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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Never Quit in Life


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. "I would not quit.." He said. "Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged 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 hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. He 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.

A happy and meaningful life requires our continuous input and creativity. It does not happen by chance. It happens because of our choices and actions. And each day we are given new opportunities to choose and act and, in doing so, we create our own unique journey." 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!


  1. Can you ans?
    If God think like what is mentioned here, then why bad people grow faster and one who love him had to suffer pain???
    why is it so????

  2. @Pradeep I myself is searching for the same you asking.

  3. I will try and try like those ants who wish to climb up even after thousand of fall.
    If a minute creature didn't give up then why i should????
    Motto of life is to fight till the death.

  4. Very thoughtful, one must never quit and example give is perhaps superb!

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  5. niraj bhagareia

    it bad to spam like this i didn't del it but donot promote it like what you did her!!!!!

  6. Winner never quit and quitter never win!

    so i think one should never quit.
    This is another example.

  7. Mr. xyz(Anonymous)
    well you are right, above lines are motivational

  8. You should've told me before..I've quit many things :D

    1. Forget past, now time to not quit anything :-)

  9. Very encouraging. Much of the down times of life are time we are spending growing roots. Thanks for this lovely post.


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