It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Life

It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Life Once upon a time, a man was wandering in a clear, grey forest. He seemed to be lost, searching for something. However, before he could find what he had been looking for, he came across a tiger. The tiger chased the man to the edge of the cliff and the man tipped over. Luckily, he grabbed a vine half way down the fall. He was momentarily safe. Although, when he looked up at the cliff, he didn’t quite feel that way. The tiger stood, bare tooth and gnawing away at the edge in the hopes of catching the man waiting to devour his own hunger. The man gulped down and decided to find a way to get himself out of this predicament by looking for a way further down. Perhaps, he could make his way back to home from somewhere on the>>>

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Patience Is Key

Patience Is Key You may have heard this expression over a million times in your life! But you would never have looked at it in a way that it could change your life. You often take sayings like that for granted. You believe that your life is what it is. There’s barely any shift that a fable can create in its flow. How very wrong you are! Patience is not just a virtue; it is a key! To what, you ask? Well, let’s find out! Once upon a time there was a man who wanted to be the most successful martial artist in the world. He aspired to be a student of the best master. He travelled for days and arrived at the school. Finally, he met with the teacher. The teacher asked him, “What do you want to learn from me?” The man answered, “I want to be the>>>

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Making an Effort for a Better Tomorrow

  Making an Effort for a Better Tomorrow Making an effort for a better tomorrow is imperative for each of us. Running away from this responsibility does not make matters easier for us. It simply makes our life harder. Let’s read the following fables to get a clearer idea of what we’re talking about.   The Ant and the Grasshopper On a fine autumn day, a family of Ants was working relentlessly to dry out the grain that they had collected and stored during the summer season. Since, winter was looming over their heads just a few days away, the Ants wanted to prepare for it before it arrived and they would no longer be able to find food out in the open. They had already done the difficult part of the job, collecting food in the hot and dry summer. All they needed to do now was prepare it>>>

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Rejection Does Not Justify Giving Up

Rejection Does Not Justify Giving Up Once upon a time….. There was a farmer who lived in small village. He made a very small income with the harvest that he carried to the town on the back of his donkey to sell. He was a man with a limited vision and felt content when the smallest of his needs were fulfilled. Every day, the farmer took the same road to and from the town. One day, on his way back home, the farmer stopped by a well to have some water. Unfortunately, as he looked for the well’s bucket, his donkey fell into it. The farmer felt quite miserable at losing his donkey like that. However, the donkey was not dead yet. It cried out to his master to help him out of the well. The farmer stared at the pathetic creature. It had been with him for a very>>>

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The Dog and the Reflection

The Dog and the Reflection Once upon a time, a dog lived in a small town. Every day, he would sit outside the butcher’s shop hoping that the butcher would toss him a bone. One day he was sitting there when the butchered took pity on him and gave him the biggest, juiciest bone he had ever had! The dog couldn’t believe his fortune. He immediately got up and happily scurried away with the bone in his mouth. He wished to enjoy his prized bone alone so he went around in search of the best spot to devour it. With the bone in mouth, he came across a river. As he crossed the narrow footbridge, he happened to look down at his reflection in the water. In his haste and excitement, he failed to realize that it was his own reflection. The silly dog thought it was another dog, carrying>>>

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Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns

Water the Rose Despite Its Thorns We never hesitate to pick a rose despite the fact that the thorns can prick us; similarly, we should not be afraid to take risks and love people who may not seem to deserve it. Everyone is flawed and make mistakes every now and then but why focus on them? Focus on what you like about people and be empathetic to bring out peace and happiness in your life. This story of an old man and a scorpion is the perfect example of how one should show kindness even to those who hurt us. One morning, when passing a stream, a wise old man saw a scorpion. It was floating helplessly in the water. The old man knew that the scorpion will definitely drown if he does not do anything to save its life. Thinking quickly, the old man stretched out on a root>>>

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Something is Better than Nothing

Something is Better than Nothing There once lived a fisherman. The sole source of survival for this poor man was his fish. Not only did he sell the fish in the market to meet his expenses, he also ate it to get by. One day, the fisherman reached the shore with high hopes of catching enough fish to feed him that day and for selling. However, to his dismay, he was only able to catch a little fry. The fisherman looked at the little fish disappointedly. He had only been able to catch one small fish when he needed to have more to sell. This little creature would not even be able to fulfill his hunger let alone make him any money. Nevertheless, he opened his basket to put the fish inside it. Just when he was about to throw it inside the basket, he heard a little whimper from>>>

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Give Respect to Earn Respect

Give Respect to Earn Respect Once upon a time, a mighty lioness lived in a jungle. The lioness was feared by all the animals. The giraffes would run at the sight of the lioness, zebra and antelope would gallop at her name and even snappy crocodiles steer clear of her. One day, a tiny mouse was running in the tall grass of the jungle when he bumped into the lioness. She was sleeping and immediately woke up when she felt something tickling her nose. The mouse has accidentally scampered onto her face! The lioness roared in anger, “How dare you!” and was about to swipe the mouse with a deadly blow when he begged, “My mighty queen, forgive me! I was running through the tall grass, searching for scraps to eat, I did not see you. I never meant to run onto your nose and disturb your sleep.” The lioness>>>

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There is Always Space for More!

There is Always Space for More! You may have experienced times when life really had you struggling for your goals. You may have thought of several ways of getting through the hard times. Even right now, you are thinking about standing tall and fighting, aren’t you? That’s the most evident solution to everyone’s problems. It is the easiest way out of your predicament! What you can’t always see is that sometimes, bending yourself and your will to the situation is the best thing for you to do. You will be able to see that clearly through the exemplary story of the Oak and the Reeds. A giant Oak tree stood near a brook where Reeds grew. Each day with passing winds, the Reeds bent in its direction, swaying this way and that. The Oak tree looked down upon the Reeds and said one day, “Oh, how sad it is that>>>

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The Other Side – Aesop’s Fable of Hares and the Frogs

The Other Side – Aesop’s Fable of Hares and the Frogs Once upon a time, a drove of hares lived in a valley. Being timid by nature, they were spending their lives in misery. Always afraid of the unforeseen predators, they were living in gloom and despair. One day they decided to call a council. Tired of living a life of fear, a hare exclaimed, “My dear fellow brothers, do you think this is a life worth living? We are constantly on the run; we never get a moment of peace. I am tired of being afraid all the time. I cannot keep living like this.” Another hare seconds, “We spend days hiding away from the predators and nights are no better, we cannot eat in comfort and sleep in the fear of death; a rustling of leaves make us run for the hills. Our lives are truly miserable. It>>>

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