Hello to all new U.S. Pharmacist and Future U.S. Pharmacist! I would like to know how's everyone doing? I hope all is well... After the long, grueling and never-ending studying, some of you already landed on their dream job, congratulations! I hope that when you have a chance, please share your success stories here so we can get some inspirations. However, for those of you who are in the waiting game, don't despair because God has a beautiful plan for each and everyone.
Here is a short story I got from the internet. I hope that it will shed some light.
Don't give up.....
One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality... I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I asked, "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me...
"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
It's brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year, the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
He said "In year three, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would
not quit." He said.
"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared
to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...But just 6
months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."
He asked me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots".
"I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you."
"Don't compare yourself to others."He said.
"The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful."
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high"
"How high should I rise?" I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes."He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.
Never, Never, Never Give up.
Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is,
tell the problem how Great the Lord is!
If ever you feel God is taking away something from your hand , don't get sad. He is only emptying your hand so you can receive something better....
Don't let anything steal your joy.
Choose to be happy.
Choose to be well in every way.
Choose to be happy no matter what.
Decide that each day will be good just because you're alive.
You have power over your thoughts and feelings.
Don't let your circumstances dictate how you feel.
Don't let your thoughts and feelings color your situation blue or desperate.
Even if you don't have everything you want, even if you're in pain or in need, you can choose to be joyful no matter what you're experiencing.
You are more than your body, your physical prescence, and your material possessions.
You are spirit.
You have your mind, heart, and soul and there is always something to be thankful for.
Decide that life is good and you are special.
Decide to enjoy today.
Decide that you will live life to the fullest now, no matter what.
Trust that you will change what needs changing.
But also decide that you're not going to put off enjoying life, just because you don't have everything you want now.
Steadfastly refuse to let anything steal your joy. Chose to be happy and you will be.
By : Donna Fargo