A city boy, Raj, moved to the village and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $1000. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer drove up and said,
“Sorry Rajji, but I have some bad news, the donkey died while I was bringing him here.”
Raj replied: “Well then, just give me my money back.” The farmer said: “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
Raj said: “OK then, just unload the donkey.” The farmer asked: “What you are going to do with him?”
Raj: “I’m going to raffle him off.” (Note: To raffle is like lottery – draw lot to a group of people each paying the same amount for a ticket and there is a big prize for the people who win.)
Farmer: “You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!” Raj: “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”
A month later the farmer met up with Raj and asked, “What happened with that dead donkey?” Raj: “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $. 10 each and made a profit of $ 4990 with the donkey worth $. 1000 as the prize.
Farmer: “Didn’t anyone complain?”
Raj: “Just the guy who won. So I gave him back his $ 10.”
No situation is so bad that it cannot be turned around. You need to just think hard. So look at your glass always as half full (positive attitude ) rather then half empty. Do not lose hope….......