OPPORTUNITIES: I Don’t Have an Email Address
A young unemployed man heard that there was a job opening for the position of “Office Boy” at a big company and he went to their HR department to apply for it. After a very short interview, the HR administrator said: “You are hired! I will send you the application to fill out, so you start on Monday. What is your email address?” The man said “Madam, I don’t have an email address. I don’t have a computer either.”
Surprised to hear this, the personnel manager said “I find this unacceptable. Everyone has an email. We live in a world of technology,” said the woman and she continued, “I am sorry but you cannot have the job. Go and learn how to set up an email account.”
The man left in despair. He had only $10 in his pocket. He could not decide what to do next.
Finally he came up with an idea. He entered a supermarket, bought a 10 kg tomato crate and then he sold the tomatoes door to door. In less than 1 hour he doubled his capital. He did the same thing 3 more times and when he finished he returned home with $80 USD. The man repeated this business the next day and the day after, and so forth. Every day his money doubled or tripled. In time, he bought a cart, then a truck, then his own fleet of trucks.
Five years later, that man had become one of the biggest food retailers. One day he decided to have a life insurance policy and went to an insurance company. After a long conversation with the insurance broker, the latter asked him his email to send him the contract in digital form. The man replied: “I don’t have an email.”
The broker was surprised to hear that. “You don’t have an email, and yet you have built an empire. Do you imagine what you could be today if you had an email?” The man paused for a while, and replied: “An office boy!”
Don’t be discouraged if you have bad luck today. Better opportunities are always waiting ahead.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)
“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.”
J. Carla Nortcutt
“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.” –
-Rabbi Harold Kushner
LIMITATIONS: The Son’s Letter
A young man who was in prison for a crime he had not committed, received a letter from his father who lived on a farm.
“Son, this year I’m unable to plant anything in the fields because my strength has left me and I can’t dig the ground. I know if you were here, you would have helped me.”
The son sent his father the following letter: “You idiot, dad, do not dig the land, haven’t I told you that I have hidden the guns in different places on the ground?”
Of course the prison manager gave the letter to the police. Next day, the ground was dug by policemen, who searched for guns everywhere. But they found nothing. So the son wrote again: Dad, now the ground has been dug up, you can plant your vegetables. I did the best I could do from here. I love you!
So, where there’s a will, there is always a way even in cases when it seems impossible to help!