Story : Remember the Duck! Forgive Yourself!

boy-and-duckThere was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with, but only in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back to dinner.

As he was walking back, he saw grandma’s pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let it fly, and hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in a woodpile only to see his sister watching. Sally had seen it all, but said nothing.

After lunch that day Grandma said, “Sally, let’s wash the dishes.” But Sally said, “Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen today didn’t you Johnny?” And then she whispered to him, “Remember the duck?” So Johnny did the dishes.

Later, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing, and Grandma said, “I’m sorry, but I need Sally to help make supper.” But Sally smiled and said, “Well, that’s all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help.” And she whispered again, “Remember the duck?” So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed home.

After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s, he finally couldn’t stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he killed the duck. She knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, “Sweetheart, I know that. But because I love you, I forgive you. But I was wondering just how long would you let Sally make a slave of you.”

Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done? And the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc…)whatever it is.You need to know that:

God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing. He has seen your whole life… He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He’s just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you.. The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness. He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God’s grace and mercy that we are saved. Go ahead and make the difference in someone’s life today.

Powerful Quote #148 : Punishment


Any punishment goes meaningless when they do not account for a reformation.
Then what punishment could make sense for incorrigible criminals?

– Din


Powerful Quote #93 : Forgive or Forget or Do both

Be happy by forgiving or forgetting or doing both,
but we can gain no happiness by holding grudges.

– Word by Din

forgive or forget

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Powerful Quote #68 : Splash…

What ever stones people may throw in, our hearts can spill only stuffs what they are filled with.

– Words by Din

Words by Din

Words by Din

Forgive and Forgiven : This may help you


To Forgive

Ensure true love in soul

Build trust but gradually

Do not express distrust ever again based on past done mistakes.

Let past dies with past

Else it kills the “expected return” of the one who forgiven you

When Forgiven

Ensure realization of past mistakes

Keep promises alive

Do not break the trust ever again based on present half-grown trust.

Let the trust grow full.

Else it kills the “expected trust” of the one who forgave you

Perseverance is the KEY in any relationship.

Words by Din