Category Archives: Lovingly

Story: A Short Story on Self Confidence

Story: A Short Story on Self Confidence

There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out.

Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.

After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”

He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.”

Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.

The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world!

“I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.

With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.

“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.”

And she led the old man away by the arm.

The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.

Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

Advertisements

  • SWAHILI:
    Imba wimbo
    Wa upepo
    Wakati unajua na

    Imba wimbo
    Wa upepo
    Wakati ndoto tamu

    Lala mpaka usiku isha
    Upepo wa usiku
    Wimbo wako na

    Wimbo wangu inaendelea
    Upepo wa usiku
    Wimbo wako na

    Imba wimbo
    Wa upepo
    Wakati unajua na

    Imba wimbo
    Wa upepo
    (Imba wimbo wa upepo)
    Wakati ndoto tamu
    (Wakati wakati ndoto tamu)

    (Lala mpaka)
    Lala mpaka usiku isha
    Upepo wa usiku
    (Wimbo wimbo wako na)
    Wimbo wako na

    Upepo wa usiku
    Wimbo wako na

    Imba wimbo
    Wa upepo
    Wakati unajua na

    Imba wimbo
    Wa upepo
    Wakati ndoto tamu

    Lala mpaka usiku isha
    Upepo wa usiku
    Wimbo wako na

    Wimbo wangu inaendelea
    Upepo wa usiku
    Wimbo wako na

    ENGLISH:
    Sing the song
    Of the wind
    When you know it’s time and

    Sing the song
    Of the wind
    When having sweet dreams

    Sleep until the night ends
    The wind of the night
    Your song and my song

    Our song goes on
    The wind of the night
    Your song and my song

    Sing the song
    Of the wind
    When you know it’s time and

    Sing the song
    Of the wind
    (Sing the song of the wind)
    When having sweet dreams
    (When having sweet dreams)

    (Sleep until)
    Sleep until the night ends
    The wind of the night
    (Your song and my song)
    Your song and my song

    The wind of the night
    Your song and my song

    Sing the song
    Of the night wind
    When you know it’s time and

    Sing the song
    Of the night wind
    When having sweet dreams

    Sleep until the night wind ends
    The wind of the night
    Your song and my song

    Our song goes on
    The wind of the night
    Your song and my song

  •               

Login to Comment

or 
Create Account 

  • No Comments

About    Terms

Rate Comment

Up Down

Gone too soon

Hey there now
Where’d you go
You left me here so unexpected
You changed my life
I hope you know
cause now I’m lost
So unprotected

In a blink of an eye
I never got to say goodbye

Like a shooting star
Flyin’ across the room
So fast so far
You were gone too soon
You’re part of me
And I’ll never be
The same here without you
You were gone too soon

You were always there
and like shining light
on my darkest days
you were there to guide me

Oh I miss you now
I wish you could see
Just how much your memory
Will always mean to me

# simple Plan

Marry me

Its a beautiful night, the sky glow like the sun

I seem to have nothing to do, my to do list complete

Hey babe I think i wanna marry you

The look in your eyes, betray your words

The dancing shoe, mini address tell more

who cares babe, I think i wanna marry you

I know place we can go

No one will know

We can blow our shirts and cash up

we will go go go,,,if you ready like  I am

I wanna marry you,,