On our day to day busy schedule we often lose our focus over moral and self-esteem.
That is why inspirational stories are the best option to get back on our track in minimum time.
Here are 11 top most inspirational stories with moral.
Perception (Source : Google)
There were two brothers in a small village in the Eastern Cape. The twin brothers grew up knowing nothing else but poverty. Their father was an alcoholic and their mother a domestic worker. They grew up with very little.
On their way home one day, their parents were involved in a bus accident and died instantly. The brothers' condition became even worse. At age 17 they separated. Years and years later a family member decided to find them for a family reunion.
One of the brothers was a wealthy engineer owning a construction company. He had a wife and three beautiful kids. The other was an alcoholic with no sense of direction for his life.
The family member asked the engineer, "How did your life turn out like this?" "What did you expect with a childhood like mine?" he answered. She moved on to the other brother with the same question. "What did you expect with a childhood like mine?" was his answer.
Men are not disturbed by the things that happened but by their perception of the things that happened".
No matter what happens, each person is percieving through different mindset and conclusions, so before heading towards next step, it's important to question yourself about the same even if you are intelligent, have a courage to question this intelligence.
A professor of philosophy came into his class. He brought some items with him and put them on the table. When the class began, he took a large transparent empty jar and started to fill it with rather massive stones.
Then the professor asked his students: Is the jar full?” They confirmed that it was. Now the professor picked up a box of small pebbles, poured them into the jar and shook it, so that pebbles filled the open areas between the rocks. He asked once again:Is the jar full?.
They agreed that it was. This time the professor poured a bucket of sand into the jar, and the sand filled up everything else. Now, said the professor, I want you to see that this jar is just like your life – the stones are the most important things, your main values – your family, health, morality.
The pebbles are the other things that matter – your job, house and car. The sand represents the small stuff. So if you put the sand into the jar first, there would be no place left for pebbles and large stones.
What Are Your Priorities?(Source : Franksonnenbergonline)
Therefore pay most of your attention to the things, that are the most important in life.
Spend enough time with your family, take care of your health and don‘t forget to develop spiritually – be kind, honest, sensitive, helpful. These are the things that really matter. They should be your priorities. The rest is just sand.
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
It's all about Mindset (Source : Vectorstock)
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.
When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?” The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
There is power of life and death in the tongue.
An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. So be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way.
Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question.
Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?” Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds. She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter.It all depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor.
In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.” As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water.
Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”
Stress is like glass of water(Source : Goodhousekeeping)
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries.
No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down.
Once a fisherman was sitting near seashore, under the shadow of a tree eating fruits. Suddenly a rich businessman passing by approached him and enquired as to why he was sitting under a tree and not working. To this the poor fisherman replied that he had caught enough fishes for the day.
What are you chasing for? (Source : br.depositphotos)
Hearing this the rich man got angry and said: Why don’t you catch more fishes instead of sitting in shadow wasting your time?
Fisherman asked: What would I do by catching more fishes?
Businessman: You could catch more fishes, sell them and earn more money, and buy a bigger boat.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could go fishing in deep waters and catch even more fishes and earn even more money.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could buy many boats and employ many people to work for you and earn even more money.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could become a rich businessman like me.
Fisherman: What would I do then?
Businessman: You could then enjoy your life peacefully.
Fisherman: Isn’t that what I am doing now?
You don’t need to wait for tomorrow to be happy and enjoy your life. You don’t even need to be more rich, more powerful to enjoy life. LIFE is at this moment, enjoy it fully.
As some great men have said “My riches consist not in extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants”, we can clearly and confidently learn that self-satisfaction and inner-peace matters.
A mother and a baby camel were lying around under a tree. Then the baby camel asked, “Why do camels have humps?” The mother camel considered this and said, “We are desert animals so we have the humps to store water so we can survive with very little water.”
The baby camel thought for a moment then said, “Ok…why are our legs long and our feet rounded?” The mama replied, “They are meant for walking in the desert.” The baby paused. After a beat, the camel asked, “Why are our eyelashes long? Sometimes they get in my way.” The mama responded, “Those long thick eyelashes protect your eyes from the desert sand when it blows in the wind.
The baby thought and thought. Then he said, “I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking through the desert and these eye lashes protect my eyes from the desert then why in the Zoo?”
Right Direction Is Always Appropriate(Source : Vectorstock)
Skills and abilities are only useful if you are in the right place at the right time. Otherwise they go to waste.
Quality and quantity matters in work but what if the work is directed into different direction. This is why taking sufficient time to understand the right path worths a lot as compared to just doing without thinking.
Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went on a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather.
Definitely, this would need thousands of cows’ skin, and would cost a huge amount of money. Then one of his wise servants dared himself to tell the king, “Why do you have to spend that unnecessary" amount of money? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?" The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a “shoe" for himself.
Charity begins from home (Source : Kathakids)
To make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world.
If king was about to change the whole kingdom with red carpet then it'll interrupt so many of them whereas in the same condition, if he try to change himself by just putting up a new shoe, then everything will sort out easily.
There once was a blind woman who hated herself purely because she could not see. The only person she loved was her boyfriend, as he was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, then she would marry him.
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her – now she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her loving boyfriend asked her, “now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”
Desire never ends (Source : Weheartit)
The woman was shocked when she saw that her boyfriend was blind too, and refused to marry him. Her boyfriend walked away in tears, and wrote a short note to her saying: “Just take care of my eyes, dear.”
When our circumstances change, so does our mind. Some people may not be able to see the way things were before, and might not be able to appreciate them.
There are two things which can be stated as infinite figure, those are expressing gratitude and feeling jealous, whatever you choose, it'll never end. I hope you choose expressing gratitude because desire are like counting stars, they are endless.
People visit a wise man complaining about the same problems over and over again. One day, he decided to tell them a joke and they all roared with laughter. After a few minutes, he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.
Wise Man's Advice(Source : ToonPool)
Then he told the same joke for a third time, but no one laughed or smiled anymore. The wise man smiled and said: “You can’t laugh at the same jokes over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?”
Worrying won’t solve your problems, it’ll just waste your time and energy.
Yes, problem do exists, infact there is no problem to have a problem, it's only to take it as a problem. As jokes won't excites us, why would we keep pointing the same issue again and again?
“Once, there was a farmer who regularly sold butter to a baker. One day, the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the exact amount that he asked for. He found out that he wasn’t, so he took the farmer to court.
The judge asked the farmer if he uses any measure to weigh the butter. The farmer replied, ‘Your Honor, I’m primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.’ The judge replied, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”
The farmer replied; “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day, when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it’s the baker.’
Like Attracts Like (Source : Allfreedownload)
In life, you get what you give. Don’t try to cheat others.
If you know the concept of "like attracts like", then you may easily understand that whatever path you are leading to, including good & bad, it'll ultimately connects you because you know what you've done.
A story is told about an American tourist’s visit to the 19th century rabbi. Astonished to see that the rabbi’s home was only a simple room filled with books, plus a table and a bench, the tourist asked, “Rabbi, where is your furniture?” “Where is yours?” replied the rabbi.
“Mine?” asked the puzzled American. “But I’m a visitor here. I’m only passing through.” “So am I,” said Hofetz Chaim.
Everything is temporary (Source - Dlpng)
Many give the impression that they’re here on planet earth forever. How aware are you of your transience? What is the unnecessary “furniture” that you are lugging around wherever you go? Is there anything concrete you can do to enjoy a simpler lifestyle and a more meaningful life?
Deeply within, there is an end, so why we always talk, act, think like we are going to live forever with this body.