Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Peter and the Magic Thread-The book of Virtues

Peter was a very lively little boy. Everyone loved him: his family, his teachers and his friends. But he did have one weakness. Peter could never live in the moment; always wishing for the future.
When he was in school, he dreamed of being outside playing. When he was outside playing he dreamed of his summer vacation. He dreamed of growing up and being able to do everything he wasn't allowed to do NOW because he was to young.
Peter constantly daydreamed, never taking the time to savor the special moments that filled his days.
One morning, Peter was out walking in a forest near his home. When all of a sudden he heard someone calling his name.
'Peter! Peter!' came the shrill voices from above. As he slowly opened his eyes, he was startled to see a striking woman standing above him. She must have been over a hundred years old and her snow-white hair dangled well below her shoulders like a matted blanket of wool. In this woman's wrinkled hand was a magical little ball with a hole in the centre and out of the hole dangled a long, golden thread.
'Peter,' she said, 'this is the thread of your life. Do not touch it and your life will pass by like normal, but pull the thread just a bit, an hour will pass in seconds. If you pull a little harder, whole days will pass in minutes. And if you pull with all your might, months - even years - will pass by in days.'
Peter grew very excited at this discovery. 'I'd like to have it if I may?'
The elderly woman reached down and gave the ball with the magic thread to Peter. "Just remember, once pulled, the thread can't be put back," The women said.
The next day, Peter was sitting in the classroom feeling restless and bored. Suddenly, he remembered thread. As he pulled a little bit of the golden thread, he quickly found himself at home, playing in his garden. Realizing the power of the magic thread, Peter soon grew tired of being a schoolboy and longed to be a teenager, with all the excitement that phrase of life would bring. So, he pulled out the ball and pulled hard on the golden thread
Suddenly he was a teenager with a very pretty young girlfriend name Elise. But Peter still wasn't content.  Instead of living in the moment, he dreamed of being an adult. So again he pulled on the thread and many years whizzed by in an instant. Now he found that he was engaged to Elise; but he still wasn't happy, he couldn't wait to be married. So he pulled the string again.

Woosh; he now found that he was married and then found out Elise was expecting; so again, he couldn't wait so he pulled the string. Again and again he kept pulling the string, not living in the moment, always wishing for the future. After a while he found his once jet black hair had started to turn grey. And his once youthful mother whom he loved so dearly had grown old and frail. Not wanting to see her grown any older he pulled the string. Finding his home emtpy; all of his beautiful wonferful children had moved out, and Elise had left for her Heavenly home. But still he never learned to live in the moment. 

Pulling the string to past time, not wanting to wait, he soon found himself all out of string to pull, confinded to a bed, not being able to walk, feeling as if he was at deaths door. He started thinking for the first time in his entire life, Peter realized that he had not taken the time to embrace the wonders of living. He had never gone fishing with his kids or taken a moonlight stroll with Elise. He had never planted a garden or read those wonderful books his mother had love to read. Instead he had hurried through life, never resting to see all the good in between the amazing that he thought he couldn't wait for.
But it was to late, the string had been pulled, there was no going back-he had wasted his life.

"My whole life has passed before my eyes without giving me the chance to enjoy it. Sure, there would have been sad times as well as great times but I haven't had the chance to experience either. I had missed the gift of living."
Did you get the meaning of the story? I hope so, it's rather obvious, DO NOT WASTE YOUR LIFE WISHING FOR THE FUTURE!!!
I admit, I'm guilty of it. "Man, I wish it was April, cause then Dorthy would of had her kids"-but if I zoomed past that, I would of missed the time the kid (Naomi) was moving inside her and pushed her leg into the belly, causeing the outside to really bump out. Or, the one alot of people do, "Man, I can't wait till it's cooler. June is so hot." But by the time it's cooler it's October, summer's over, and while you could of been having beach partie or bon fire late into the night, you were wishing for the furture.

Have patience! But most of all, Trust in God; He has plans for you! He will take care of you!

I never mean to make my posts so long, but sometimes I just get blogging and I can't stop!

Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand."Psalms 37:23-24 

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