Thursday, December 15, 2011

THE LITTLE BOY WITH A LOST ARM[A moral and inspirational story]

This story I'm sharing with you is a story about a small boy, who is about 13 years of age. This small boy decided to learn karate despite the fact that he had lost one of his arms, (precisely, his left arm) in a terrible car accident...
The little boy began taking lessons from his expert karate master. Right from the initial stage the boy was doing well, and so he couldn't understand why, after a period of six months of training the master had taught him (and is still teaching him) only one move. This doesn't seem like a progress to the boy and so one day, he told his master, "Master,Shouldn't I be learning more moves instead of just only one move?" The answer his master gave was: "This is the only move you know, but it is the only move you'll ever ever need to know," . Not quite understanding why, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept on with the training. Several months later, the Master took the boy to his first tournament. Not long after the match began, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be a little more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; and once again, the boy used his one move to win the match. Still wondering and amazed by his success, the boy was now in the final rounds. This time around, his opponent was far bigger, stronger, and even more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be over matched. Feeling concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee declared a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the little boy's master intervened. "No," the master Master insisted, "Just Let him continue." and soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a very critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his one move to pin him. And hence boy won the match and the tournament. He was the champion!

On their way back home, the boy and Master reviewed every move in each of the matches.Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what had really been bothering his mind. “Master," he called "I still can't understand how I won the tournament with just only one move?”His master smiled and said "You won the tournament for two reasons, first, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of karate. And second, the only known defense for that one move is for your opponent to grasp your left arm.” The little boy was amazed. His biggest weakness (his lost arm) had become his biggest strength.

Moral of the story: With the right Attitude and faith in God and also believing in yourself, you can make your biggest weakness into your biggest strength!!

This story was submitted by aGBE AYODELe

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