#motivationmonday – November 20th, 2017

Hope you had a great weekend!

As we Canadians know the month of November is getting a lot of snow in most areas of Canada! Even snow is good for Mother Earth, it can get pretty daunting to deal with in our everyday lifestyle. Change of plans due to weather condition on roads, tons of snow removal all over the place, cold moments but there are so many good things about snow too. Just always need to look on the bright side of everything.

INSPIRING SHORT STORY OF THE DAY: 

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied;

“WHEN THEY ARE VERY YOUNG AND MUCH SMALLER WE USE THE SAME SIZE ROPE TO TIE THEM AND, AT THAT AGE, IT’S ENOUGH TO HOLD THEM. AS THEY GROW UP, THEY ARE CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE THEY CANNOT BREAK AWAY. THEY BELIEVE THE ROPE CAN STILL HOLD THEM, SO THEY NEVER TRY TO BREAK FREE.”

The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was because over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

Moral of the story: No matter how much the world tries to hold you back, always continue with the belief that what you want to achieve is possible. Believing you can become successful is the most important step in actually achieving it.

Story Credit: wealthygorilla.com

CANADIAN JOKE OF THE DAY: 

This is what Jeff Foxworthy (King of the Redneck jokes) had to say about Canadians at his recent appearance at Ceasars Windsor

You may also live in Canada if:

  • If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there.
  • If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time.
  • If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.
  • If ‘Vacation’ means going anywhere South of Detroit for the weekend.
  • If you measure distance in hours.
  • If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
  • If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’ In the same day and back again.
  • If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.
  • If you carry jumper cables in your car, and your wife knows how to use them.
  • If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • If the speed limit on the highway is 80 km, you’re going 95 and everybody is passing you.
  • If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  • If you know all 4 seasons:
    Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.  (Cheryl says:’This is my favourite, because how true’)
  • If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
  • If you find -2oF degrees ‘a little chilly’.

Story Credit: guy-sports.com

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