The Three Spinners

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #11 (Original story / photo)

Story Scripture: …The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7

Story Saying: That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfast cereals based on color instead of taste. – John Green

Behind the Story: Once there was a woman who had a daughter who was very idle and would not spin. No matter what she said, the woman could not get her daughter to spin. One day, the woman became very angry and beat the girl. It just so happened that the queen was driving by, and when she heard the girl crying she stopped her carriage and went inside the house. The woman was ashamed to tell the queen that she was beating her daughter because she was idle. Instead, she lied and said that she was beating her daughter because she was such a good spinner and would not stop, but because the mother was poor, she could not afford to buy flax. Continue reading

Do Good Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
Mother Teresa