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Forget Whatever Happening In Your Life Right Now, You Should Read This Short Story

By Andrew Alpin, 3 May 2017

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Motivation and inspiration comes from the most unexpected sources. This short story that has been doing the rounds of the net titled the fern and the bamboo is deeply spiritual as it is inspirational for those who feel all hope is lost and it’s time to call it quits. Life is a journey of ups and downs so read on.

A man decided to quit his job, his relationships and his responsibilities. He was so fed up of life that he decided to even call it quits on life but felt he needed to have one last conversation with God. He walked into the forest to meet him.

1 A Lesson from the Fern and the Bamboo Plant

The man asked God “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” He was infinitely surprised with his answer.

God said to him, “Look around”, “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?

He replied. YES!! To which God replied

"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I use to take a very good care of them by giving them light and water. And, that's the reason they quickly grew from the earth. Though all ferns were green covering the floor, but nothing came from the bamboo seeds. But I didn't quit on them."

Lesson from the Fern and the Bamboo Plant

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2 God carried on relating to the man how he persevered with the fern and the bamboo

“In the third year even though there was nothing from the bamboo seed, I would not quit. In the fourth year again, if there was nothing from the bamboo seed, then I would not quit.”

But suddenly in the fifth year, a tiny sprout came out from the ground. Though it was very small as compared to those of the ferns, but still it was like a ray of hope for me. And, 6 months later, Bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

persevered with the fern and the bamboo

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