Have you ever felt like the odds and the world were stacked against you? I think we all have at least a few of those days as we journey through our lives. Most of us have more than just a few.
Sometimes, we can feel like if we don’t succeed the first time we try, that we are not cut out for whatever it is we are trying to do. The reality is that even the most gifted people have to work through difficulty and failure from time to time.
Thomas Edison is a person that I would have loved to have known. His attitude and his willingness to fail blessed the lives of modern man every single day. I credit his amazing mother for instilling in him a willingness to learn and to fail. She must have been an amazing person as well.
The next time you get frustrated with life and with your failures, I hope you will take a moment to ask yourself, “What is God trying to teach me with this experience?” Chances are the only way you are going to truly fail is if you decide to give up.
I hope you enjoy today’s story! I couldn’t resist sharing a Thomas Edison story!:
One day Thomas Edison came home and gave a paper to his mother. He told his mother that his teacher gave this paper to him and said, “Give this to your mother.”
His mother open it and read the paper. After reading paper her eyes filled with tears. Thomas asked his mother about what was written in the paper.
She read the letter in a loud voice to her son, “Your son is a genius, this school is too small for him and we don’t have enough resources and good teachers to train him. Please teach him yourself.”
After many years, now Edison’s mother died and he has become one of the greatest inventors. One day as Edison was looking into old family things he saw a folded paper in the corner of his desk drawer. He took it and opened it.
It was the same paper which was given to him by his teacher in school to give to his mother.
After reading the paper, Edison cried for hours and wrote in his diary, “Thomas Alva Edison was an addled (mentally ill) child that, by a hero mother, became the genius of the century.
Moral: One should never give up. We need to be confident in ourselves and move ahead in life with a positive attitude and hard work.
Story shared from the following website: http://moralstories26.com/thomas-edison-inspirational-stories-for-kids/
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