Saturday, 21 May 2016

Tomatoes: People in my community.

🍅A teacher asked her students to bring some tomatoes in a plastic bag to school.

🍅Each tomato was to be given the name of a person whom that child hates.

🍅So, the number of tomatoes would be equal to the number of persons they hate.

🍅On a pre-determined day,
All the children brought their tomatoes well addressed.

🍅Some had two, some had three and some had five, some even had 20 tomatoes in accordance with the number of people they hated.

🍅The teacher then told them they had to carry the tomatoes with them everywhere they go for two weeks.

🍅As the days passed the children started to complain about the decay and smell of the tomatoes.

🍅The students who had many tomatoes complained it was very heavy to carry and the smell was too much.

🍅After a week, the teacher asked the students “How did you feel this week?”

🍅The children complained of the awful smell and heavy weight of the tomatoes, especially those who carried several tomatoes.

🍅The teacher said, “This is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people.

🍅Hatred makes the heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred everywhere.

🍅If you can’t bear the smell of spoilt tomatoes for a week, imagine the impact of bitterness on your heart as you carry it daily.”

🍅The heart is a beautiful garden that needs regular cleaning of unwanted weeds.

🍅Forgive those who have angered you.

🍅This makes room for storing good things.

🍅Get Better, Not Bitter!!!

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