Small Stories

14 Short stories with GREAT lessons to be learned

  1. Trial and error

Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheel chair, and grabbed me before I hit my head on the ground. He said, “Believe it or not, that is why I have pain in my lower back, 3 years ago .

  1. A father’s advice

Today, my father told me, ” go out and give it a try. You don’t need to be a professional to create a successful product. Fans have been established, Google, and Apple. The titanic ship was built by professionals.

  1. The effect of that is uniquely you.

Today I asked my mentor – a very successful businessman, at the age of 70, what are the top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, “see what no one else can read it, to think about what anyone else thinks, does, and will do what nobody else will do it.

  1. Looking back

I interviewed my grandma’s house today as part of a research project I’m working on for my psychology class. When I asked her to give her a success in her own words, she said, “Success is when you look back on your life and the memories in it with a grin on his face.

  1. Give it a try, you’re going to find

I was born blind. When I was 8 years old, I wanted to play baseball. I said to my father: “Dad, can I play baseball?” He said, “You’ll never know until you try it.” When I was a teenager, I asked him, ” Dad, can I stay for a surgeon?” He said, “Son, you’ll never know until you try it.” Today I am a Surgeon, just because I just tried it!


Today, after a 72 hour shift at the unit, and a woman came up to me in the supermarket and gave me a big hug. When he’s stressed, she came to realize that I didn’t recognize her. She pointed at him with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “9-11-2001 me out of the World Trade Center.”


Today, when I saw my dog get hit by a car, and I was sitting on a bench and cried. Before he died, and he saw the tears on my face.


Today at 7 in the morning, I woke up sick, but I have decided that I need the money, and went to work. At 3 o’clock, I was fired. On the way home, I had a flat tire. When I was in the trunk for the spare, it was flat. A man in a BMW pulled up, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I’m going to start tomorrow.

  1. LOOKING back

Today is the day, just as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, she said the following in a coherent words before she died. She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We need to meet up so many times.”


Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. In about 5 seconds left, I realized that it was the first time I’d kissed him, ever since I was a little kid.


Today is the day, and in the sweetest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I smiled, and asked, ” So, you are helping to save our planet.” He smiled again and said, “what do you want to save the planet?” “After all, that’s where I get my stuff,” she said.

  1. JOY

Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, and all of a sudden, I realized that I needed to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.


As a young man in a wheelchair, and he saw me struggling on crutches with a broken leg and offered it out of my backpack and books for me. He led me to the other side of the campus to my class and as he was leaving, he said, “I hope it gets better soon.”

  1. SHARE

Today, I took a trip to Kenya and met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He told me that he had not eaten anything for more than 3 days and it was very, very sick, and unhealthy. My friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man had said, ” We will be able to share it.”




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