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.

    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.

      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.

        Making A Little Difference

        Making A Little Difference

        An old man once walking by the beach saw a girl throwing something gently in the sea. 

        He went closer to ask the lady what was she doing. 

        She said, “The sun is up and the tides are going low. If I don’t help the starfish, they will die.”

        The man said, “What difference does it make? There are thousands of them. You can’t save them all. Your efforts will be in vain.”

        The girl replied, “Maybe I can’t save them all. But every life I save makes a big difference.”

        Moral – Even a single life saved is worth the effort.

          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.

            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.

              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.

                  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.

                    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.