Daddi Can you give me 10$ ?

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  1. muslim

    muslim Well-Known Member







    A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door.


    "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"

    "Yeah, sure, what is it?" replied the man.

    "Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?"

    "That's none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.

    "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy.

    "If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour."

    "Oh, " the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?"

    The father was furious. "If the only reason you want to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you're being so selfish. I work long, hard hours everyday and don't have time for such childish games."

    The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy's questioning. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money. After an hour or so , the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. May be there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door. "Are you asleep son?" he asked.

    "No daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy.

    "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier," said the man. "It's been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here's that $10.00 you asked for."

    The little boy sat straight up, beaming. "Oh, thank you daddy!" he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man.

    "Why did you want more money if you already had some?" the father grumbled.

    "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied. "Daddy, I have $20.00 now... Can I buy an hour of your time?"


     
  2. muslim

    muslim Well-Known Member

    Another story


    The Shipwreck





    The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island ....

    He prayed feverishly for Allah to rescue him,and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

    Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions.

    But then one day, after scavenging for food,he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The worst had happened;everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger.

    "Allah, how could you do this to me!" he cried.
    (Comment; Plenty of people use such statement --- think again you should never qestion Allah nor object to his willing)

    Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him.

    "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

    It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly.
    But we shouldn't lose heart, because Allah is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering.

    Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground--it just may be a smoke signal that summons The Grace of Allah.
     
  3. muslim

    muslim Well-Known Member

    third one

    Stay Sharp !



    Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason,the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

    His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

    "Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!" Very motivated for the boss' words, the woodcutter try harder the next day,but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

    "I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

    "When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked. "Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees."

    Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don't take time to sharpen the axe." In today's world, it seems that everyone is busier than ever, but less happy than ever. Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay sharp?

    There's nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But God doesn't want us to get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in life, like taking time to pray, to read. We all need time to relax, to think and meditate, to learn and grow.

    If we don't take time to sharpen the axe, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness. So start today. Think about the ways by which you could do your job more effectively and add a lot of value to it.

     
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