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Never judged anyone by their appearance

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by cheer, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    THE PROUD RED ROSE


    One beautiful spring day a red rose blossomed in a forest. Many kinds of trees and plants grew there. As the rose looked around, a pine tree nearby said, "What a beautiful flower. I wish I was that lovely." Another tree said, "Dear pine, do not be sad, we can not have everything."

    The rose turned its head and remarked, "It seems that I am the most beautiful plant in this forest." A sunflower raised its yellow head and asked, "Why do you say that? In this forest there are many beautiful plants. You are just one of them." The red rose replied, "I see everyone looking at me and admiring me." Then the rose looked at a cactus and said, "Look at that ugly plant full of thorns!" The pine tree said, "Red rose, what kind of talk is this? Who can say what beauty is? You have thorns too."

    The proud red rose looked angrily at the pine and said, "I thought you had good taste! You do not know what beauty is at all. You can not compare my thorns to that of the cactus."

    "What a proud flower", thought the trees.

    The rose tried to move its roots away from the cactus, but it could not move. As the days passed, the red rose would look at the cactus and say insulting things, like: This plant is useless? How sorry I am to be his neighbor."

    The cactus never got upset and he even tried to advise the rose, saying, "We weren’t created without a purpose."

    Spring passed, and the weather became very warm. Life became difficult in the forest, as the plants and animals needed water and no rain fell. The red rose began to wilt. One day the rose saw sparrows stick their beaks into the cactus and then fly away, refreshed. This was puzzling, and the red rose asked the pine tree what the birds were doing. The pine tree explained that the birds got water from the cactus. "Does it not hurt when they make holes?" asked the rose.

    "Yes, but the cactus does not like to see any birds suffer," replied the pine.

    The rose opened its eyes in wonder and said, "The cactus has water?"

    "Yes you can also drink from it. The sparrow can bring water to you if you ask the cactus for help."


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  2. Varloo

    Varloo Gold IL'ite

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    Dear cheer,
    this is a beautiful story which shows that all are created with some purpose. We can tell this story to our children so that they will realise that they should thatthey should not take everything in the face value. Also they will learn not to mock at things which may not look beautiful to their eyes. I liked it very much.
     
  3. safa

    safa Bronze IL'ite

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    Good story Cheer! have sent this to my daughter's ID..Do post more with morals!
    Thanks for sharing..
     
  4. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    That was a good one Cheer! Keep it up!
     
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    Pallavi New IL'ite

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    A very touching story

    Hi cheer,

    Thanks for posting such a moving piece. Such moral stories are the right means to guide adults and kids alike, at times when they tend to err. Reading such stories is the key to boost one's morale. But remembering them is important too!!!

    Thanks and regards
    Pallavi
     
  6. cheer

    cheer Silver IL'ite

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    Thanx ladies, good to hear u ladies like the story:)
     

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