An old man saw a scorpion drowning and decided to pull it out from the water.
He calmly puts his hand to reach the creature.
Wen he did, the scorpion stung him…
With the effect of the pain, the old man let go of the creature and it fell back into the water.
The old man realizing that the scorpion was drowning again, got back and tried to rescue it but then again it stung him.
He let go of it again…..
A young boy standing by approached the old man and said; “Excuse me sir, you are going to hurt yourself trying to save the evil, vicious creature, why do you insist?
Don’t you realize that each time you try to help the scorpion it stings you?
The Man replied; “The nature of the scorpion is to sting and mine is to help”.
I will not change in helping the scorpion.
So the man thought for a while and used a leaf from a near by tree and pulled the scorpion out from the water and saved it’s life…
Then turning to the young boy, he said…
Do not change your nature.
If someone hurts you, just take precautions; Some pursue happiness while others create it…
Let your conscience be your guide in whatever you do…
When life presents you with a hundred reasons to be angry, show it that you have a thousand and more reasons to smile….
More importantly, always be the reason for that precious Smile on someone’s face.