The Black Balloon

Well, I’m sure it would surprise us all to learn how many people in this world don’t understand this concept. Are you holding yourself back from rising because of the colors you notice? “…ofthestory.”



On the streets of New York City a balloon salesman knew how to attract a crowd. Before making his first sale, he took a white balloon, filled it with helium gas and it floated into the air on the string. Next, he inflated a red balloon and then a yellow one. As children gathered around to buy his wares, a little African boy looked up at the balloons and eventually asked, “Mister, if you filled a black balloon, would it go up, too?” The man bent down and looked the boy in the eyes and said, “Of course. It’s not the color of the balloon, it’s what’s inside that makes it rise.”


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