Life is the way you look at it

Two men were walking down a road and one asked the other, “How are you doing?” The first farmer said, “The ground is hard, the cows are old, the milk isn’t sweet as it used to be. Everything is just terrible. Life stinks! How are you doing?”

The second farmer replied, “Well, the ground is hard over here too, but I am thankful because I remember the time when I didn’t have any ground. And this hard ground is much better than no ground at all. My cows aren’t as young as they used to be either, but they are still giving milk, and milk is still selling. I don’t have a lot but I do have my health, and I am still able to get up every day and go out and do what I love. I am very thankful. I thank God for everything!”

Setbacks happen to us all, but those who are optimistic are willing to go forward with a confidence that no matter what happens, it will all work for good. You might not be able to choose what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you. And you can control what you do about what happens to you. It’s your choice!

Quote: “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”James Allen


About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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