A woman dreamed she was granted one wish: “Before I die let me visit both hell and heaven.” Her wish was granted.

She was whisked off to a great banqueting hall. The tables were piled high with delicious food and drink. Around the tables sat miserable, starving people as wretched as could be. “Why are they like this?” she asked the angel who accompanied her.

“Look at their arms,” the angel replied. She looked and saw that attached to the people’s arms were long chopsticks secured above the elbow. Unable to bend their elbows, the people aimed the chopsticks at the food, missed every time and sat hungry, frustrated and miserable.

“Indeed this is hell! Take me away from here!”

She was then whisked off to heaven. Again she found herself in a great banqueting hall with tables piled high. Around the tables sat people laughing, contented, joyful. “No chopsticks I suppose,” she said.

“Oh yes there are. Look – just as in hell they are long and attached above the elbow but look… here people have learnt to feed one another”.


(moral: it is heavenly when we help one another and for those with greed and hatered, they hunger for others to suffer while them themselves suffer too and hunger for a better life. I enjoyed this little tale that to me instills that; when we reach out to help others they in return help us.)


food for thought

I am reminded of the saying that there are two kinds of people

those with helping hands

and those whom are a handful


chop-stick (facts)

In japan alone there were over 24 billion pairs of chopsticks used just last year. The chop-sticks have been dated back as far as 1200 BC, where a pair of bronze chop-sticks were excavated at the ruins of Yin. More traditionally they are made from bamboo but they are also made from bone, ivory, metal and every type of wood known. One fact that has surfaced recently is that chop-stick users are more prone to artheritis than those who use utensils due to the muscles used to preform the act of making them work.

have a dreamy day