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Everything Happens for Good

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Post by kena_quote » June 4, 2008, 1:50 am

I heard the story about a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he had grown up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that occurred in his life (positive or negative) and remarking, "This is good!"

One day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the king fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation the friend remarked as usual, "This is good!" to which the king replied, "No, this is not good!" and proceeded to send his friend to jail.

About a year later, the king was hunting in an area wherein he should have known not to hunt. Cannibals captured him and took them to their village. They tied his hands, stacked some wood, set up a stake and bound him to the stake. As they came close to set fire to the wood, they noticed that the king was missing a thumb. Being superstitious, they never ate anyone who was less than whole. So untying the king, they sent him on his way.

As he returned home, he was reminded of the event that had taken his thumb and felt remorse for his treatment of his friend. He went immediately to the jail to speak with his friend. "You were right", he said, "It was good that my thumb was blown off." And he proceeded to tell the friend all that had just happened. "And so I am very sorry for sending you to jail for so long. It was bad for me to do this."

"No," his friend replied, "this is good!" "What do you mean, 'this is good!' How could it be good that I sent my friend to jail for a year?"

"If I had not been in jail, I would have been with you, and I would have been eaten!

Everything that happens, happens only for good.

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Post by Hollyberry » June 8, 2008, 8:37 pm

Interesting story, thanks for sharing. It's all perspective, isn't it?
"It's all good."

Thank you again!

Holly
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~Willa Cather

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Post by kena_quote » June 9, 2008, 8:20 pm

I like stories with positive values. Thanks for your time in reading it holly. =)

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Post by flyingrabbit » July 15, 2008, 8:18 am

everything happens for a reason, doesn't it? :)
i also believe the reason is always good, because God is good.

thank you so much for sharing this story, kena! i like it so much..

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Post by kena_quote » July 15, 2008, 7:42 pm

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” - Duke Ellington

Hello flyingrabbit, a big big thank you for your appreciation. =)

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Post by Liebestraum » August 17, 2008, 12:08 pm

Dear Kena, this is a cute story, thank you for sharing it!

I too believe that there is always a hidden reason in everything that happens.

Love,
Margherita :)
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
(Rumi)

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Post by kena_quote » August 18, 2008, 9:13 pm

Margherita!

A big big thank you!

This story was my basis in looking always at the bright side of things.

"The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our pasts, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude." - Charles Swindoll

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Post by BEATRICE KOTEY » February 4, 2009, 6:24 am

THANK U SO MUCH FOR THIS INSPIRATIONAL STORY. IT HAS REALLY CHANGED MY WAY OF THINKING. I NOW KNOW THAT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN MY LIFE IS GOOD. GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY

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Post by kena_quote » February 4, 2009, 9:32 pm

That's great Beatrice!

I'm glad you have now a positive perspective in life. Yes, it was such a nice story, this was told to me when I was in my childhood days, and still its impact doesn't change.

Thank you very much and God will Bless you more. Live happily!

caremost,

Kena_quote =)

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Post by sarah_9 » May 25, 2009, 2:32 am

Hello,

This is one was really good :) , thanks for sharing it.




Regards,
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