This blog will hopefully inspire you, warm your heart, make you smile and feel positive.

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Two traveling monks stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let them stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead they were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older monk saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger monk asked why, the older monk replied, “Things aren’t always what they seem.”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife. After sharing what little food they had the couple let the monks sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the monks found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger monk was infuriated and asked the older monk, “How could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.”

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older monk replied. “When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”

“Then last night as we slept in the farmer’s bed, the Death God came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome has a reason. You just might not know it until sometime later.

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