The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

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The Echo

Here is today’s story from my never ending note book and everlasting pencil.

A man and his fine young son were walking in the forest. Suddenly the young boy trips and feels a very sharp pain and he screams out, “Ahhhhh.”

Surprised, he hears a voice coming from the mountain, “Ahhhhh.”

Filled with curiosity, he shouts, “Who are you?” but the only answer he receives is: “Who are you?”

This makes him angry, so he screams, “You are a coward!” and the voice answers, “You are a coward!”

He looks at his father asking, “Dad, what is going on?”

“Son,” his wise father replies, “pay attention!”

Then he calls out, “I admire you!”

The voice answers, “I admire you!”

The father shouts, “You are wonderful!” and the voice answers, “You are wonderful!”

The boy is surprised, but still can’t understand what is going on.

Then the wise father explains, “People call this ‘ECHO’ but truly it is ‘LIFE!’

Life always gives you back what you give out! Life is a mirror of your actions. If you want more love, give more love!

If you want more kindness, give more kindness! If you want understanding and respect, give understanding and respect. If you
want people to be patient and respectful to you, give patience and respect!

This rule of nature applies to every aspect of our lives.”

Life always gives you back what you give out.

Your life is not a coincidence, but a mirror of your own doings.

What is the message in  today’s story for you – and for your children?

How can you teach your children to be tolerant, kind, compassionate and respectful of themselves first –  and then of others?

How can this story help you to develop more self esteem within your kids?

What will be the benefit if you do develop stronger self esteem and self confidence in your children’s lives and how will that affect their expectations in Life?

What small step can you take today to start a better echo?


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