Believe in ourselves

Qurratulayn Khan
Posted November 15, 2019 from Pakistan
Optimistic and Pessimistic approaches.
Thinking matters

Every creation gives us a lesson to stay humble and optimistic in all matters of the life.

Two cockroaches lived in a house. Both of them were young and full of energy. Each day, they would run, jump and chase each other while playing. Though they were equally strong, there was a difference. One cockroach was optimistic and always lived in hope, while the other was pessimistic and lived in despair.One day, while playing, both cockroaches fell into a pot of milk. They swam around and tried to hop out, but, as there was no solid support under their feet, it was not possible for the cockroaches to hop out and escape from the pot.

After some struggle, the pessimistic cockroach said. to itself, “It is impossible to hop out. No doubt, I have strength but I can’t swim very long. I am already tired.” Thinking thus, the cockroach did become tired soon and could not swim any longer. It gave up its struggle and went down to the bottom of the pot. Finally, it was drowned.On the other hand, the optimistic cockroach kept on struggling, saying to itself, “No doubt, it seems difficult but who knows! Maybe some miracle will occur. If I try a little longer, something good might happen. It is a question of only a few minutes more and then I will be out of here.”Hoping for a miracle to happen, the second cockroach went on swimming. His constant leg movements churned the milk and turned it into a huge heap butter. Soon the cockroach was able to climb up the heap of butter and hopped out of the pot.

Positive thinking had saved the life of the cockroach.

Nothing is impossible as long as you don’t give up.

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Joy Xi
Nov 15
Nov 15

Love that story!

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 16
Nov 16

honor dear

maeann
Nov 15
Nov 15

Hi Khan,

Oh good for the optimistic one...it survived!

We need to be optimistic everyday!!!

Thank you for sharing.

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 16
Nov 16

Hi too, :)
indeed we need to be optimistic
welcome dear

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 22
Nov 22

welcome dear :)

Anita Shrestha
Nov 16
Nov 16

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 22
Nov 22

thank you:)

Jill Langhus
Nov 16
Nov 16

Hi Qurratulayn,

How are you doing, dear? What a great analogy for life:-) Are you the optimistic cockroach, then:-) It's so true, though, how much optimism and determination matter in our lives.

I hope you're doing very well and having a great weekend?!

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 22
Nov 22

Hi too dear,
doing good, yes I am optimistic cockroach:)
thank you

Jill Langhus
Nov 23
Nov 23

Hello there:-)

Great to hear! Very good. I thought so!

You're welcome!

XX

lizzymark
Nov 17
Nov 17

Beautiful piece,yea we can achieve whatever we set our minds at and when we tell ourselves we are possible. Thanks for Shearing.

Qurratulayn Khan
Nov 22
Nov 22

thank you dear Iizzymark, you are right we can achieve what we set once :)