Short Story One: Frog and the well
A frog lived in a well since the time it was born. The well always had water,good food was available for the frog all the time. So, the frog comfortably stayed in the well.
One day, 3 small birds flew from different places and stopped at the well for water. The frog had a habit of speaking to anyone who came to the well. It used to speak and also boast about the amenities it had in the well. As the frog saw the birds, it started a conversation. While speaking the frog asked the birds about their respective places. One bird said that it was from Jodhpur, a city in the state of Rajasthan. The other bird said that it was from the Himalayas and the third bird said that it was from Kanyakumari. The 3 birds spoke about the beauty of their places. They exchanged their thoughts and information about their places and enjoyed learning different things. T
he frog started arguing with the bird . He said that if their own places were so beautiful why did they have to wander around. The birds said that they were used to flying and they like to visit different places. The frog said that the well was the best place in the world. It had all the resources like food, good air and water. It also had many friends and so there was no necessity for the frog to go out of its place. The frog was just not ready to accept and understand what the birds were trying to explain.
The birds finally gave up and said that the well was beautiful and so was the frog and flew away!
Some people have a very rigid mindset about what is right and wrong, They are usually fixed about their idea and understanding of life. They usually don’t ever agree to what other people say. They feel that what they have is the best and there is no alternative to the choices that they have made. When we come across such people, there is no point in arguing , just be amiable and let them continue in their thoughts.
Short Story Two: Open mind!
Kala was an adorable girl , living in a small town in the state of Kerala. Her father was a government official. So, he would be frequently transferred from one place to another. Kala was not so happy about this. Every 2-3 years she had to change her school, place of living and her friends. She had to get adjusted to different weather conditions, food and different kinds of people. Kala was 12 years old and this was her fourth new city. She would often complain to her mother about this. Her mother used to say that one day she would realise the advantages of this kind of life.
On her 13th year birthday her parents decided to throw a huge party. They had been planning for the same from long time. They had booked a huge party hall and had invited all her friends from all the cities. It was a big delightful surprise for Kala. Seeing her friends, made her elated.
At the dinner table, there was food from many cuisines. But her friends were having dishes according their region only. A few were complaining about the taste. Another few were making negative comments on the dishes. Kala’s mother asked Kala to carefully observe them all. Then she made Kala realise that Kala had no restrictions when it came to food. As she had lived in many cities, she knew the dishes of those cities. She had no issues in eating any of the dishes there. She also made her realise that she already knew 5 different languages. She knew the cultures, customs and practices and festivals and holidays of 5 different states. After growing up, she could settle down in any of the places without much difficulty.
Kala’s mother made her day. She totally understood the benefits she got from adapting herself to different places. From then, Kala started enjoying the re-locations and shifting to different places. She explored the different things, culture, food, habits of the city she lived. Enjoyed every bit of it.
Moral of the Story
Different life choices give us different experiences. It makes a lot of sense to look at the positives in our given situation, than focus on the negatives
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Smitha Prasad is a budding writer who writes articles and short stories for kids. She believes that childhood is the right age to inculcate the right values in kids. It helps them to develop into confident adults. She designs and runs a kid’s magazine called A LITTLE MORE-An Engaging booklet, through which she tries to reach kids that helps kids stay away from screen, build conversations and build the right mindset in kids