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  • Phyllis Brown
    I liked that story! Thanks, Phyllis From: spas5627@aol.com Reply-To: DiscerningAngels@yahoogroups.com To: otspd1885@yahoo.com, Andrson237@aol.com,
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      I liked that story! Thanks,
      Phyllis

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      Subject: [DiscerningAngels] Fwd: Fw: The Fern and the Bamboo
      Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 21:45:16 EDT


      In a message dated 6/29/2007 5:14:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      vpatoreilly@... writes:



      -------Original Message-------
      ubject: The Fern and the Bamboo



      The Fern and the Bamboo.....

      One day I decided to quit.... I quit my job, my relationship, my
      spirituality..... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one
      last talk
      with God.

      "God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

      His answer surprised me...

      "Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"

      "Yes", I replied.

      "When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of
      them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the
      earth.
      Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo
      seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

      In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again,
      nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo".

      He said. "In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
      But I would not quit.

      In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. But I
      would not quit.

      He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged ed from the earth.
      Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.

      But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent
      the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what
      it
      needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it
      could
      not handle."

      He said to me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been
      struggling, you have actually been growing roots. I would not quit on the
      bamboo. I will never quit on you. Don't compare yourself to others."

      He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern, yet, they both
      make the forest beautiful."

      "Your time will come," God said to me. " You will rise high!"

      "How high should I rise?" I asked.

      "How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.

      "As high as it can?" I questioned.

      "Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."

      I left the forest and brought back this story. I hope these words can help
      you see that G_od will never give up on you........

      Never regret a day in your life.
      Good days give you Happiness.
      Bad days give you Experiences.
      Both are essential to life.
      Keep going...
      Happiness keeps you Sweet,
      Trials keep you Strong,
      Sorrows keep you Human,
      Failures keep you Humble,
      Success keeps You Glowing,
      But Only God keeps You Going!
      Have a great day! The Son is shining!!

      God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He
      can
      curl up inside your heart.










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      From: "vpatoreilly" <vpatoreilly@...>
      To: undisclosed-recipients
      Subject: Fw: The Fern and the Bamboo
      Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:14:06 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)




      -------Original Message-------

      ubject: The Fern and the Bamboo







      The Fern and the Bamboo.....



      One day I decided to quit.... I quit my job, my relationship, my
      spirituality..... I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one
      last talk with God.



      "God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"



      His answer surprised me...



      "Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"



      "Yes", I replied.



      "When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of
      them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the
      earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the
      bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.



      In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again,
      nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo".



      He said. "In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
      But I would not quit.



      In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. But I
      would not quit.



      He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged ed from the earth.
      Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.



      But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent
      the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what
      it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it
      could not handle."



      He said to me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been
      struggling, you have actually been growing roots. I would not quit on the
      bamboo. I will never quit on you. Don't compare yourself to others."



      He said. "The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern, yet, they both
      make the forest beautiful."



      "Your time will come," God said to me. " You will rise high!"



      "How high should I rise?" I asked.



      "How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.



      "As high as it can?" I questioned.



      "Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."



      I left the forest and brought back this story. I hope these words can help
      you see that God will never give up on you........



      Never regret a day in your life.

      Good days give you Happiness.

      Bad days give you Experiences.

      Both are essential to life.

      Keep going...

      Happiness keeps you Sweet,

      Trials keep you Strong,

      Sorrows keep you Human,

      Failures keep you Humble,

      Success keeps You Glowing,

      But Only God keeps You Going!

      Have a great day! The Son is shining!!



      God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He
      can curl up inside your heart.














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