A wise old man throws a handkerchief on the floor and says to his student, “Try picking up that handkerchief.” Immediately, the boy bent down and picks it up.
However, the old man throws the handkerchief to the ground and says loudly, “Try picking up the handkerchief.” The boy was surprised but again he picks it up and hand it to the old man.
Yet the old man drops the handkerchief on the floor again and repeats the same words. This time the boy carefully picks up the handkerchief and put it in the man’s hand. The old man let go his hand so the handkerchief end up on the floor.
The boy, a little angry and says, “Why? I did what you say three times and each time I did no wrong!” Somehow the old man laughs and replies, “I say try picking up the handkerchief. So, how can you actually try? You either pick it up or you don’t, there’s no need to try.”
Moral of the story: The handkerchief represents your problem. Though light or heavy the problem, you either solve it or you don’t. There’s no need to try your best but to do your best.
**Thanks dear for cheering me up and giving me lots of advice & encouragement when I'm in the midst of many unhappy occassions