Tuesday, 29 October 2013

THIS TOO SHALL PASS!



Simi was crying as her doll was broken. 

Simi’s Grandma came and consoled her, 

“Don’t cry, dear! This too shall pass! When I was a little girl and I was crying over my broken doll, my Grandma had told me this story…

Let me share the story with you- 

Long ago there was a King who set a tough task to be accomplished. The King had made announcements that he wanted someone or something that can ‘make a crying person laugh and a laughing person cry’. Many people tried to get such a thing that would serve the purpose, but failed in their attempt to please the King. But, one man took the help of his smart wife. She wrote just a tiny sentence on a piece of paper and asked her husband to hand over the same to the King. The man kept the chit inside a box and reached the King's chamber. The moment the King opened the box and saw the chit, he realized the significance and power of these four words in the small sentence...

The King, who was very happy till then, suddenly became very grave and pensive after reading the wise words that were written there-
This too shall pass!’. 
The King immediately understood the deep meaning. He knew his good times as a King won’t last long… Indeed, if a person is happy, he’ll be upset after realizing that happiness will pass away as it’s just a guest for a while! While if someone is sad, he will be happy that better times will come. After all,  tough times don’t last, but tough people do!"

Simi's Grandma ended the story.
 
"So, did you see? Nothing lasts forever, dear! Why worry or cry over a broken doll?” , she asked Simi.

Simi's Grandma had given Simi a lesson- a valuable gift for life. 
Simi adopted her Grandma’s Mantra seriously and lived her life wisely. It guided her wonderfully through the ups and downs and the smiles and frowns that life subjects all of us to…

When close people like her parents and husband passed away, she maintained her composure. Simi knew- ‘Time is the greatest healer’ and all will be well soon.

Many years later, Simi was a grand old lady. 

One fine day, Simi’s grand-daughter, Mini was playing with her doll, when it broke…Mini started howling!

“Don’t cry, dear! This too shall pass!... When I was a little girl and I was crying over my broken doll, my Grandma had told me this story… Let me share the story with you…” 

It was now Simi’s turn to share and "pass" on her Grandma’s Mantra!
This too shall pass!


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. 


Write Over the Weekend theme for this week

"This time our entry had to have one sentence that is repeated at least thrice in our post."

 

Proud that this Post won the WOW badge from BlogAdda along with other winning Posts HERE!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful story. You are correct. Need to enjoy the life as it comes.





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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your view!
      We mustn't get too overworked with what life presents! Maintaining our equanimity makes sense! :)

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  2. well presented that king's story. wonderful message :)

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    1. Thanks Meera! Glad you liked it! :)

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    2. Beautiful story. Liked the moral too.

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    3. Thanks Geeta! Happy that it touched you! :)

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    1. Thanks for reading & sharing your view! :)

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  4. My mother always used to say this too. She was right. Time heals and this too shall pass. Loved your story and the message behind it. ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy!
      Even my Mom said the same... Time is the greatest teacher & healer & with Time, things should get better. Moms are right! :)

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  5. Good one! and true, nothing lasts forever

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  6. Lovely take on the prompt :) hope and time. Nothing helps more.

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    1. Thanks Preethi!
      You got it right- Hope & Time will see us through...

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  7. Indeed Life Mantra..Tough Time Never last but tough people do..Life is full of ups and downs and we must go on with Life.. :)

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    1. Yes Harsha! Life is a great teacher...we learn lessons everyday...

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  8. This too has passed and brought about a WOW! badge for you dear...
    Congrats.
    Lovely Mantra To Life, Anita. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot! Glad you liked it! :)
      Yes, I saw now! WOW Badge is special! :)

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  9. Congrats to you too for the WOW :)

    As usual I loved reading your post. :)

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    1. Thanks for reading & sharing your view, Anmol! Appreciate it! :)

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  10. It's a lovely story but your bold font is very distracting.

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    1. Thanks Purba! Glad you liked it!
      Yes, even I thought so! Now changed the style based on your feedback! Thank you so much! Will keep this in mind! :)

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  11. Beautifully written, Anita. Just 2 months back when we were going thru a rough phase, someone had told my mom exactly the same thing - this too shall pass. Your post reminds me of that. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Sangeeta! Glad you liked it!
      Oh! You could actually relate to it! May God give us strength to tide over the bad times. Thanks for your sharing! :)

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  12. Hey you! My Liebster Blog Award Nominee! :D
    I am glad to tell you that , I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award on my blog.:)
    Please check out the following link & go through the rules & guidelines for accepting the award.:)

    http://aficionadolog.blogspot.com/2013/10/now-i-am-liebster-award-winning-blogger.html

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    1. Thanks a lot, Nikhil! Simply great!
      Please give me some time to complete the formalities of award acceptance! :)

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  13. Congratulations.A nice story with a wise message

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you liked the story and the moral! :)

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  14. I liked it so much! thanks so much for sharing

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    1. Thanks Ipsita! My Pleasure!
      Hope it helped you feel better! :)

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