Jug and Pump

There is a Legend of a man  who was lost in the desert, dying for water. He stumbled on untill he came to an abandon house outside deserted shack and saw a rusty old water pump. He stumbled over to it, grabbed the handle and began to pump up and down. But nothing came out.

Then he noticed a nearby jug with cork at the top and a note written on the side these words, “My friend, you have to prime the pump with the water in this jug. PlS. Be sure to fill the jug again before you leave.” 

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As he popped the cork, suddenly he was faced with a decision. If he drank the water he could live. But if he poured it into the old rusty pump, maybe it would yield from down deep in the well all the water he wanted later.

He studied his options. What should he do, pour it into the pump and take a chance on fresh, cool water, or drink what was in the jug and ignore its message?

something from inside told him to follow the advice and choose the risky decision and Reluctantly he poured all the water into the pump. Then he grabbed the handle and began to pump…squeak, squeak, squeak. Nothing came out! Squeak, squeak, squeak. A little bit began to dribble out, then a small stream, and finally it gushed! To his relief fresh, cool water poured out of the old rusty pump.

Eagerly, he filled the jug and drank from it. He filled it another time and once again drank its refreshing contents. Then he filled the jug for the next traveller. He filled it to the top, popped the cork back on, and added this little note: “Believe me, it really works.” 

 

Moral-you have to give it all away you can get anything back that’s why giving is important !!