Foal|کره خر

“76th story”

A university Professor was sharing an old memory with his class.


He said: “I was at a red light deep in my thoughts when I heard a long constant horn along with a sharp shout; ‘Hey foal-donkey, when are you going to move?’


The street was quiet with no traffic. At the next red light, our cars were side by side with the windows down.


I turned my head, smiled and said: ‘First of all, did you know foal is a young donkey. Secondly, you should have called me jackass or jack-donkey. If I’m a donkey, then you must be Solomon since you can talk to animals. And finally, I was deep into my thoughts and I am really sorry about that.’


The other man smiled back and said over and over again: ‘I am so sorry, there was no need to act the way I acted.’


I pointed to him to park at the side of the street.


I had a half-eaten box of chocolate. When we parked, I walked out of the car with the ripped box of chocolate and offered him some. We talked a little and exchanged our phone numbers and we’ve been best friends ever since.


There was a fight about to start but it ended with friendship. Millions of people died in wars that could have easily been prevented with an apology or a smile. If someone can make you angry that means that person has power over you. Calm your anger with kindness, smiles, and forgiveness. Solve misunderstandings by putting an effort to understand the circumstances.”

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  1. We have jackasses in politics who could learn from the jackass on the street that a smile or apology can work wonders.

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  2. Love it, beautifully written inspiring and so meaningful!

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  3. It’s true that you will do a lot with good word and kindness. We fall into anger and irritation easily. A lot depends on how we react to someone’s unpleasant attention. You are kind and it disarms him.

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  4. Beautiful story, I wish peace dominates the entire world someday, somehow.

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  5. 🙂 love this! and the pictures are adorable.

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  6. A sense of humor and humanity. 🙂

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  7. I like what you’re saying here. And agree with it. 🙂

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  8. “Kindness, smiles and forgiveness”…love it Laleh!❤️❤️

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  9. A wonderful example how kindness can change hearts and minds, leaving a lasting impression!

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  10. Sorry, i have to excuse for the long delay, Laleh! Hope you will accept it, and i need some more time too, for reading your book. Congratulations on the award, and have a great Sunday! Best wishes, Michael

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  11. Yes, people that make one angry have power over one… I try very hard to remember that always, but sometimes it is very, very hard…

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  12. Inspiring story!!! Thank you Laleh!! Have a nice week!!!

    No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.

    Douglas Horton

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  13. I love reading your stories…and this is no exception. 🙂 Thank you.

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  14. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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  15. it’s good

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