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Don't blow the whistle yourself

Don't blow the whistle yourself I watched a local football match in a school playground. As I sat down, I asked one of the boys what the score was. With a smile, he replied; they are leading us 3-0. And I said, REALLY. I have to say you don't look discouraged. "Discouraged," the boy asked with a puzzled look. Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle. I have confidence in the team and the managers; we shall definitely overcome. Truly, the match ended 5-4 in favour of the boy's team. He waved at me gently, with a beautiful smile as he left; I was amazed, mouth wide open; Such confidence; Such beautiful faith. As I got back home that night, his question kept coming back to me - ..... Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle. Life is like a game... Why be discouraged, when there is still life. Why be discouraged when your final whistle has not sounded. The truth is that many people blow the final
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