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THOUGHT OF THE DAY
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Story of the week
THE LIFE OF A POOR VILLAGE BOY Cont’d
This week we go into part four of the story of the poor village boy.In part three, we saw that at the end of a very dry and difficult period for Che Sama, when he had all the torments, there was some light at the end of the tunnel.
We were not told what the opening was. We said it was better not to jump to any conclusion but to wait and see.
The opening came from a group of people in the city who opened an off-license bar in one of the popular neighborhoods and needed a sales-boy. Che Sama’s name came up and he was contacted. He jumped at the opportunity.
It turned out to be a demanding job; but the pay was small. Still. Che Sama was happy. It was better than nothing. What pleased him the most was the fact that he was spared of the humiliation and torture that he used to get from madam.
He would get up very early everyday, start working and work all day. On some days, he was up as early as 5.00 a.m.On others, it was even earlier. By 4.30 a.m. he was already up. This was not because he liked it. Often, the early customers who wanted to start drinking early were the ones who got him up.Whenever they came knocking that early and he was unable to get up because he was too tired, they would remain at the door and keep pounding on it until he got up and opened it.Sometimes they hit so hard that even neighbors got up grumbling and complaining.
Che Sama used to sell until very late. On some days, he closed at 1.30 a.m.after forcing out the last customers. Some of them never wanted to stop drinking and go home. It was as if they had no homes to go to. After work, on a daily basis, they would start drinking and want to drink till morning.
Such people made things hard for Che Sama. He would sleep very little and often he find himself sleeping at the counter even when there were customers to serve.This earned for him rude words from some of them.
In fact, Che Sama worked without rest. When he got up in the morning after very little sleep, he would put out crates to buy drinks during the day, and then beginning sweeping the bar and its surroundings. Later he would buy the drinks and transfer them into the bar all alone. On some days he did laundry and found something to eat.
Many of the customers who came to drink in the bar were very demanding. Some were proud and rude to Che Sama.Being either office workers or businessmen they considered themselves superior to him. From time to time they threw slangs at him and treated him shabbily. They often told him he would never amount to anything recalling to him what her former mistress used to tell him.When ever there were many customers to serve and he was unable to serve all of them at the same time, those who were not promptly served would talk rudely to him saying he was not smart enough.
What saddened Che Sama the most was the fact that among those who treated him shabbily was his own classmates and child-hood friends.When he was alone and reviewed those things, he began to cry.(To be continued).
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Someone has said life is not different from a journey. That what it takes to enjoy a journey and get safely to destination is what it takes to live a successful life. For example, you need to have a destination when you go on a journey. In the same way, as you journey through life, you must have a destination. You must know where you are going; where you are heading to.
Question: in what other way or ways is life similar to a journey?
QUOTES FROM THE GREATEST BOOK IN THE WORLD
The Bible has all the answers. As you struggle to succeed, do not fail to go to it for the strength, encouragement, inspiration and support. You will find it in abundance. In Your Success Inspirer we’ll make it easy for you. In Something Useful Online Magazine we’ll give you verses that you can use for a whole week;
“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for” (Jer. 29:11).
“You will seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.Yes, I say you will find me, and I will restore you to your land.”
“Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser that you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains” Prov. 3.6-8.
“Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart” Phil. 4:6.
“…my brothers, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable” (Phil.4:8).
“But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary;they will walk and not grow weak” (Isaiah 40:31).
“So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is need to add to the troubles each day brings” (Matt.6:34).
SOME INTERESTING FACTS
Do you know the deadliest animal in the world? It is not the lion. It is not the shark or the serpent. The deadliest animals or earth are mosquitoes. They cause more deaths than any insect or animal on the planet.What other interesting facts do you know about mosquitoes? Let me give you a few:
- A mosquito’s wings beat 300 to 600 times per second.
- An adult mosquito may live 5 to 6 months.
- Male mosquito do not bit human beings. Female mosquitoes and the ones that bite and cause us all the headache mosquitoes cause us.
- The spit of a mosquito is itchy.
- If you know more interesting facts about the tiny creature called mosquito, why not share them with us?
SUCCESS TIP OF THE WEEK:
If you do just what everybody is doing, you will just be as common as every other common person. To be extraordinary, you must do things in an extraordinary manner.Do it differently. Add your own special touch that makes it stand out.
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