"You are the person who has to decide. Whether you'll do it or toss it aside;
You are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar.
Or just be contented to stay where you are."
~Edgar A. Guest
A beggar asked Ibrahim for charity Ibrahim told him: "I'll give you better than that;come with me." Ibrahim accompanied the beggar to a merchant, and asked him to find a job for the beggar. As Ibrahim was well trusted, the merchant didn't hesitate to give some merchandises to the beggar and asked him to travel and sell them in another city.
A few days later,Ibrahim found the beggar still in a miserable condition; surprised, he asked him about the matter. The beggar informed him: "While traveling, I found a blind eagle in the desert, and I was very curious how it got food though it was blind; I observed it for some time, and, to my big surprise, another eagle came with and fed it. Thus, I said to myself: it's WHO took care of that blind eagle in this desert who will also take care of me! I returned to the city and give the merchant back his goods."
Ibrahim,after reflection, asked him: "But tell me, why did you choose to be the blind eagle, not the other one, who could fly, chase, and take care of others?"
Albert Camus said ,
"Life is the sum of all your choices."
and he was absolutely right.
We have the freedom to choose
the roles we wish to play....
Some always choose the role of the giver...
some others always want to be
at the receiving end.
An awesome life would be one of balance......
where sometimes one is the joyous giver
and at other times the grateful receiver.