A Modern Day Parable - The Cookies

Modern Day Parables

The parable of the cookie is a wonderful story.  It has simplicity, an unexpected twist, yet a clear message.

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A Modern Day Parable - The Cookies

A young lady was waiting in the airport's departure lounge.  There was a delay so she bought some cookies.

A modern parable - The Cookies

She sat down in an armchair and read her book

A modern parable - The Cookies


Beside her sat a pleasant young man reading his book.  Neither spoke.

A modern parable - The Cookies

The young lady took her first cookie.  Much to here surprise, the young man also took a cookie.

A modern parable - The Cookies

This continued until there was only one cookie left.

A modern day parable

Then the man took the last cookie and divided into half.  That was too much, she still did not say anything, but snatched up her book and stormed off to the departure queue.

PowerPoint Presentation - The Cookie Parable

Check out our PowerPoint Presentation and see what she found in her handbag much later.  It explains the modern day parable of the cookie perfectly.


A modern day parable PPT (Right click Save Target As)

More Parables

Will and Guy have chosen to bring you these 'parables' [stories with religious or moral meanings] from classical Chinese literature.

Each one, like all parables, has a meaning. Some are easier to understand than others. The Chinese have long had a tradition of parables from the time of Confucius to modern times.

Seagulls by Lie ZiSeagull parable

A young man who lived by the sea loved seagulls.  Every morning at daybreak he would go to the seaside and play with the gulls. Hundreds of gulls would come to him and not fly away.

His father said, 'I heard that seagulls like to play with you. Catch a few for me so that I can play with them too.'

The next morning when the father went to the seaside the seagulls swooped about in the skies but none came down to him.

The message of this parable is that one may try, but unable to, hide one's inner thoughts. Even birds and animals can sense one's true feelings.


Chinese Parable of the Lost Axe by Lie ZiChinese parable

A man who lost his axe suspected his neighbour's son of stealing it. To him, as he observed the boy, the way the lad walked, the expression on his face, the manner of his speech - in fact everything about his appearance and behaviour betrayed that he had stolen the axe.

Not long afterwards the man found his axe while digging in his cellar. When he saw his neighbour's son again, nothing about the boy's behaviour nor appearance seemed to suggest that he had stolen the axe.

How to Create an Inspirational PowerPoint PresentationHow to Create a PowerPoint Presentation

Making presentations in PowerPoint is satisfying, moreover, it's easy to get started.  The PowerPoint program is intuitive to learn and easy to create your own PPT slides and build them into a slide show.  If you have Microsoft Office you may find that you already have PowerPoint along with Word and Excel. 

One way to begin is simply to open any example presentation.  Just download one of our free PPT files and open it with PowerPoint.  As you examine the slides, so it will become obvious how to add pictures and titles, if you do get stuck, ask the wonderful built-in 'Help'.  To make an inspirational slide show requires these skills;

  • Imagination - Think of a motivating idea, then build a themed slide set
  • Artistic - An eye for a good picture
  • Wordsmith - Choose a catchy title for each slide
  • PowerPoint mechanics - Actually, this is the easiest skill of them all, the program is so intuitive.
  • Latest techique - Use Skydrive.  Import to your public folder, embed in your web page.

Good luck with creating your inspirational PowerPoint Presentation

Will and Guy

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