20 March, 2012

The Oyster's Story

There once was an oyster whose story we will tell you all, who found that sand had got under his shell; just one little grain, but it gave him much pain, for oysters have feelings although they’re so plain. Now, did he berate the working of Fate which had led him to such a deplorable state? Did he turn to the Government, or blame other oysters? No; as he lay on the shelf, he said to himself, “If I cannot remove it, I’ll try to improve it.”

So the years rolled by as the years always do, and he came to his ultimate destiny — stew.
And this small grain of sand which had bothered him so, had become a beautiful pearl, all richly aglow. Now this tale has a moral — for isn’t it grand what an oyster can do with a grain of sand — And what splendid results may occur if we begin to work on problems that get under our skin!

We all have problems that get under our skin. The usual approach to problems is to complain, criticize, and point fingers. Those are negative approaches, with the problem being in control, and you reacting to it.

The oyster chose a positive approach. He assumed control of the problem, and steadily applied himself toward transforming his situation into something beautiful. The same strategy will work for you.

Remember one truth — what you fail to master in your life will eventually master you.
Fear, anger, misery. Rather than they hold sway over your life, why not make the best out of the worst situation.

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