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July 02, 2015


Jennifer Lee

Great story! Thanks always for sharing amazing story!

micro CEO

I'm sure O.Henry would have enjoyed this one.

Speaking of which, I can share one of O.Henry's stories on a related theme about being optimistic and persevering in the face of discouragement. ("The Last Leaf").

CH Cheok

While you thought that you are missing or lacking of something, it might turn out to be your advantage. Chinese has quite similar story about this
- 塞翁失马,焉知非福 ("A loss, no bad thing")
The summary of the story at below link

Mark Dennen

An excellent think piece. I read this and I wonder what I would have been without my mother and without my faith.


I believe it's a choice to be optimistic and I have personally seen how invaluable it has been in my life. Lots of great things only happened because I faced failure before. During the time of failure, it is tough but as you continue with this mindset our future failures are a bit easier to get through. The opposite mindset just guarantees a life of despair.

Singapore Sling

Point to Ponder is so good. Story is appropriate for Independence Day of America. Land of opportunity for all.


Love this read. Thank you Anand.


I love this story.. thank you!


Wonderful reflection - I was brought up to believe that there is a good reason for everything- even when it is not so obvious. From my eternally optimistic older son- I have learnt to say" Its all good" . From my younger son- I am learning practical resilience. From my mom I learnt to take risks and from my husband I am learning patience. I am thankful to have them in my life.


Just the perfect story for today, thanks for bringing us these stories, these characters that should stay in our minds fresh everyday, like the produce.

friend from China

It is so good to get your sharing on wisdom continuously, Anand….
• A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
• If you don't have something, ask yourself what you do have and see if there is a way you can utilize that. For when one door closes, another maybe open right in front of you. Be thankful for the people you have in your life and always keep reaching. Always.

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