We are trees, living two lives at once.

We are trees, living two lives at once. One life breaking out through the soil into this world. And even then, with all our might, we struggle to rise yet higher, climbing up towards the sun, desperate not to be torn away by the fury of its storms or consumed by its fires. Then there […]

Which way I ought to go from here? – Story About Goals

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where – ” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. ” – so long as I get […]

Meaningful chat: lucky or unlucky?

Let’s say, for example, that you were in a bank as it was being robbed and suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. Are you unlucky because you were the only one who was shot? Or were you lucky to be shot in the arm and not in the head?  

2 Apples

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mom came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mom one of your  apples? The girl looked up at her mom for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, […]

In mother’s womb

In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind […]

The Carpenter 

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife, enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker […]

The Goldfish Tank

A boy had a goldfish. And the goldfish bowl got dirty with dirty water.So the boy approached his mother and asked “mom how should I clean this?” So his mom told him to fill the bathtub with clean water and move the fish there. And that’s with the boy did. After a few minutes the […]

The Mechanic and The Doctor – Story About Skills

A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop. The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?” […]

Moral story about not giving up – The king’s challenge

A rich king is looking for a man to marry his daughter. He sets a challenge – each man who wants to qualify, must wear the royal metal armor and climb 500 stairs to the top of the mountain where the king’s castle is located. Many men from around the world come to take on […]

Funny Morning Prayer

Dear Lord, So far I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy or grumpy, nasty nor selfish. I haven’t eaten any chocolates. I’m really glad about that. But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed. And from then on, I’m going to need a […]

Toast With a Quote About Purpose of Life

“I once thought that if I could ask God one question, I would ask how the universe began, because once I knew that, all the rest is simply equations. But as I got older I became less concerned with how the universe began. Rather, I would want to know why he started the universe. For once I knew […]

What Decision Really Means – Toast About Decision Making

Here is a short wish and toast about decision making: The Latin root of the word “decide” means “to kill or to cut” (similar to “homicide”, “suicide”, “genocide”.) So when we decide to do something new, without killing something old, we don’t make a decision at all. We make an addition. And making additions is a […]

The Parrots – Funny Story About Respect

Here is a story about respect and the value of leadership… One day a man goes to a pet shop to buy a parrot. The assistant takes the man to the parrot section and asks the man to choose one. The man asks, ”How much is the yellow one?” The assistant says, ”$2000.” The man […]

Hidden Treasure – Story About Hard Work

Four young men sit by the bedside of their dying father. The old man, with his last breath, tells them there is a huge treasure buried in the family fields. The sons crowd around him crying, “where, where?”. But its too late. The day after the funeral and for many days to come, the young […]

The Town Ahead – Story About Attitude

A man pulled up to a gas station in the country. He asked the gas station attendant, “What are the people like in the next town up ahead?” The attendant said, “What were the people like in the town you just came from?” “Awful people,” the man responded. “Rude, cold, hostile, abrupt, unfriendly. They wouldn’t […]

3 Frogs – Riddle Story About Decisions

Question: There were once three frogs on a log and on of them made a decision to jump in. How many were left? Answer: There are still three frogs on a log, he only made a decision, he took no action! This short riddle story about decisions can be used to start a toast about […]

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The Problems Tree – Inspirational Story About Problems

A contractor that I hired to to do some repair work had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw broke down, and now his old pick-up truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in total silence. On […]

Cracked Pots – Inspirational Story About Being Yourself

A water bearer had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream […]

The Brick – Moral Story About Time

A successful executive was travelling down a neighbourhood street, going fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. All of a sudden, a brick flew and smashed into the Jaguar’s side door! He slammed on […]

Mother’s Day Quotes and Toasts

A collection of mothers day quotes, stories and toasts that can be used by son, daughters, husbands, friends and family. 6 years: Mom knows everything! 8 years: Mom knows a lot! 12 years: Mom really doesn’t know everything! 14 years: Mom knows nothing! 16 years: Mom, what mom? 18 years: Mom is outdated! 25 years: […]

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