On a hot summer day, A little boy and his mother were inside a lake house. The Little boy decided to go for a swim in the lake behind his house. The boy was really excited to go into the lake and swim in the cool lake so he just ran out.
The boy went into the lake and swam far without realizing that he swam right into the middle of that lake. Boy’s mother looked out of the window and saw an alligator approaching towards his son.
As she saw both of them getting closer to each other, she ran toward the little boy and yelled as loud as she could. She shouted about alligator approaching him and asked him to swim back toward the house.
Hearing the voice of his mother, the boy got alarmed and made U-turn to swim towards his mother but it was too late. Just as mother reached her little boy and grabbed his arm, at same moment alligator snatched on his legs.
That began a tug war between two. Alligator was too strong but the mother was too passionate to let her son go. At the same time, a farmer happens to pass by and heard the scream of the little boy and his mother. Farmer raced toward the lake and took his aim at the alligator and shot him, remarkably, after getting treated for weeks in the hospital, the boy survived. A newspaper reporter came to interview and asked him about the incident. The boy lifted his pants from legs which were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal.
But then, with pride, he said to reporters, “Look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms too.” Newspaper reporter, “Why these scars are great??”
The boy replied, “I have these scars on the arm because my mom wouldn’t let go.”
Debriefing of this story
Life is always a tug of war between problems and solutions. We focus too much on what we have lost and not on what we have gained. Remember there is always a positive scar for a negative one, so take pride in positive ones and accept the negative ones, don’t be ashamed of it.
Remember – “No one injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.”
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