A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read, “Puppies For Sale”.
Signs like that have a way of attracting small children, and sure enough, a little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign. “How much are you going to sell the puppies for?” he asked.
The store owner replied, “Anywhere between $30 to $50.”The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some change. “I have $2.37,” he said, “Can i please look at them?’
The store owner smiled and whistled and out of the kennel came ‘lady’, who ran down the aisle of his store followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur. One puppy was lagging considerably behind. Immediately, the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy and said, “What’s wrong with that little dog?”
The store owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and had discovered it didn’t have a hip socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame. The little boy became excited and said, “That is the little puppy i want to buy.” The store owner said, “No, you don’t want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I’ll give him to you.”
The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the store owner’s eyes, pointing his fingers and said, “I don’t want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I’ll pay the full price. .In fact, I ‘ll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until i have paid for him fully.”The store owner countered, “You really don’t want puppies.”
To this, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up at the store owner and softly replied. “Well, I don’t run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands !”
In life, it does not matter what happened to you, good or bad. It depends on how you treasure the good and react to the bad.
What you are today,
Is what you have done yesterday
What you will be tommorrow
Is what you do today.