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Short story with deep meaning – Artist Mother

Short Stories, Stories

Straight lines are always not important.

She, a renowned artist and a strict mother, often scolded her 6- year-old son for he could never draw a line straight. As he breathed slowly into the ventilator, she begged him to make one more crooked line on the ECG.

Story of Apple Tree

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ബോധകഥ

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*അവന് ഓര്‍മ്മ വച്ച നാള്‍ മുതല്‍  വലിയ ഒരു ആപ്പിള്‍മരം അവന്റെ വീട്ടു  മുറ്റത്തുണ്ടായിരുന്നു…..*
മറ്റ് കൂട്ടുകാരൊന്നും ഇല്ലാതിരുന്നതിനാല്‍ ബാല്യത്തില്‍ മരത്തിന്റെ ചുറ്റുമായിരുന്നു അവന്‍ കളിച്ചിരുന്നത്.
അങ്ങനെ അവന്‍ ആപ്പിള്‍മരത്തെയും മരം അവനെയും ഏറെ സ്‌നേഹിച്ചിരുന്നു.

വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ കടന്നുപോയപ്പോള്‍ അവന്‍ ആപ്പിള്‍മരത്തിന്റെ അടുത്തേക്ക് ചെല്ലാതെയായി.
ഒരു ദിവസം അവന്‍ അപ്രതീക്ഷിതമായി മരത്തിന്റെ അടുത്തെത്തി. മരത്തിന് ഏറെ സന്തോഷമായി.
മരം സ്‌നേഹത്തോടെ അവനെ കളിക്കാന്‍ വിളിച്ചു.
അവന്‍ പറഞ്ഞു:
”ഞാനിപ്പോള്‍ വലിയ കുട്ടിയായി.

എനിക്ക് കളിക്കാന്‍ കളിപ്പാട്ടങ്ങളാണ് വേണ്ടത്. പക്ഷേ, അതു വാങ്ങാനുള്ള പണമില്ല.”
”കുറെ ആപ്പിളുകള്‍ കൊടുത്താല്‍ പണം ലഭിക്കുമല്ലോ” മരം പറഞ്ഞു.
എന്നിട്ട് ധാരാളം ആപ്പിളുകള്‍ പൊഴിച്ചിട്ടു.
ആപ്പിളുകളുമായി പോയ അവന്‍ കുറെക്കാലത്തേക്ക് മരത്തിനടുത്തേക്ക് തിരികെവന്നില്ല.

വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞ് അവന്‍ വീണ്ടും മരത്തിനടുത്തെത്തി.
മരം സ്‌നേഹത്തോടെ അവനെ കളിക്കാന്‍ വിളിച്ചു. ”ഞാനിപ്പോള്‍ യുവാവാണ്. കളിക്കാന്‍ സമയമില്ല. ഞാന്‍ വീട് നിര്‍മിക്കുകയാണ്. നിനക്ക് എന്നെ സഹായിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയുമോ?” അവന്‍ ചോദിച്ചു.
”എന്റെ ശാഖകള്‍ വെട്ടിയെടുത്തുകൊള്ളുക” മരം പറഞ്ഞു.

അവന്‍ അങ്ങനെ ചെയ്തു.
എന്നാല്‍, വളരെക്കാലത്തേക്ക് അവന്‍ മരത്തിന്റെ അടുത്തേക്ക് തിരിച്ചുവന്നില്ല.
മരത്തിന് സങ്കടമായി.

ഏതാനും വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ക്കുശേഷം അവന്‍ വീണ്ടും മരത്തിനടുത്തെത്തി. അപ്പോഴേക്കും അവന്‍ മധ്യവയസ്‌ക്കനായിരുന്നു.
”എനിക്ക് ഉല്ലാസ യാത്ര നടത്തുന്നതിനായി ഒരു ബോട്ട് വാങ്ങണം.
നിനക്ക്  എന്നെ സഹായിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയുമോ?”
”എന്റെ തടി മുറിച്ചു വിറ്റ് ആ പണംകൊണ്ട് ബോട്ട് വാങ്ങിക്കൊള്ളുക” മരം പറഞ്ഞു. അവന്‍ സന്തോഷത്തോടെ അങ്ങനെ ചെയ്തു.
പിന്നീടവന്‍ മരത്തെ തിരിഞ്ഞുനോക്കിയില്ല. മരത്തിന് വലിയ വിഷമമായി.

ഏറെ വര്‍ഷങ്ങൾക്കുശേഷം ഒരിക്കല്‍ക്കൂടി അയാള്‍ മരത്തിനടുത്തെത്തി.
അവനെ കണ്ടപ്പോള്‍ മരത്തിന് സന്തോഷമായെങ്കിലും, അവന്റെ നരച്ച മുടിയും ക്ഷീണിച്ച ശരീരവും ആത്മവിശ്വാസം നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ട മുഖഭാവവുമൊക്കെ മരത്തെ വിഷമിപ്പിച്ചു.
”എന്നോട് ക്ഷമിക്കണം. നിനക്ക് തരാന്‍ ആപ്പിളുകളോ തടിയോ ഒന്നും ഇനി അവശേഷിക്കുന്നില്ല” മരം പറഞ്ഞു.
”എനിക്ക് ഒന്നും വേണ്ട, നീണ്ടകാലത്തെ വിശ്രമരഹിതമായ ജോലിമൂലം ഞാനാകെ ക്ഷീണിച്ചു…..
വിശ്രമിക്കുന്നതിനാണ് നിന്റെ അടുത്തെത്തിയിരിക്കുന്നത്…
അതുകേട്ടപ്പോള്‍ മരത്തിന് സന്തോഷമായി.
മരം വീണ്ടും തളിര്‍ത്ത് അവനായി തണല്‍ വിരിച്ചു.

*ഈ കഥ എല്ലായിടത്തും നടന്നുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നതാണ്.*
*ആപ്പിള്‍മരം നമ്മുടെ മാതാപിതാക്കളുടെ പ്രതീകമാണ്.*
*ചെറുപ്പത്തില്‍ എല്ലാക്കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ക്കും അവരെ ആശ്രയിക്കും.* *എന്നാല്‍, വളര്‍ന്നുകഴിയുമ്പോള്‍ പലപ്പോഴും ആവശ്യങ്ങള്‍ക്കുമാത്രമായിരിക്കും  അവരെ തേടുന്നത്.*

*കാര്യം സാധിച്ചാല്‍ ബോധപൂര്‍വം അവരെ മറക്കും……*
*എങ്കിലും മാതാപിതാക്കള്‍ തങ്ങള്‍ക്കുള്ളതെല്ലാം മക്കള്‍ക്ക് നല്കും….*
*ഒരു മരം തന്റെ ഉടമസ്ഥനായി അതിന്റെ എല്ലാം നല്‍കുന്നു, അതിന്റെ അവസാനം വരെ അത് മറ്റുള്ളവര്‍ക്ക് സഹായമായി നില്‍ക്കുന്നു…*
*അതുപോലെ തന്നെയല്ലേ മാതാപിതാക്കളും…….*
*ചുരുക്കം ചിലരുടെ കാര്യം മാത്രമാണ് ഇത്തരത്തിൽ’….*
*നാമെല്ലാം മാതാപിതാക്കളെ അതിരറ്റ് സ്നേഹിക്കുന്നവരാണ് അല്ലേ?*

Best example for Karma

Short Stories

Buddha was sitting with his disciples. One of them asked him “What is Karma?”
Buddha said, “Let me tell you a story…”
A king was touring his kingdom on his elephant. Suddenly he stopped in front of a shop in the market and said to his minister, “I don’t know why, but I want to hang the owner of this shop.” The minister was shocked. But before he could ask the king why, the king had moved on.
The next day, the minister went to that shop dressed as one of the locals to see the shopkeeper. He casually asked him how his business was faring. The shopkeeper, a sandalwood merchant, reported sadly that he had hardly any customer. People would come to his shop, smell the sandalwood and then go away. They would even praise the quality of the sandalwood but rarely buy anything. His only hope was that the king would die soon. Then there would be a huge demand for sandalwood for performing his last rites. As he was the only sandalwood merchant around, he was sure the king’s death would mean a windfall.
The minister now understood why the king had stopped in front of this shop and expressed a desire to kill the shopkeeper. Perhaps, the shopkeeper’s negative thought vibration had subtly affected the king, who had, in turn, felt the same kind of negative thought arising within.
The minister; a nobleman, pondered over the matter for a while. Without revealing who he was or what had happened the day before, he expressed a desire to buy some sandalwood. The shopkeeper was pleased. He wrapped the sandalwood and handed it over to the minister.
When the minister returned to the palace, he went straight to the court where the king was seated and reported that the sandalwood merchant had a gift for him. The king was surprised. When he opened the package, he was pleasantly surprised by the fine golden color of the sandalwood and its agreeable fragrance. Pleased, he sent some gold coins to the sandalwood merchant. The king also felt sorry in his heart that he had harbored unbecoming thoughts of killing the shopkeeper.
When the shopkeeper received the gold coins from the king, he was astounded. He began to proclaim the virtues of the king who had, through the gold coins, saved him from the brink of poverty. After some time, he recalled the morbid thoughts he had felt towards the king and repented for having entertained such negative thoughts for his own personal goal.
If we have a good and kind thought for another person, that positive thought will come back to us in a favorable way. But if we harbor evil thoughts, those thoughts will come back to us as retribution.

“What is Karma?” asked Buddha
Many replied, “our words, our deeds, our feelings, our actions……”
Buddha shook his head and said
“Your thoughts are your Karma!”

Always make others happy

Inspirational, Short Stories

A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease. Slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour.

While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However their married life continued as usual. But as days passed she lost her beauty gradually. Blind husband did not know this and there  was not any difference in their married life.

He continued to love her and she also loved him very much. One day she died. Her death brought him great sorrow.

He finished all her last rites and wanted to leave that town.
A man from behind called and said, now how will you be able to walk all alone? All these days your wife used to help you.

He replied, I am not blind. I was acting,  because if she knew l could see her ugliness it would have pained her more than her disease. So I pretended to be blind. She was a very good wife. I only wanted to keep her happy.

Moral:- *Some times it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another’s short comings, in order to be happy*

*No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. That’s the spirit of FORGIVENESS.*
*Even though the eyes don’t see each other, they see things together, blink simultaneously and cry together. That’s UNITY.”*
*May God grant us all the spirit of forgiveness, unity and togetherness*.

1. ”Alone I can ‘Say’ but together we can ‘Talk’.
2. “Alone I can ‘Enjoy’ but together we can Celebrate
3.  ‘Alone I can ‘Smile’ but together we can ‘Laugh’.

*That’s the BEAUTY of Human Relations. We are nothing without each other*

*STAY CONNECTED*
*QUOTE OF THE DAY*

The razor blade is sharp but can’t cut a tree; the axe is strong but can’t cut the hair._

 

*MORALS*; *Everyone is important according to his/her own unique purpose…. Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes…..*.
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Love of God

Inspirational, Short Stories

AN INSPIRING BREAKFAST MEAL

This is a good story and is true, please read it all the way through until the end! (After the story, there are some very interesting facts!):
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree.The last class I had to take was Sociology. The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.

Her last project of the term was called “Smile.” The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.
I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.
Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald’s one crisp March morning. It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.

We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did. I did not move an inch… an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved. As I turned around I smelled a horrible “dirty body” smell, and there standing behind me was two poor homeless men. As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was “smiling”. His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God’s Light as he searched for acceptance.

He said, “Good day” as he counted the few coins he had been clutching. The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation. I held my tears as I stood there with them.

The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted. He said, “Coffee is all Miss” because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm). Then I really felt it – the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes. That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action.
I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.

I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman’s cold hand. He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, “Thank you.” I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said,
“I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope.” I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, “That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope.”

We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.
We are not churchgoers, but we are believers. That day showed me the pure Light of God’s sweet love.
I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand. I turned in “my project” and the instructor read it.

Then she looked up at me and said, “Can I share this?” I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class. She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.
In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald’s, my husband, son, instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student. I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn:

UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this and learn how to LOVE PEOPLE AND USE THINGS – NOT LOVE THINGS AND USE PEOPLE.

If you think this story has touched you in any way, please send this to everyone you know.
An Angel wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head.
To handle others, use your heart.

God Gives every bird it’s food, but
He does not throw it into its nest.
Keep this going.

Why do we have brakes

Why do we have brakes

Someone asked, *”Why do we have brakes in a car”?*
Varied answers were received, like,

“To stop”,

“To reduce speed”,

“To avoid collision” etc.,

but the best answer was,

*”To enable you to drive faster”*

Give it a thought. It’s true but seldom such smart out of box thinking is done,  much less appreciated.

For a moment assume you have no brakes in your car, then how fast will you drive your car?!

It’s because of brakes that we can dare to accelerate, dare to go fast and reach destinations we desire.

At various points in life, we find our parents, teachers, mentors, friends, and spouse etc. questioning your progress, direction or decision. We consider them as irritants or consider such inquiries as “brakes” to our ongoing work.

But, remember, it’s because of such questions (read periodical brakes) that you have managed to reach where you are today. Without brakes, you could have slipped, lost direction or gone astray or met with an unfortunate accident  !!!.

Learn to appreciate the ‘brakes’ in your life.

Use them wisely…😊

Last wish to mother

The last wish to mother

A death row inmate awaiting execution asked as a last wish a pencil and paper. After writing for several minutes, the convict called the prison guard and asked that this letter is handed over to his biological mother.

The letter said …

Mother, if there were more justice in this world, we would be both executed and not just me. You’re as guilty as I am for the life I led.

Remind yourself when I stole and bring home the bicycle of a boy like me?

You helped me to hide the bicycle for my father did not see it. Do you remember the time I stole money from the neighbor’s wallet?

You went with me to the mall to spend it.

Do you remember when I argued with my father and he’s gone?

He just wanted to correct me because I stole the final result of the competition and for that, I had been expelled.

Mom, I was just a child, shortly after I became a troubled teenager and now I’m a pretty malformed man.

Mom, I was just a child in need of correction and not an approval. But I forgive you!

I just want this letter to reach the greatest number of parents in the world, so they can know what makes all people, good or bad …is education.

Thank you, mother, for giving me life and also helping me to lose it.

Your child offender.

REFLECTION:

“He who spares the rod hates his son,

But he who loves him disciplines him promptly “(Proverbs 13: 24).

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ” (Nelson Mandela)

Lay man’s thinking

Lay man’s Thinking*

An engineer in a car manufacturing company designs a world class car. The owner is impressed with the outcome and praised him a lot. While trying to bring out the car from the manufacturing area to the office they realised that the car is few inches taller than the entrance.

The engineer felt bad that he didn’t noticed this one before creating the car. The owner was amazed on how to take it outside of the manufacturing area.

The painter said that they can bring out the car and there will be few scratches on top of the car that he will do the tinkering later on.

The engineer said that they can break the entrance and after taking the car out, they can cement it.

The owner was not convinced with any ideas and felt like it is a bad sign to break or scratch.

*The watchman* was watching all these drama and slowly approached the owner.

He wanted to give an idea if they have no problem. They thought what this guy would tell them that the experts could not give.
Watchman said that

“The car is only few inches taller than the entrance so if they release the AIR in the tyre, the height of the car will be adjusted and can be easily taken out.”

Everyone clapped!!

Are you fasting

Are you fasting

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ഒരു വൃദ്ധൻ ഒരു മൂലയിലിരുന്നു എന്തോ തിന്നുകൊണ്ടിരുക്കുകയായിരുന്നു.

അപ്പോൾ, ഒരു പറ്റം യുവാക്കൾ അയാളെ സമീപിച്ചു ചോദിച്ചു: “ഇക്കാ, നിങ്ങൾക്കു നോമ്പില്ലേ?”

വൃദ്ധൻ പറഞ്ഞു: “ആരു പറഞ്ഞു ഇല്ലെന്ന്‌? എനിക്ക് നോമ്പുണ്ട്. പക്ഷെ ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കുന്നുണ്ടെന്ന് മാത്രം.”

യുവാക്കൾ ആർത്തു  ചിരിച്ചു: “ഹ…ഹ… ഇങ്ങനേയുമുണ്ടോ നോമ്പ്‌?!” ഇതെന്ത് നോമ്പാണ്??

വൃദ്ധൻ പറഞ്ഞു:
“ങാ, ഞാൻ കളവു പറയാറില്ല. ആരെയും മോശമായി കാണാറില്ല. അസഭ്യം പറയാറില്ല. ആരേയും കളിയാക്കാറില്ല, ആരുടേയും മനസ്സ് വേദനിപ്പിക്കാറില്ല. പരദൂഷണം പറയാറില്ല,  അസൂയ പുലർത്താറില്ല. ഖുർആൻ ഓതാനും പഠിക്കാനും സമയം കണ്ടെത്തുന്നുമുണ്ട്…

പിന്നെ ഹറാമായതൊന്നും ഭക്ഷിക്കാറില്ല. അർഹിക്കാത്ത പണം വാങ്ങാറില്ല.. ഉത്തരവാദിത്തങ്ങളും ബാധ്യതകളും വിശ്വസ്തതയോടെ നിറവേറ്റുന്നുമുണ്ട്.

പക്ഷെ, ഇപ്പോൾ പ്രായമായതിനാലും തീരെ വയ്യാത്തതിനാലും എന്റെ വയറിനു നോമ്പില്ല.”

പിന്നീട് വൃദ്ധൻ യുവാക്കളോട് ചോദിച്ചു: “അല്ല, നിങ്ങൾക്ക് നോമ്പുണ്ടോ?”

അതിലൊരുത്തൻ തല കുനിച്ചു മടിച്ചു കൊണ്ട് പറഞ്ഞു: “ഇല്ല! ഞങ്ങൾ ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കുന്നില്ലെന്നേയുള്ളൂ.”😔😔😪

Important person in your life

One day, during an evening class for adults, the psychology Teacher entered the class and told students, “Let’s all play a game!” “ What Game?”

The Teacher asked one of the students to volunteer. A lady, Aliza came forward.

The Teacher asked her to write 30 names of most important people in her life on the blackboard. Aliza wrote names of her family members, relatives, friends, her colleagues and her neighbors.

The Teacher told her to erase 3 names that Aliza considered most unimportant. Aliza erased names of her colleagues.

The Teacher again told her to delete 5 more names. Aliza erased her neighbor’s names.

This went on until there were just four names left on the blackboard. These were names of her mother, father, husband and the only son…

The entire class became silent realizing that this wasn’t a game anymore for Aliza alone.

Now, The Teacher told her to delete two more names. It was a very difficult choice for Aliza. She unwillingly deleted her parent’s names.

“Please delete one more” said the Teacher. Aliza became very nervous and with trembling hands and rears in eye’s she deleted her son’s name. Aliza cried painfully…

The Teacher told Aliza to take her seat.

After a while Teacher asked “why your husband?? The parents are the ones that nurtured you, and the son is the one you gave birth to ??? And you can always find another husband !!!”

Total silence in the class. Everyone was curious to know her response.

Aliza calmly and slowly said, “One day my parents will pass away before me. My son may also leave me when he grows old, for his studies or business or whatever reason. The only one who will truly share his entire life with me, is my Husband”.

All the students stood up and applauded for her for sharing this truth of life.👏

This is true. So always value your life partner, it’s not only for husbands but wives as well.

God has united these two souls and it’s on you now to nurture this relationship above all.