Sunday, October 31, 2010

May be...

     There was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news his neighbours came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "May be," the farmer replied.

     The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. "How wonderful !" the neighbours exclaimed. "May be," replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbours again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. "May be," answered the farmer.

     The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbours congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. "May be," said the farmer.

Moral :  Whatever happens happens for good !


  1. Hi girl !
    Just chanced across your blog and I must say, I can't help but appreciate every story of yours. Nice idea of gowning beautiful thoughts in the veil of short stories. Thoughts are like butterflies, fickle, wanton and the way you gather and put them in words is commendable.
    Cheers ! :)

  2. thank you Ravi for your beautiful comment ! :)
    keep visiting...
    have a wonderful day ! :)

  3. Right... all things work together for good. When a door closes we have to look for an open window.

    Nice post! :)

  4. Hi Jyotsna,
    Congrats dear,
    Simply superb stories.
    By the way from wer do u get such stories from?

  5. First of all, thank you so much..nice to know that you like these stories..appreciate that ! :)
    These are my favourite stories which I had read in the past in different forms and..somewhere they wr in my I'm recollecting, polishing and putting together here. :)

    btw, r u in bloggers ? I couldn't find your profile here.

  6. My dear, How timely, you story comes again.. 'May be..' Yep, this has been my replies ever since my injury.. Couldn't find any 'better' words other than it.. Yep, this story is the encouragement I need (badly) now..
    Well, I am able to sit and stand and walk (a little) for now.. So yeah, recovering but has yet recovered fully.. Still in pain but less than before.. and the first thing, I did was to drop by your blog (here).. Miss you sooo much.. I supposed you have not forgotten about me, have you? ;)
    Did your fish miss me too? ;)
    And thanks, for the encouragement through your story.. :)

  7. hello sweet sis, I'm really happy that there is improvement in your health and you can do bit of your normal life..even you're feeling happy ( i can guess by your words :D )..n yeah I was missing you badly ..even fishes were sad and they wr not fed by any since long ..:) they wr sad n weak :)
    welcome back dear ! I'm happy !! :)

  8. hey saif..after a long long time ! nice to see you again ..thank you ! :)