True Wealth

True Wealth

Two friends named Max and Tim met after a really long time.  “I have a huge house with a pool,” Max boasted while drinking his tea. “I have 30 cars and a garden in front of my house,” Tim said.

Soon they started fighting over who was richer and who was less. Suddenly, the ground started shaking and they realized it was an earthquake. Tim quickly hid under the table and pulled Max down with him.

Max took his handkerchief and wrapped Tim’s bleeding hand that he hurt while pulling Max. The bamboos and bricks the hotel was made of started falling down. But Max and Tim were safe.

They realized none of their wealth helped them, friendship and kindness did.

Moral: True wealth isn’t money or materials, it is friendship and kindness.

Meeting God

Meeting God

A little boy wanted to meet God. So, he packed his lunch with cake and some orange juice and set on his expedition with the hope to meet God.

After some time, he came across a park where he saw an old woman sitting on the bench. She looked upset. The kid went to him and offered her some cake. She smiled and the kid found her smile very beautiful. Therefore, he offered her juice too, only to see her smile again. Both of them felt so happy.

The kid came back home with a wide smile on his face. On being asked by his mother about his happiness, he answered, “Today I shared my lunch with God, she has the most beautiful smile.”

When the old lady reached home, her son asked, “Why are you so happy mother?” She replied, “I ate cake with God in the park. He is much younger than I expected.”

Moral – God is everywhere and becomes visible when you make others happy.

Haughty Oak Tree

Haughty Oak Tree

In the oak tree’s eyes, he was a robust tree. He thought to himself, “I am way stronger than these weak reeds. Unlike them, I stand alone in the storm, never bend to the wind’s will.”

The same night nature took a toll, a powerful storm came.

In the morning, reeds found the mighty oak tree uprooted. They said, “Oh lord, we are grateful that we can bend and don’t just break.”

Moral – Pride takes a fall.

A Little Help From God

A Little Help From God

After a shipwreck, a man who was the lone survivor managed to reach the shore.

He asked God for help. After waiting too long for God to answer his prayers, he built himself a hut for his protection with sabotaged pieces of a shipwreck.

Few days passed by, each day he spent plenty of time looking for food and gazing at the horizon for God’s help.

One day, when he returned from his food search, he found his little hut burnt to ashes.

Losing all hope, he felt helpless and screamed in anger, “Why God? Why do you never answer my prayers?”

After a few hours, a ship reached the shore for his rescue. The man asked the captain, “How did you find me?” The captain replied, “We saw your smoke signal for help.”

The man’s faith in God’s will was restored.

Moral – Don’t lose hope because bad things are happening to you. God has his own way of working.

The Farmer And The Crane

The Farmer And The Crane

Once there was a farmer who was worried about his crops. His crops were being eaten by the birds every day.

Agitated, he decided to trap the birds the next day. When the birds came, he managed to capture them with a big net. A crane too got trapped with them.

The crane pleaded the farmer to free him.

To this request, the farmer answered, “You were found in the company of these birds who destroyed my crops. I cannot let you go. I won’t spare you either.”

Moral – You get judged for the company you keep.

Two Feet

Two Feet

There was once a mountain climber who wanted to climb every mountain. Once he was climbing a mountain in the night. He couldn’t see anything and hence he slipped on a rock.

He kept falling down and down and realized he is going to die. But suddenly his safety rope caught him and he stopped falling. He stayed there dangling and praying to god.

Then he heard a voice calling his name. “I am God, son. If you believe that I can save you, cut the rope you are hanging to.” He looked down and all he saw was pitch black darkness so he didn’t cut the rope.

The next day he was found frozen to death by rescuers. But they saw he was hanging only two feet away from the ground. “Only if he had cut his rope, he would be safe and alive,” one of the rescuers said.

Moral: Always have faith in God, even if the path looks difficult.

A Walk Into The Future

A Walk Into The Future

On one fine evening, two mothers crossed each other’s paths along with their kids. A beggar sitting on the footpath nearby asked for money.

One mother refused and told her child, ” Look, this is what you’ll become in the future if you don’t study.”

While the other mother gave food and some cash to the beggar. Turning to her child, she said, “Look son, if you study hard today, you will be able to change the life of these poor people. In the future, you will make the world a better place for them.”

Moral – Teach your kids to make lives better. The right lessons create better people.

Nature Is The Best Teacher

Nature Is The Best Teacher

There was a naughty kid who was rude. His parents were tired of his bad habits. They decide to leave him with a wise old man for a week.

The old man told the kid he will only be allowed to eat, play, and speak if he completes the daily tasks given to him.

They went into a forest and the man asked the kid to pluck the grass as his first task. With an arrogant smile, he easily did it.

The next day, the man asked him to uproot a sapling as a second task, he did as told.

The next day, the man asked him to uproot a shrub, with much struggle he was able to complete the task.

Last day, the man wanted the kid to uproot a fully grown tree. The kid looked at the tree and said, “I can’t even try, it is so big. This is impossible.”

The old man replied, “Exactly my dear, same is true for your bad habits. If you let them grow, they become difficult to remove.”

Moral – Stop your kids from doing wrong at the young age. Don’t let their bad turn into deep-rooted habits.

Fred and George

Fred and George

Fred was a little boy who loved to go fishing with his friends. He usually went fishing down the river with his friend George. Fred and George were best friends and always helped each other.

One day they went fishing together but couldn’t find any fish. So, Fred rowed and took the boat to the deeper side to find fish. He tried leaning on the boat to see the fishes and he accidentally fell.

George was very scared he didn’t want to fall himself. But he couldn’t leave Fred alone so he threw a rope to Fred and pulled him up. It was so hard, but he did it and Fred thanked him and hugged him.

Moral: True friends don’t leave you alone in any situation.

Butterfly

Butterfly

One day a man sees a butterfly trying very hard to come out of her cocoon. He stays and observes what the butterfly is trying to do. When he sees that the butterfly is not able to become out of the cocoon easily, he feels sad for her and decided to help her somehow.

Therefore, he takes a pair of scissors and cuts the cocoon so that the butterfly can get free. But he sees that as soon as he cut the cocoon the butterfly came out injured and crawling. He was sure he didn’t hurt the butterfly with the scissors and there was no blood either.

He didn’t realize that when the butterfly tries to come out of its cocoon, its body makes a fluid. As the butterfly struggles, the fluid gets pushed back into the body till the wings. It’s that struggle and fluid that gives the ability to the butterfly to fly. Without the struggle, the butterfly will just be a crawling, injured, insect.

MORAL: Our struggles helps us grow and become better in life.