Category: 10-line stories

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.

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.

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.

The Donkey

The Donkey

There was once a donkey named Jojo who was very old. Jojo couldn’t work for his master anymore so he decided to kill him. He dug a pit and pushed Jojo into it.

The master started filling up the pit with mud so that he can bury Jojo. Jojo on the other hand shook all the mud from his back and climbed on the dirt that gathers at his feet. Slowly there was a mountain of mud inside the pit and Jojo dusting the mud off and climbing on it.

Soon enough he was out of the pit and in front of his master. His master saw the donkey alive and got scared that the donkey will try to take revenge. He threw his shovel away and ran towards his farm as fast as he could.

Jojo laughed as he saw his master running in fear and lived his life eating juicy fruits and vegetables from the forest.

Moral: The presence of mind can save your life.

The Skates

The Skates

A little kid named Ron always wanted to have his very own roller skates and wear it wherever he went. But unfortunately, his mother didn’t have enough money to buy him one. Therefore, he just liked to watch other kids zooming past in the playground.

One day while watching the kids play, he saw another kid with roller skates slip and fall. As he fell, he hit his knee on a rock and got hurt. Without another thought, Ron ran to help and took him to a doctor nearby. Afterward, he took the kid home.

The parents of the kids were very touched by seeing what Ron had done. They thanked him and a few days later they gifted him a pair of blue roller skates. Ron thanked them and immediately took the skates to the playground. The kid he had helped taught him how to skate, and every day from then, they skated together.

Moral: What you do, comes back to you.

Mango Trees

Mango Trees

There were three friends in a village named Varun, Aakash, and Neel. They loved mangoes and spent their evening plucking mangoes from trees. Aakash and Neel would climb the mango trees and pluck the mangoes while Varun would pick them from the ground.

Varun was scared of heights so he never learned to climb trees. One day Aakash and Neel decided to help Varun overcome his fears. They brought an old mattress and placed it under the tree. They convinced Varun that even if he fell, the mattress would save him.

The whole evening, they taught Varun to climb trees. Varun was scared and first but he tried again and again. He fell a couple of times but the mattress saved him. He didn’t lose up and his friends cheered for him. A week later Varun climbed a tree without any fear.

After that, they all would climb mango trees and eat mangoes sitting on the tree together.

MORAL: Always believe in yourself and you will do wonders.

Anger

Anger

There used to be a boy named Danny who had an awful temper. One day he got very angry at his brother and said that he didn’t like him. Later on, he realized his mistake and said ‘sorry’ to his brother.  His father saw this and gave him a pack of nails and told him that each time he lost his temper, he should pound a nail into the fence.

The next day he had hammered 12 nails into the fence. Later on, when his anger died down, his father asked him to take out the nails. Danny obeyed and took out the nails.

His father then showed him the holes the nails had left behind. “Your anger left holes in this fence. In the same way, when you say something to someone in anger, it leaves scars in their mind. And no matter how many times you apologize, they never fully heal. “

Danny realized his mistake and never lost his temper again.

Moral: Never lose your temper. You might end up hurting others.

The Class Topper

The Class Topper

Raghav was the son of a cobbler. He loved to go to school and learn new things. During the night he worked hard with his father and in the day, he worked hard in his school.

One day his teacher announced in the class that there was a test next week. After the teacher had gone, they started talking about who can top the class. “I would love to try, work hard and top the class,” Raghav said. The whole class started laughing.

“You are a cobbler’s son, you cannot top the class,” they said. Raghav ignored them and studied all week long and gave his best on the test.

A few days later the results came and the teacher announced that Raghav had topped the class. The whole class realized their mistake and apologized to Raghav. Raghav helped a lot of his classmates with studies and they helped him too. All of them were happy.

Moral: Never judge or underestimate someone. Learn and grow together.

Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

Meena and Teena were sisters and walked every day to school. Their mother always gave them Bread and Butter in their tiffin.  Every day while returning home they saw a lady sitting on the footpath.

Meena always saved some of her Bread for the lady and gave it to her. “Why do you give your bread to her Meena? She’s dirty.” One day Teena asked Meena. Meena smiled and said “We have everything we want, she doesn’t, so I help her. She likes bread and butter too.”

Their mom listened to their conversation and hugged them. “That’s right! We should help others and be kind. When you make others smile, God smiles at you.” She said.

Moral: Don’t look down upon the needy, help them.