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Sahara desert
Sahara desert

 

The image is from Encyclopedia Britannica.

There was a huge garden in New York that attracted many visitors.

There was a sign outside the garden, which said: “Anyone who whistles when someone steals a tree or a flower will receive a reward of $200.”

“Why don’t you just say, ‘Whoever steals flowers and trees will be fined $200?'” A curious tourist asked the manager.

“Well, if we wrote it like that, we would only rely on my eyes to watch for thieves; but now, there may be hundreds of pairs of vigilant eyes to help us to monitor it!” The manager answered.

Purpose Is the Mother of Faith

There was an expedition from the United States, which took them across the Sahara Desert in intense sun, testing each member’s endurance and strength. Worst of all, everyone’s water container was empty

At this point, the captain took out the only water container with water in it and said:
“There is water here, but to save it, no one can drink the water until we cross safely.”

He let everyone each weigh the bottle with their hands. This heavy water bottle gave them great faith that they could finish this arduous journey.

Finally, the whole team made it across, arriving safely at their destination, and everyone cried. When the team opened the water can that had supported them and gave them the courage to cross the desert, they found that it was not full of water, but instead full of sand…

-換一種思路-

在美國紐約有一個大花園,吸引了大批的遊客。

園外有個告示牌,寫著:『凡檢舉偷花草樹木者,賞金200美元』
『為什麼不寫,偷花木者罰200美元就好了呢?』好奇的遊客問管理人員。

管理員回答說:『如果那樣寫,那只能靠我的一雙眼睛:但現在,可能有幾百雙警惕的眼睛,幫我們監督啦!』

-目標,乃信念之母-

有一支來自美國的探險隊,在橫越撒哈拉沙漠時,在炎烈的太陽下,每個團員都面臨了極大的考驗;最要命的是,大家的水壼都空了!

此時,隊長拿出了唯一的水壼跟大家說:
『這裡還有一壼水,但是穿越沙漠前,誰也不能喝。』
水壼在每個隊員的手中經過,那沈甸甸的水壼,成了這個艱辛的過程中,最大的信念。

最後,整隊終於完成跋涉,遠離了死神,大家都哭了,用那顫抖的手打開了那支撐大夥兒的偉大水壼-
那緩緩流出的,竟是滿滿的一壼沙子…

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