July 6

Motivational Story – Tomatoes..

Hi All,
I have read this story, I find it very useful and Motivational so sharing here, please read it….
A teacher asked her students to bring some tomatoes in a plastic bag to school.
Each tomato was to be given the name of a person whom that child hates.
So, the number of tomatoes would be equal to the number of persons they hate.
On a pre-determined day, All the children brought their tomatoes well addressed.
Some had two, some had three and some had five, some even had 20 tomatoes in accordance with the number of people they hated.
The teacher then told them they had to carry the tomatoes with them everywhere they go for two weeks.
As the days passed the children started to complain about the decay and smell of the tomatoes.
The students who had many tomatoes complained it was very heavy to carry and the smell was too much.
After a week, the teacher asked the students “How did you feel this week?”

The children complained of the awful smell and heavy weight of the tomatoes, especially those who carried several tomatoes.
The teacher said, “This is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don’t like some people.
Hatred makes the heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred everywhere.
If you can’t bear the smell of spoiled tomatoes for a week, imagine the impact of bitterness on your heart as you carry it daily.”
The heart is a beautiful garden that needs regular cleaning of unwanted weeds.
 Forgive those who have angered you.
This makes room for storing good things.
Get Better, Not Bitter!!!

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Posted July 6, 2018 by Manish Malu in category "Learning", "Life

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By profession I am a Chartered Accountant, working in MNC. Book Reading is my passion, I normally read Books related to Self-development, Motivation, Leadership, Spirituality etc and reads blogs and watch Videos on these topics. The sprit to share the learned knowledge, brought me here so that I can write blogs and inspire myself and others with my work.


  1. By Dollfaced Writer on

    Wow! This story is awesome, thank you so much for sharing it! It’s amazing how things can be so easily put into perspective.

  2. By Ria on

    Beautiful 😍.. it’s so right! I haven’t thought it this way.. thanks for sharing Mr. Positive.. you do keep on making me positive ❤️

      1. By Ria on

        Hey! I guess you’re too busy these days?!!

      2. By Ria on

        By the way there’s nothing bad being busy..

  3. By Riman Ray on

    Examples make things easy to understand for most of the people.
    I guess almost everyone.
    This is really nice.
    Keep sharing 😊


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