Now many of you have asked me where I get my stores and quotes, most of them I have collected throughout my years of motivational speaking, I have also collected many of them from the computer too. The one I sent last night was from a dear friend who wrote me back this morning, and apologized because after doing more research... she found out that the story of the eagle wasn't completely true. Not sure why anyone would lie about that but, the concept and idea was touching. I am sorry that it wasn't the truth though. I guess I need to do my homework more! Anyway here is my thought about the whole thing.
- the quality or state of being untrue; falsity
- an untrue statement; falsehood; lie
- Obsolete unfaithfulness or disloyalty
THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied... "Things aren't always what they seem".
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel "how could you have let this happen!? The first man had everything, yet you helped him," he accused. "The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let their cow die."
"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied. "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."
Sometimes this is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You might not know it until some time later.
--- Author Unknown
Now I know for sure this story is true...for angels don't lie! :)
Have a great day, talk to you tonight, I am heading for bed for awhile.
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