Once a Junior High School teacher asked her students to bring some
potatoes in a plastic bag to school. Each potato will be given a
name of the person whom that child hates. Like this, the number of
potatoes will be equal to the number of people they hate. On a decided
day the children brought their potatoes will addressed. Some had two,
some had three and some had even five.
The teacher said that they would have to carry these potatoes with them
everywhere they went for a week. As the days passed the children started
to complain about the spoiled smell that started coming from these
potatoes. Also, some students who had many potatoes complained that it
was very heavy to carry them all around.
The children got rid of this assignment after a week. When it got over
the teacher asked, "How did you feel in this one week?" The children
discussed their problems about the smell and weight. Then the teacher
said, "This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart
when you don't like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy
and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go."
If you cannot bear the smell of spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the
impact of this hatred that you carry through out your life, on your
MORALE: Our heart is a beautiful garden that needs a regular cleaning of
unwanted weeds. Forgive those who hve not behaved with you as expected
and forget the bad things. This also makes room for storing good things.
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