Monthly archive for September2015

The potato, the egg, and the coffee bean

The potato, the egg, and the coffee bean

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved,…

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The Gift of Understanding

The Gift of Understanding

The Gift of Understanding. Paul Villiard. The confidence of childhood is a fragile thing. It can be preserved or destroyed in an instant…. I must have been about four years old when I first entered Mr. Wigden’s sweet shop, but the smell of that wonderful…

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A Short Story about Excellence

A Short Story about Excellence

A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God… Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby… Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without…

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A father left 17 camels

A father left 17 camels

A father left 17 camels as an asset for his three Sons. When the father passed away, his sons opened up the will. The will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels The middle son should be given…

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Juan found himself in an exquisite place

Juan found himself in an exquisite place

When he died, Juan found himself in an exquisite place, surrounded by all the comfort and beauty he had always dreamed of. A man dressed in white spoke to him: ‘You can have anything you want, any food, any pleasure, any diversion,’ he said. Delighted,…

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Give without Expecting Anything in Return

Give without Expecting Anything in Return

Once Krishna and Arjuna were walking towards a village. Arjuna was pestering Krishna, asking him why Karna should be considered an unparallelled Donor & not him ? Krishna, turned two mountains into gold. Then said,  “Arjuna, distribute these two gold mountains among villagers, but you…

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The Four Wives

The Four Wives

There was a rich merchant who had foar wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd…

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An office boy

An office boy

This is a beautiful short story about opportunities. Don’t be discouraged if something is not in your favor today. Better opportunities are always waiting ahead. A jobless man applied for the position of ‘office boy’ at a very big company. The employer interviewed him, then a…

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Everyone has a Story Life

Everyone has a Story Life

Every single person on the planet has a story life. Don’t judge people before you truly know their story life. The truth about their story life might surprise you. A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted… “Dad, look the trees are…

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14 Simple but Powerful Short Stories

14 Simple but Powerful Short Stories

Fall and Rise Today, when I slipped on the wet tile floor a boy in a wheelchair caught me before I slammed my head on the ground.  He said, “Believe it or not, that’s almost exactly how I injured my back three years ago ….

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A Short Story from The Alchemist

A Short Story from The Alchemist

In The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho speaks about simple things and the happiness that lives in the one who can feel and enjoy them. Let’s read a fragment that is by itself a beautiful short story: A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the…

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The Egg by Andy Weir

The Egg by Andy Weir

Andy Weir is very popular these days, mostly for his beautiful The Martian, a novel that should be read by every Sci-fi lover (the movie starring Matt Damon is coming, too). Weir wrote many short stories, too, and here you can enjoy one that is…

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Cookies by Douglas Adams

Cookies by Douglas Adams

Cookies by Douglas Adams is a beautiful story by the English writer Douglas Adams, well-known for his wonderful The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a collection of five books sold in more than 15 million copies worldwide. The story is real and happened in 1976.  …

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The Night I Met Einstein

The Night I Met Einstein

“The Night I Met Einstein,” by Jerome Weidman:   When I was a very young man, just beginning to make my way, I was invited to dine at the home of a distinguished New York philanthropist. After dinner our hostess led us to an enormous…

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The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

The Story of Ferdinand the Bull

The Story of Ferdinand the Bull (1936), by American author Munro Leaf: Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull and his name was Ferdinand. All the other little bulls he lived with would run and jump and butt their heads together,…

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