InspirEmail No 302 - April 2016 - What will be my reward?
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

What will be my reward?

A fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach with his fishing rod propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish or two.

A businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his work day. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why he was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family. 'You aren't going to catch many fish that way,' said the businessman to the fisherman. 'You should be working rather than lying on the beach!'

The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, 'And what will be my reward?'

'Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!' was the businessman's answer.

'And then what will be my reward?' asked the fisherman, still smiling. The businessman replied, 'You will make money and you'll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!'

'And then what will be my reward?' asked the fisherman again.

The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman's questions. 'Well you can buy a bigger boat and hire some people to work for you!' he said.

'And then what will be my reward?' repeated the fisherman.

The businessman was getting angry. 'Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats and let all your employees catch fish for you!'

Once again the fisherman asked, 'And then what will be my reward?'

The businessman was now red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, 'Don't you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach and relaxing. You won't have a care in the world!'

The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, 'And what do you think I'm doing right now?'

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