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A little inspirational story

Updated on January 9, 2007

A short inspirational story, translated into English.

(Na hrvatskom ispod engleskog teksta)

Short inspirational story

A young woman is waiting for her flight to board at a large airport. In order for the time to go by a bit more quickly, she decides to buy a book and a small pack of cookies. She takes a seat in the VIP waiting area so that nobody bothers her.

Next to her is a small table with the pack of cookies, and next to that sits a man reading a newspaper. When she's about to take a cookie, the man takes one.

She's shocked but doesn't say anything and continues to read her book. She thinks to herself, "Wow, look at this. If I were a bit braver, I would have hit him by now." Every time she takes a cookie, the man, not caring at all, also takes one.

This continues until there is only one cookie left, and the girl thinks "I wonder what'll happen now!" The man takes the last one and divides it in two! "This is really too much" she begins to say, shocked, and grabs her things and makes her way towards the exit of the waiting area. When she feels a bit better, after the anger has passed, she sits down at an empty place to avoid having another uncomfortable encounter. She closes her book and opens her purse to throw it in...and in that moment sees the package of cookies she had bought, unopened.

Ashamed and feeling like a thief, she finally got that the cookies were not hers, but that they belonged to the man sitting next to her, who had calmly offered to share his last cookie with her, totally unlike her, who was hurt by her own pride and feelings.

Conclusion: How many times in our lives will we or have we eaten someone else's cookie, but didn't know it? Before drawing a quick conclusion or thinking something bad, LOOK at the details carefully. Very often the situation isn't the way it looks at first glance!

In life there are 5 things that you can't get back:

  1. A stone once it's been thrown.
  2. A word after it's been spoken.
  3. An opportunity after it's been lost.
  4. Time which has passed.
  5. Love which was not fought for.

Words to live by:

  1. Work like you'll never need money.
  2. Love like you've never been hurt by love.
  3. Dance like nobody's watching.
  4. Sing like nobody's listening.
  5. Live as if heaven were on earth.

(Author unknown)

Jedna mala priča

Djevojka je čekala avion u čekaonici jednog velikog aerodroma. Pošto je trebala dugo čekati, odlučila je kupiti knjigu da bi joj

Vrijeme brže prošlo. Kupila je knjigu i paketić keksa. Sjela je u čekaonicu VIP da je nitko ne bi uznemiravao.

Pored nje je bila stolica sa keksom, a sa druge jedan gospodin koji je čitao novine. Kad je ona počela uzimati keks i gospodin je uzeo jedan.

Ona se šokirala, ali ništa ne reče i nastavi čitati knjigu. U sebi je pomislila "ma gledaj ti ovo, da samo imam malo više hrabrosti, do sada bih

ga već udarila..." Svaki put kad je ona uzimala jedan keks, čovjek pored nje, ne obazirući se ni na što, je uzimao isto tako jedan.

Nastavili su tako dok nije ostao samo jedan u paketu i djevojka pomisli: "Baš me interesira što će sad uraditi!!!" Čovjek uze posljednji i podijeli ga na dvoje! "Ovo je zaista previše " - počne govoriti šokirana, uze svoje stvari, knjigu, torbu i ode prema izlazu iz čekaonice. Kada se osjećala malo bolje, nakon što ju je prošla ljutnja, sjela je na mjesto gdje nije bilo nikoga da bi izbjegla neke druge neugodne događaje. Zatvori knjigu i otvori torbu da je ubaci .............. U tom trenutku ugleda paketić keksa još uvijek netaknut.

Postidje se kao kradljivac i tek tada shvati da je keks isti kao njen bio od gospodina koji je sjedio pored nje, ali koji je, bez šokiranja,nervoze ili

prepotencije, podijelio i svoj posljednji komad sa njom, totalno suprotno od nje, koja se čak osjećala povrijeđena u vlastitom ponosu i osjećajima.

ZAKLJUČAK: Koliko puta u našem životu ćemo ili smo pojeli tuđi keks, a da to nikad nećemo ili nismo ni saznali? Prije nego što se dođe do brzopletog zaključka i prije nego što se počne misliti loše:

GLEDAJ sa pažnjom detalje, vrlo često situacija nije onakva kako izgleda nama na prvi pogled!!!!

U životu postoji 5 stvari koje se ne mogu vratiti:

- Kamen kad je bačen;

- Riječ nakon što je izrečena;

- Mogućnost nakon što je izgubljena;

- Vrijeme kad je prošlo;

- Ljubav za koju se NE BORI.

Jednom je netko rekao:

Radi kao da nikad nećeš imati potrebu za novcem.

Voli kao da nisi nikad patio od ljubavi.

Pleši kao da the niko ne gleda.

Pjevaj kao da the nitko ne sluša.



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    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      5 years ago

      Yes, it is an inspirational story. Thank you.

    • sallybea profile image

      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      6 years ago from Norfolk


      A lovely little tale. I thought I might like to revive it, especially at Christmas time, when good things should always be shared - even Cookies in an Airport building!


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      Jason Menayan 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      Agreed, Hollie. :) Thank you for stopping by for a comment!

    • Hollie Thomas profile image

      Hollie Thomas 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      LL, how have I missed this? How insightful, but I have to say that this:

      Work like you'll never need money.

      Love like you've never been hurt by love.

      Dance like nobody's watching.

      Sing like nobody's listening.

      Live as if heaven were on earth.

      Is so very difficult to do, but definitely something to aim for. Thanks. ;)

    • sofs profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful story, powerful words.. great message!!

    • Writer Fox profile image

      Writer Fox 

      9 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Some humans are truly wonderful. I think you are one of them.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      9 years ago from Minnesota

      This is a very powerful hub with a powerful message. Thanks for the inspiration today :-)

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      10 years ago

      This is the second story I have read on HubPages. The first echoed the cynicism and depression of my, thankfully, unusual state of mind and soul today. This one has put me right again. Thank you.

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      Jennifer Maldonado 

      10 years ago from West Palm Beach

      Great hub. I really enjoyed that. Thanks

    • Leptirela profile image


      10 years ago from I don't know half the time

      This a great hub, it goes on to show much more that it states. It also shows character for both cookie 'munchers' I like how the 'thoughts' of this woman reveal her character and how the strangers characters SHARES his cookie despite not being able to have his thoughts it leaves or us to conclude...I love it.. :)

    • wavegirl22 profile image


      10 years ago from New York, NY

      Every now and then you have that moment when you know you just have stumbled across something special, something that you know you wont forget. This story is one of those moments. And I thank you for sharing this special one.


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      10 years ago

      Wow, this is wonderful. Because you are so prolific I never caught this way back when but I'm glad I did today. :)

      Not sure if you'll welcome it, but the end where she realizes she was eating someone else's cookies while recognizing she wouldn't have willingly shared hers reminds me a bit of Americans whinging about paying taxes. They want to eat someone else's cookies (social benefits) while not recognizing that as a gain, but they don't want to put any of their cookies into the mix. But those people never typically have the kind of dawning awareness your protagonist did.

      Great hub~

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      13 years ago

      Thanks for the thought provoking story

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      13 years ago

      I often read inspirational stories such as the one you related. This is the first time I have heard yours. Thanks for publishing it, Livelonger.

    • vic profile image


      13 years ago

      Thank you for this nice story.

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      Jimmy the jock 

      13 years ago from Scotland

      lol livelonger can i have a cookie,that is a great story thanks for sharing.....jimmy


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