is it an article.

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  4. hansvahini says:

    This is wonderful. Those who are occasionally frustrated or tend to give up should percolate the message in their heart for better living.

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