Everyone of us drive many ships with many people on the crew. Wonder how? Yea we involve in many relationships J starting from our family relationship to the onsite coordinator relationship. Relationship with our family members is got by birth, we have no control in its making, but it is the first school which taught us many lessons. Family is our 1st world. We might have friendship the 2nd one in our life. We get into the relationship with a person who eventually becomes our life partner. Then we get promoted to a new role as a parent, a new relation which is born along with the kid. In our lifetime we have to drive any of these ships. We all enjoy sailing in these ships. The smooth ride will always be good. None of us like to break the bond in the relation until some misapprehension or an argument ignites.
It’s like sailing on a silent sea, which will be relaxing but when the ship hit by a storm or an iceberg, then it tests the stability of the ship.
Should such a situation arise, its better to be calm and think smartly. The mistake can be on either parties, so we have to speak our heart out. There should not be a single percent of ego in any relationship. If we are gonna have it, then it’s like digging an hole in a moving ship. Its always easy to destruct a relationship but it is very very difficult to build and maintain it. One small story strikes my mind now let me brief it out.
Once a Junior School teacher asked her students to bring some potatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each potato will be given a name of the person whom that child hates. Like this, the number of potatoes will be equal to the number of persons they hate. On a decided day the children brought their potatoes well addressed. Some had two, some had three and some had even fivepotatoes. The teacher said they have to carry these potatoes with them everywhere they go for a week. As the days passed the children started to complain about the spoiled smell that started coming from these potatoes.Also some students who had many potatoes complained that it was very heavy to carry them all around. The children got rid of this assignment after a week, when it got over.
The teacher asked, "How did you feel in this one week?" The children discussed their problems about the smell and weight. Then the teacher said, "This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don't like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go. If you cannot bear the smellof spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the impact of this hatred that you carry throughout your life, on your heart?"
* OUR HEART IS A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN THAT NEEDS A REGULAR CLEANING OF UNWANTED WEEDS.
* FORGIVE THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEHAVED WITH YOU AS EXPECTED AND FORGET THE BAD THINGS. THIS ALSO MAKES ROOM AVAILABLE FOR STORING GOOD THINGS.
So let’s drop all the hatred and avenge we have in our thoughts in this day of the year and start the year afresh. Let’s plant flowers in our heart not the thorns.