The past Prime Minister of Great Britain, Benjamin Disraeli, said the following. “Life is too short to be little.” Those words have helped and can help us today. As another person said, “Here we are on the earth, with only a few short decades to live, and we lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a years time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody, so, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affection, and enduring undertakings. For life is too short to be little.”
Listen to the following story. “On the slope of Longs Peak in Colorado lies the ruin of a gigantic tree. Naturalists tell us that it stood for some 400 years. It was a seedling when Columbus landed at San Salvador, and half-grown when the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth. During the course of its long life, it was struck by lightning fourteen times, and the innumerable avalanches and storms of four centuries thundered past it. It survived all of them. In the end, however, an army of beetles attacked the tree and leveled it to the ground. The insects ate their way through the bark and gradually destroyed the inner strength of the tree by their tiny but incessant attack. A forest giant which age had not withered, nor lightning blasted, nor storms subdued, fell at last before bugs so small that a person could crush them.”
In so many ways, we are like the giant tree, we seem to survive the big stuff only to let our hearts get eaten by the little bugs of worry!
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