This article resonated with me because I have two grand children that asked me how I got what I have. Then I shared this article with them.
A father usually told his children when they were younger this.
_”When you all reach the age of 12 I will tell you the secret of life.”_
One day when the oldest turned 12, He anxiously and curiously asked his father what was the secret of life. The father replied that he was going to tell him, but he should not reveal it to his brothers.
“The secret of life is this: The cow does not give milk.”
“What are you saying?” Asked the boy incredulously.
“As you heard it, dear son: The cow does not give milk, you have to milk it. You have to get up at 4am in the morning, go to the field, walk through the corral full of manure, tie the tail, hobble the legs of the cow, sit on the stool, place the bucket and do the work yourself”. One can only imagine the look on the child’s face.
That is the secret of life, the cow does not give milk. You milk her or you don’t get milk.
This generation thinks that cows ‘GIVE MILK’. That things are automatic and free: their mentality is if “I wish, I ask, I dream, browse… I obtain.”
“They have been accustomed to getting whatever they want the easy way…. But no, life is not a matter of wishing, asking, dreaming and obtaining.
The things that one receives are the effort of what one does. We have to take steps towards achieving our goals.
Happiness is the result of effort.
*”Lack of effort creates frustration.”*
An idle mind is the devil’s workshop ❗
God rewards efforts.. 1 Kings 17 v 10…the widow of Zarephath was so desperate but met Elijah as she collected firewood ❗
Even if after putting in the effort and you received nothing, take solace in the fact that you left no stone unturned. *Besides, no experience should ever be wasted*.
So, share with your children from a young age the secret of life, so they don’t grow up with the mentality that the government, their parents, or their cute little faces are going to give them everything they need in life.
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