Sunday 17 June 2012


An old man saw a scorpion drowning and decided to pull it out from the water. He calmly extended his hand to reach the creature: when he did, the scorpion stung him.

With the effect of the pain, the old man let go the creature and it fell back into the water. The man, realizing that the scorpion was drowning again, got back and tried to rescue it but then again, it stung him.

He let go of it again... A young boy standing by, approached the old man and said, " excuse me sir, you are going to hurt yourself trying to save the evil-vicious creature: why do you insist?

Don't you realize that each time you try to help the scorpion, it stings you? The man replied, "The nature of the scorpion is to sting and mine is to help." He will not change in helping the scorpion.

The man thought for a while and used a leaf from a nearby tree to pull the scorpion out from the water and saved it's life... Then, turning to the little boy:

Let your conscience be your guide in whatever you do... When life presents you with a thousand reasons to cry, show it that you have a thousand reasons or more to smile. More importantly, always be the reason for that precious smile!!!

Signature: d'prince

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