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Good Today. Bad Tomorrow

Once upon a time, there was a man whose horse ran away; the next day, the neighbours came and said to him 'sorry about your horse that ran away'. He answered them and said 'we don't know if its good or bad'.

A week later, the horse came back but with two 'unbroken' stallions! The next day, the neighbours said 'congratulations on your horse bringing back two stallions'. He answered them 'we don't know if its good or bad'.

A couple of days later, his son broke his leg while trying to 'break' one of the stallions. The next day, the neighbours said 'sorry about your son breaking his leg while trying to ride the stallions'. He answered them 'we don't know if its good or bad'.

Later that week, an army general came and drafted all able-bodied young men in the village. This man's son was left out because of his broken leg. The next day, the neighbours were back; they said 'congratulations on your son not going off to die in the war like our sons'. He answered them 'we don't know if its good or bad'.

Three months later, all the young men came back from the war victorious with lots of spoils, they said to the man 'it's a shame your son couldn't go with us to fight in the war, he would have enjoyed the spoils with us'. The man answered 'we don't know if its good or bad'

The story could go on and on, but the fact remains that the world is dynamic, what was acceptable yesterday might become forbidden today and vice versa. Enjoy today, make the most of the present, you might not be opportuned to do so again. Live today like its your last, and be thankful for what you've got instead of whinning about what you don't. +Spirit


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