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.
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.
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.