Short Stories



A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.” “Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.” “There’s something you should know the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”
“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.” “No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.” “Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.” At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.
The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to Love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.
Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional
love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are. Tonight, before you
tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept
people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!
There’s a miracle called Friendship that dwells in the heart you don’t know how it happens or when it
gets started but you know the special lift It always brings And you realize that Friendship Is God’s most
precious gift! Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed
they lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

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Piece of Cake…?

Sometimes we ask ourselves: What did I do to deserve this?

Why does God let these things happen to me?

Here is the explanation…

A daughter tells her mother how everything is going wrong for her;
She probably failed her Math exam,

…Her boyfriend just dumped her… for her best friend.

In times so sad, a good mother knows just the thing to cheer up her daughter… “I make a delicious cake.” In that moment themother hugged her daughter and walked her to the kitchen, while her daughter attempted to smile.

While the mother prepared the utencils and ingredients, her daughter sat across from her at the counter. Her mother asks,
“Sweetheart, would you like a piece of cake?”
Her daughter replies, “Sure,mom, you know how I love cake.”

“Alright…” the mother
said, “Drink some of this cooking oil.” Shocked, the daughter responded,
“What?!? No way!!!

“How about a couple of raw eggs?”
To this the daughter responded, “Are you kidding?”

“How about a little flour?” “No, mom, I’ll be sick!”

The mother responded,
“All of these things are uncooked and taste bad, but if you put them together…

…They make a delicious cake!”

God works the same way. When we ask ourselves why does he make us go through these difficult times, we don’t realize the what/where these events may bring us. Only He knows and he will not let us fall.
We don’t need to settle for the raw ingredients, trust in Him… And see something fantastic come about!

God loves us so much…
He send us flowers every spring…

…He makes the sun rise every morning…

… And anytime you need to talk… He is there to listen!

He can live anywhere in the universe…
But He choses to live in your heart!

Send this message to those you truly appreciate…
I did, and I hope your day is a “Piece of Cake”!

Have a Great Cake!
Oops!
I mean a Great DAY!


Priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates.

Ahead of him is a guy who’s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans.

Saint Peter addresses him, “Who are you, so that I may know whether or not to admit you into the Kingdom of Heaven ?”

The guy replies, “I’m Joe Cohen, taxi driver, from New York .”

Saint Peter consults his list. He smiles and says to the taxi driver,

Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven .”

Now it’s the priest’s turn. He stands erect and booms out, “I am the Right Reverend Joseph Snow, pastor of Saint Mary’s for the last forty-three years.”

Saint Peter consults his list. He says to the priest,

Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven .”

Just a minute,” says the priest. “That man was a taxi driver. Why does he get a silken robe and golden staff?”

Results,” shrugged Saint Peter………..

“While you preached, people slept. When he drove, people prayed.”

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Moral of the story:

It’s Performance, Not Position that Counts

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The A jobless man applied for the position of “office boy” at Microsoft.

HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.

“You are employed” he said. “Give me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.

The man replied “But I don’t have a computer, neither an email”.

“I’m sorry”, said the HR manager. If you don’t have an email, that means you do not exist, and who doesn’t exist, cannot have the job.”

The man left with no hope at all. He didn’t know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg Tomato crate. He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60. The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled every day. Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.

5 years later, the man become one of the biggest food retailers in the US. He started to plan his family’s future, and decided to have a life insurance. He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan.

When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email.

The man replied, “I don’t have an email.”

The broker answered curiously,”You don’t have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an e mail?!!”

The man thought for a while and replied, “Yes, I’d be an office boy at Microsoft!”

Moral of the story:

M1 – Internet is not the solution to your life.

M2 – If you don’t have internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.

M3 – If you received this message by email, you are closer to being an office boy/girl, than a millionaire. ..

Have a great day!!!


One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my Spirituality… I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. God, I said. Can you give me one good reason not to quit His answer surprised me…
Look around, He said. Do you see the fern and the bamboo
Yes, I replied.

When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth.

Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.

In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit. He said.

Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing
roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle. He said to me.

Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots
I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you.

Don’t compare yourself to others. He said. The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.

Your time will come, God said to me. You will rise high

How high should I rise I asked.

How high will the bamboo rise He asked in return.

As high as it can I questioned

Yes. He said, Give me glory by rising as high as you can.

I left the forest and bring back this story. I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.

He will never give up on you!


The Manager says: “Do you have any sales experience?” The Salesman says: “Sir, I was a salesman back for five years”
Well, the boss liked the salesman, so he gave him the job. ” You start tomorrow, I will come down after we close and see how you did.” His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.

After the store was locked up, the boss came down. “How many sales did you make today?” Salesman says: “Sir, Just ONE sale.” The boss says: “Just one? No! No! You see here our sales people average 20 0r 30 sales a day.” If you want to keep this job, you would better be doing better than just one sale.

By the way, how much was the sale for?” Salesman says: “$101237.64″

Boss says: “$101237.64? what the hell did you sell?” Salesman says: ” Sir, First I sold him small fish-hook”.

Then I sold him medium fish-hook. Then I sold him large fish-hook.

Then I sold him new fishing rod and some fishing gear. Then I ask him where he’s going fishing and he said down on the coast, so I told him he’ll be needing a boat, so we went down to the boating department and I sold him twin engine Chris Craft.

Then he said he didn’t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to our automotive department and sold him that 4X4 Blazer.
I then ask him where he’ll be staying, and since he had no accommodation, I took him to camping department and sold him one of those new igloo 6 sleeper camper tents.

The boss said: “You’re not serious? A guy came in here to buy a fish-hook and you sold him a boat, a 4X4 truck and a tent?”

Salesman says: ” No Sir, actually he came in to buy Anacin for his headache, and I said: Well, fishing is the best way to relax your mind.”


An old man lived alone. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament:

Dear Son,
I am feeling pretty bad, because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because your mother always loved planting time. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison.
Love, Dad

Shortly, the old man received this telegram “For HEAVEN’S SAKE, Dad, don’t dig up the garden! That’s where I buried the GUNS!”

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police officers showed up and started digging up the entire garden without finding any guns. Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened and asking him what to do next.

His son’s reply was “Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad, It’s the best I could do for you from here.”

– Moral Of the Story –

“NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING DEEP FROM YOUR HEART, YOU CAN DO IT. IT IS THE THOUGHT THAT MATTERS NOT WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE THE PERSON IS”

“Nothing is Impossible”

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