Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
April 6, 1997 Vol. 2, No. 22
The Secret of Life
As the Lord God was creating the world
He called upon his archangels.
He wanted their opinion on where they thought
He should place the "Secret of Life".
God knew that it must be in a special, "secret" place
as the "Secret of life" is a very VERY important trait
and not just anyone should know it.
The counsel came in a torrent, but it was not uniform.
"Bury it in the ground," one angel replied.
"Put it on the bottom of the sea" said another.
"Hide it in the mountains," another suggested.
The Lord replied, "If I see to do any of those only a few
will be able to find the Secret of Life. The Secret of
Life must be accessible to EVERYONE!"
One angel replied, "I know: put it in each man's heart.
Only a few may look, but all can find it there."
"Yes!" said the Lord. "within each man's heart is where
it will hide, and some, a few, will find it ."
And so it was -- the "Secret of Life," was hidden in man's heart.
A few, some, seem to have always known they have had the
"Secret to Life"
For them it was just a matter of knowing it was there, then seeking
those venues where they might best share.
Others have had to discover the "Secret of Life" by trial and error.
For them life has been a rewarding journey filled with lessons
and experiences to share.
While others, unbelieving and lacking vision, have never bothered
to truly search; for them mortal life has been the end of hope.
Regardless, the "Secret of Life" lies within all of us.
--- Author Unknown
[Editor's Note: several versions of this story abound - most notably in A Third Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Secret of Life by Aaron Stephens. The version presented here differs greatly from the one originally distributed and represents an amalgam of several versions.]
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