Don’t Give Up Just Yet

Don’t Give Up Just Yet

There was a boy named Akash who lived in a village. He was upset because his village faced a drought. Everything was drying up, the cattle were starving, and the crops were dying.

He went to the villagers and told them, “Remember, our grandparents told us stories that there is an underground river flowing through our village. We should all start digging to see.” 

The next morning, everyone started digging with hopes to find water. But after several hours of struggle, everyone was exhausted and gave up hope.

But Akash didn’t stop and kept digging until he saw some water. He screamed in happiness, called everyone, and said, “Don’t give up just yet.” 

Other villagers continued digging with him and dug a well to store water. Everyone was happy as they never had to face another drought. 

Moral – Hard work pays off in time.

    Never Spread Rumors About Others

    Never Spread Rumors About Others

    An old man once spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. The neighbor was arrested and released a few days after he was proved innocent.

    He sued the old man for defaming him. The old man defended himself in the court saying that those were just words, and they didn’t harm his neighbor in any way. 

    The judge asked the old man to write down all the things he said in a paper, tear it into small pieces and throw them away on his way back home. The hearing was to be continued the next day. 

    The next day, when the old man came to the court, before announcing the sentence, the judge asked him to go back and collect all the pieces of paper that he threw away on his way back home. The old man said, “It is impossible. I won’t be able to find them as the wind carried and scattered them at many different places.” 

    To this, the judge replied, “In the same way, your words have spread and now you can’t take them back because your neighbor’s reputation is already harmed.” 

    Moral – Don’t say things you cannot take back.

      Hungry Silly Mouse

      Hungry Silly Mouse

      A hungry mouse came across a basket full of corn. He cut a small hole through it and crawled inside. He ate a lot of corn. 

      Having satisfied his hunger, he tried to exit through the same hole, but due to increased belly, it couldn’t get out. He thought he should wait for the belly to shrink and slept in the basket. 

      The next morning, his belly had shrunk. Before leaving, he wanted to eat some more corn. Like earlier, he couldn’t control and ate a lot again. He tried to exit, but couldn’t leave this time too.

      He waited there for the belly to shrink, but by that time a hungry cat was passing by. She smelled the rat, opened the basket lid, and ate the mouse. 

      Moral – Greed is an evil

        The Slow But Smart Snail

        The Slow But Smart Snail

        A horse was very proud of his speed. Once he saw a snail and mocked him. The horse said, “Hey there, snail. Let’s have a race.” The snail didn’t reply and the horse laughed at him.

        The snail got angry and accepted the challenge, saying the race will happen tomorrow.

        He went home and made a plan with all his snail friends to outrace the horse. Since they all looked alike, the next day they hid in different places from starting to the finish line.

        After the race started, the horse covered a small distance. He looked down to find the snail ahead of him. 

        He increased his speed, but every time he looked down, the snail was already ahead of him. The horse couldn’t match the snail’s speed and gave up. 

        He said, “I lose, I can’t win the race. You are faster.” The snail laughed hard.

        Moral – Smart work is much faster.

          The Savior Was Saved

          The Savior Was Saved

          An ant in search of water was wandering through the forest and came around a water spring. It walked close to the spring and suddenly slipped. 

          Just when the ant was drowning, a dove was flying by. The dove saw the ant and threw a twig into the water. The ant climbed the twig and the dove safely took it to the ground. 

          At the same time, a hunter was trying to throw a net on the dove to capture it. The ant guessed what was about to happen. It quickly went and bit the hunter’s foot. In pain, he dropped the net on the ground, the dove escaped safely.  

          Moral – One good action leads to another.

            The Ugly Mango Tree

            The Ugly Mango Tree

            There were a mango and a banyan tree next to each other. The banyan tree was an abode to various species of animals and birds. Whereas, the mango tree had juicy fruits. People always came to eat the mangoes from the tree.

             No one ever paid much attention to the old banyan tree. The mango tree said to the banyan tree, “No one ever looks at you. They all want me and my fruits but nothing from you. I’m the best.” 

            The next day king’s soldiers came and ruthlessly plucked all the mangoes. They left the broken branches and scanty leaves on the mango tree which had never looked so ugly. 

            To this, the banyan tree said, “Now look at you. Without your beauty and fruits, you are less likely to attract anyone. Your beauty ruined you. While I stand here safe and provide shade. I’m still useful.”

            Moral – Never be too proud of your beauty.

              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 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.

                  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.

                    Who Is Richer

                    Who Is Richer

                    A father once took his daughter to a village to show her poverty. 

                    After spending a full day at the farm of a poor family, the father asked his daughter, “Tell me what you saw today? Did you learn anything?”

                    The daughter replied, “Yes Dad, we have a pool, they have rivers, we have lanterns while they have stars, we have a dog, they have so many animals, we buy our food, they grow theirs, we have walls for protection, they have friends, we have television, they have family and relatives, we read the encyclopedia for knowledge, they read Bible. Thanks for showing me how poor we are.”

                    The father was speechless. He learned a lesson that day from his little daughter which changed his perspective for happiness.

                    Moral – Happiness lies in small things. Kids know this, and sometimes we can share their knowledge for better life lessons.