Posts Tagged ‘town’

The New Town

Back in the days when the settlers were moving to the West, a wise man stood on a hill outside a new Western town. As the settlers came from the East, the wise man was the first person they met before coming to the settlement. They asked eagerly what the people of the town were like.

He answered them with a question: "What were the people like in the town you just left?"

Some said, "The town we came from was wicked. The people were rude gossips who took advantage of innocent people. It was filled with thieves and liars."

The wise man answered, "This town is the same as the one you left."

They thanked the man for saving them from the trouble they had just come out of. They then moved on further west.

Then another group of settlers arrived and asked the same question: "What is this town like?"

The wise man asked again, "What was the town like where you came from?"

These responded, "It was wonderful! We had dear friends. Everyone looked out for the other’s interest. There was never any lack because all cared for one another. If someone had a big project, the entire community gathered to help. It was a hard decision to leave, but we felt compelled to make way for future generations by going west as pioneers."

The wise old man said to them exactly what he had said to the other group: "This town is the same as the one you left."

These people responded with joy, "Let’s settle here!"

Are you wise enough to see?

As you think, so you will become. Making a wise choice about your life, your attitude and how you see others will affect how your life will be. If you choose wisely your life will serve to inspire countless others.
Having Godly thoughts, making Godly decisions and keeping God close to your heart will change your life and the lives of those around you.

Welcome to your new life in your new town!

Change the World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was
difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I
found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I
couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself,
and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could
have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an
impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I
could indeed have changed the world.