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Happiness And Contentment
1. The Christmas Gift
Once upon a time there lived a family in Melbourne. The father had three lovely children and the mother had passed away while giving birth to her youngest child Zylith. The last words of the mother were “When we have each other, we have everything.”
The next day they set up a funeral for the mother and the father muttered slowly “Gone but never forgotten.” With the passing of time Zylith grew to be a very gracious girl.
Everyone around her loved her for her kind heart and she was also very clever. The two older sisters were egotistical and greedy.
They always celebrated Christmas and it was Christmas Eve at last. Everyone was so excited and they all started to prepare for it.
“Hey Verose don’t hang those stupid bubbles, the tree already looks ugly as you” said Emily the oldest sister. She bursted out laughing and Verose yelled “Shut up! And you Zylith what the hell are you watching? You better not forget that mom died because of you and she is not here to celebrate Christmas with us, it’s all because of you! From the moment you were born misfortune have been following you.”
Zylith tried not to shed her tears and ran to her room. Smirked the two of them and she cried while hugging her mother’s picture. After awhile the father came home and told his daughters to hand him the cards and that he’ll post them to Santa on his way to work.
As their father was a merchant, he was mostly out. In the morning there were two presents beautifully wrapped. The two older sisters got what they wished for, a fine silk dress and a jewelry. The two of them asked “Where is your present Zylith?” Giggled the both of them.
It’s right here said Zylith.
The father said “What do you mean?” You guys are my present and what I need the most. When we have each other, we have everything and the greatest gift of all is family and my greatest pleasure is spending time with you all and I’m happy for that said Zylith. We’re sorry for everything.
You are the good fortune in our family and please forgive us for how we treated you said Verose and Emily. I forgive you two, after all we are a family and family is a gift that lasts forever said Zylith. They all cried out of happiness and lived happily ever after.
2. Lexie’s Family : Happiness Story
Hi i’m lexie..i have young sister her name is jessica. We are lucky of our family. We are part of imperial family who is the most rich family here (phillipines)…whatever we want came true. We have many slaves but of course I respect them properly but I don’t know about my sister.
I heard our maids are crying because of her but their afraid in telling our parents about that and i cant tell it to mom and dad cause if id do it i know perfectly that this is a cause of a big mess. So i decided to keep by myself. One day… My father go home tired and i cant tell the full expression he had that at the time. Mom tell us to go to our room instantly. I heard mom and dad talking looks like they talk sadly they dont even laugh.
So i decided to come out, without knowing my sister follows me. When i reach our sala, mom and dad ask me to sit down. Then they tell to me that we will not longer live here.,instead were going to make a small hat in a squatter.. My sister hurriedly go out and scrambling.
“whatttt are we crazy!how i supposed to live in a squatter dad!?” she grumbled. But i know she cant really stop them. Dad explained everything that our company was and our house is going to make appartment instead cause we haven’t gave tax.
A week after my father opened a carwash cause he had small money left.
“dad i want a car”
Jessica grumble again.
“my child,, dont you see the lives we are were just a poor family cant afford to buy expensive car”
“but its my birthday next week.!!! Wether you like it or not you’ll going to buy me SUV.”
I know dad wants to cry but he only stop it.
On the day jessica’s birthday……
“dad were’s my car?”
“outside sweet heart”
She’s so excited that she even forget to say thank yoh. Then the whole family went outside….
“wwhhhaaatttttt???!?!!!!! Is this my car!?”
She left us and hurriedly went to her room. “Its a good bicycle” i thought… Moments later dad use the bysicle and drove it away… And go back home with a brand new SUV. Jessica go out on her room and hug dady
“youre the best dad”
But wait, why dad can buy an expensive car…..
Later on…. We went outside (jessica and me) my sister decided to wash her car. So we went to father’s car wash.
When we are about to enter,we are shocked, we saw father cleaning my sister’s car…. But why😭? We ask the cashier then said
“your father sell it to mr. Samson and we dont know why.”
At this moment my sister was shy and we got home we tell mom the whole story. Mom was shocked. She tell us how much love parents to their son/daughter…. When dad came home, my sister apologies him.
My father smile…” ohh this is the only way you change your self jessica i know it” then dad hugged her and we live happily ever after.
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3. Dreams Come True
Some people say that dreams don’t come true but I bet it does. The last incident that took place in my school on August 21, 2020 confirmed that dreams Do Come True. The previous night, as I was sleeping, I dreamed about a house burning.
Everyone was shocked and we all started to look around for where the smoke was coming from. People were screaming and running helter-skelter trying to quench the fire. Some people called the fire department, but they arrive late.
The next day, I went to school. I was in the class and a teacher was teaching. Suddenly, the atmosphere changed and it became stuffy we started perceiving smoke.
So, my teacher then open the window. Behold! A house behind the school was on fire and the fire was almost coming near the school building.
My teacher then shouted “There is fire, everybody run!” I was so scared that I left my school bag and my lunch box with my sandals in the school. As we were in the other compound, many parents came to pick up their children.
We waited for our parents to come. Then I saw my mother coming towards the entrance of the compound crying. Immediately she saw us, she ran to hug us and she quickly took us home. She didn’t even remember to ask for our school bags and shoes. We ran home.
The teachers in the school were calling the fire department, but it took some time for them to come when they arrive. When they finally arrived, they figured out that no one was at home when the fire started and it must been an electric iron plugged to a socket that caused the fire outbreak.
I was so afraid that I forgot all my things at school. My legs were shaking but I ran as fast as I could. I couldn’t run very well because my sandals were still at school. when I went home I told my Dad everything that happened, he was so shocked about it but he was happy to see us.
Few days later, my Dad brought my things back from school and the house was that was on fire was rebuilt. Everything was back to normal. It was the worst day of my life but the Dream came true.
4. The greedy dog
Once there was a dog who felt very hungry. He wandered here and there in search of food but could not find anything to eat. At last, he sat down in front of a butcher’s shop. When the butcher was attending to a customer, the dog at once stole a piece of meat from the shop and ran away to save himself and the piece of meat. On his way, there was a bridge over a stream. When he was crossing the bridge, he saw his own reflection in the water. He thought that it was another dog with a piece of meat in his mouth. He wanted to have it..too. As soon as he barked at him, his own piece of meat fell into the water. In this way, the greedy dog lost his own pace of meat and had to go home hungry.
Moral: Greed is a curse. Be content with what you have.
5. An angel and the woodcutter
Once there was a poor woodcutter. He used to go to a nearby forest to cut woods. He brought them to the market and earned his living by selling them. One day when he was cutting a tree on the bank of the river, his axe slipped out of his hand and fell down into the river. It was a great loss for the poor man because it was his only source of income. He did not know what to do. Suddenly an angel appeared before him in the shape of a kind-hearted man. He asked him why he was sad. The woodcutter told him about the loss of his axe. The angel took pity on him and dived into the water. He brought out a golden axe. The Woodcutter said that it was not his axe. The angel dived again and brought out a silver axe but the woodcutter again refused to take it as that was not his axe. Then the Angel dived for the third time and brought out an iron axe. The
The woodcutter was overjoyed when he saw his own axe. The Angel was so pleased with the honesty of the poor woodcutter that he gave him all the three axes.
Moral: Honesty is the best policy. OR Virtue has its own reward.
6. Secret Of Happiness
A rich man lived in a city. He was a great merchant and never lacked anything, yet he was always anxious and restless. One day he went to a village to meet a sage at his ashram. The man told his problem to the sage that he was not lacking anything yet he was always worried.
The sage listened to her problem and said – Come tomorrow, I will tell you how to be happy and worry free.
The person reached the sage’s ashram the next day at the same time. He saw that the sage was searching for something outside his hermitage.
That person said – Guruvar (Sage) what are you looking for? May I help You! Rishi said – I am looking for my ring, which has gone missing.
Hearing this, that person also started searching for his ring along with the monk. The ring was not found even after searching for a long time, so that person asked the sage – where did your ring fall?
Muni said – My ring fell in the hut of the ashram, but it is very dark there, so I am looking for the ring outside the ashram.
The person asked with surprise – When your ring fell in the hut, why are you looking here???
Rishi said – this is the solution to your problem..
Happiness is within you, but you are looking for it in money and foreign goods. The whole ocean is within you, yet you are looking for water outside with a spoon. Money or possessions are important in life, but money alone cannot buy happiness.
Moral: “The secret of happiness is to see all the wonders of the world, and never forget the drops of oil on the spoon.”
7. The Poor Man And One Boy
Once upon a time in Mumbai. There lives a poor man, he had no family. One day the poor man went to collect money from the people. A boy lives. His name is Rahul.
Poor one was going to Rahul. Rahul says okay. I give you one rupee, but you clean my car. Poor man Rahul, s car. Rahul said okay. I give you one rupee, but you clean my shoes. Poor guy is fine. I’m cleaning your shoes. The poor man was cleaning his shoes.
Rahul kicked that poor man and said, take money from me, go from me. Poor guy was crying in the park. Suddenly his friend came to the poor man and asked what happened my friend what happens.
The poor man tells the whole story of himself and Rahul. Poor man’s friend says please you earn money from work please and his friend go to the park. Poor says ok you say then I am earning money by working. The poor man used to earn money by sweeping the park, washing people’s clothes, pressing people’s clothes and learning at night.
8. The Joyful Gardener
In a crowded city, there lived a gardener named Ben. Ben had a small garden on the roof of his apartment building, where he spent his days tending to plants and flowers. His passion for gardening brought him immense joy and satisfaction.
One day, Ben meets a young girl named Lily, who had recently moved into the building. Lily is looking sad and lost, so Ben invites her to his rooftop garden. As they strolled among the blooming flowers, Ben shared stories about each plant, their unique qualities, and how they brought joy to his life.
Lily’s eyes lit up with surprise as she listened to Ben’s story. Moved by her enthusiasm, he asked her if she could help him with the garden. Ben gladly agreed, and together they began planting seeds, watering the plants, and watching them grow.
Days turned into weeks, and as the garden flourished, so did Lily’s spirits. He discovered the healing power of nature and the joy of nurturing life. The rooftop garden became a sanctuary where both Ben and Lily found solace and shared laughter.
As the seasons changed, so did Lily’s outlook on life. He realized that happiness could be found in the simplest things, like watching a sprout sprout or a butterfly landing on a flower. Ben teaches Lily that happiness is not something to be chased; It can be cultivated where you are.
Moral: Cultivating Happiness Through Connection with Nature and Passion
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