Hello hello Christmas is in another 5 days!
Now don’t tell me that the world is gonna end and that we’re not gonna celebrate Christmas this year. I don’t know whether you’ve heard that somewhere on the 21st-23rd December, according to the Mayans, NASA, etc etc.. that the world is gonna end, tsunami is gonna hit, bla bla bla… and my Facebook news feed is full with all these, I don’t know what you call them, but I call them rumors! When I said rumors, it means that I don’t really believe in all of that, and let’s say if by chance the world is meant to end, we’re all gonna die, so what’s the big deal? Start praying and ask forgiveness from all you’ve hurt rather than updating your Facebook or Twitter status! It’s making me sick! and oh by the way, if you’re one of them who believes in this world gonna end stuff, please don’t be mad at me for not taking this rumor seriously. After all, everyone has got their own opinion, don’t you think so?
Anyways, I was browsing through some old e-mails, and I saw this one e-mail which touches me as it did many years back, so I thought why not share it with all of you? It’s about Faith, a dog. I won’t be surprised if some of you may have read the story about Faith. However, if you’ve not read it, please do spend some time reading this wonderful story
When we think we are challenged, others are more challenged.
Faith gets us through most adversity and here is a dog that symbolizes that.
This dog was born on Christmas Eve int he year 2002. He was born with 2 legs.
He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want him.
His first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was thinking of ‘putting him to sleep’.
But then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him.
She became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself.
She named him ‘Faith’.
In the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the movement.
Later she used peanut butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around.
Even the other dog at home encouraged him to walk.
Amazingly, only after 6 months, like a miracle, Faith learned to balance on his hind legs and to jump forward.
After further training in the snow, he could now walk like a human being.
Faith loves to walk around now.
No matter where he goes, he attracts people to him.
He is fast becoming famous on the international scene and has appeared on various newspapers and TV shows.
There is now a book entitles ‘With a Little Faith’ being published about him.
He was even considered to appear in one of Harry Potter movies.
His present owner Jude Stringfellow has given up her teaching post and plans to take him around the world to preach that ‘even without a perfect body, one can have a perfect soul’.
In life there are always undesirable things, so in order to feel better you need to look at life from another direction.
I hope the message hidden in this story will bring fresh new ways of thinking to everyone and that everyone will appreciate and be thankful for each beautiful day.
Faith is the continual demonstration of the strength and wonder of life.
By the way.. This story was a story in 2002. I am not sure whether is Faith still alive, or whether his books are still being published. All I know is that this story shares a beautiful meaning, and no matter how old it gets, there is no harm in sharing it
Update: Thanks to Karen, who took some of her precious time to Google about our this little Faith here, you can now check out more about Faith here and that is, if you’re interested