🎍The Fern and the Bamboo Story🎍



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?”​⁣

Her answer surprised me. “Look around”, She 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.​⁣

In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.​⁣


But I would not quit. The same was in year four.​⁣

Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.​⁣

Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.​⁣

But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.​⁣

IT HAD SPENT 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.​⁣

“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.” She 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?” She asked in return.​⁣

“As high as it can?” I questioned. “Yes.”​⁣

She said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”​⁣

I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.​⁣

And She 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.​⁣

Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm.​⁣

****End of the story​⁣


If there is a challenge that you’re facing now, know for sure that you have the capacity to handle it💪​⁣

All the time you’ve spent dealing with your challenges and struggles you have actually been growing roots like the bamboo tree.​⁣

Never quit.​⁣

Don’t compare your results with others.​⁣

Like the Bamboo and the fern are so different and each of them serving a different purpose.​⁣

YOUR TIME WILL COME, YOU WILL SHOOT UP AND HIGH AS WELL.​⁣

Be patient and keep working on yourself and I’m sure as long as you don’t quit, you will shoot up one day like the bamboo tree.​⁣

Don’t worry, your time will come🙏​⁣

Love you❤️️​⁣

-Sajan

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