The Black Spot ( Inspirational Short Story)

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3 years ago

One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They waited anxiously at their desks for the test begin. The professor handed out the question paper, with the text facing down as usual. Once he handed them all out he asked his students to turn the page and begin. To everyone’s no questions.... just a black dot in the center of the page. The professor seeing the expression on everyone’s face told them the following:

“I want you to write what you see there“

The students confused, got started on the inexplicable task.

At the end of the class the professor took all the answer papers and started reading each one of them aloud in front of all the students. All of them with no exceptions, described the black dot, trying to explain its position in the middle of the sheet, etc. etc. etc. After all had been read, the classroom silent, the professor began to explain: “I am not going to grade on you this, I just wanted to give you something to think about. No one wrote about the white part of the paper... Everyone focused on the black dot- and the same happens in our lives. We have a white paper to observe and enjoy, but we always focus on the dark spot. Our life is a gift given to us by God, with love and care, and we always have reason to celebrate-nature renewing itself everyday, our friends around us, the job that provides our livelihood, the miracles we see everyday... However we insist on focusing only on the dark spot the health issues that bother us, the lack of money, the disappointment with a friends etc. The dark spot are very small compared to everything we have in our life, but they are the ones that pollute our minds.
Take your eyes away from the black spots in your life. Enjoy each one of your blessings, each moment that life gives you.

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Very inspiring and it made you motivated

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3 years ago