The Little Wave

by Stephen on February 13, 2014 · 15 comments

in Inspirational Stories

The story is abut a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time.

He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this terrible”, the wave says. “Look what’s going to happen to me!”

Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him: “Why do you look so sad?”

The first wave says: “You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?”

The second wave says: “No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean.”

By Mitch Albom in “Tuesdays with Morrie”
Submitted by Jayden

“Sometimes we need to quit thinking only about ourselves, and look at the bigger picture!” – Amy Alusa

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chris February 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Indeed, a powerful and challenging message. Often, we care more about ourselves than others….

2 Swarup February 14, 2014 at 12:48 am

Yes we get lost looking at ourselves with out realizing there are bigger things around us to be bothered about. Thanks for reminding.

3 Mariam February 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

We have to stop just concentrating on ourselves.

4 Tuhin February 14, 2014 at 1:57 am

Good one

5 Kavita February 14, 2014 at 4:47 am

The forms can crash/disappear as they appeared out of the original thing. One should not get identified with the form forgetting about originality. E.g the form swetar disappears and thread remains, the form thread disappears and original fibre remains and so on in the end nothing like wise with the body form.

6 Sri February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm

New perspective

7 Sunny Mammen February 15, 2014 at 5:20 am

We are not all alone.. We are part of the great ocean.. It is time to care / share and be a part. Thanks for providing that confidence and reminding about it.

8 Himanish February 15, 2014 at 10:04 am

Very good

9 Joseph Muya February 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

This is nice.

10 Elizabeth githui February 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

We should always look at the mountain mover not the mountain.

11 Ditra Pasha March 5, 2014 at 4:55 am

I guess this story has made me see the bigger picture in my life at this moment. Thank u for the encouragement I’ll be glad to share.

12 Satish September 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Very nice message.

13 Clint March 10, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Some of us really don’t think like the 2nd wave.. I think i really need to see the big picture in my life..

14 Pankaj Kaka March 13, 2015 at 12:22 am


15 Unknown December 21, 2015 at 8:07 pm


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