Broken pot – Moral Story
A long time ago, there lived a farmer in a village. He used to get up early in the morning and go to distant springs to get clean water. For this work, he used to take two big pots with him, which he tied in sticks and hung on his shoulder on both sides.
One of the pots was broken from somewhere, and the other was just right. Because of this, by the time he reached home every day, only one and a half pots of water was left with the farmer. This was going on for two years.
The right pitcher was proud of the fact that all the water reaches home and there is no shortage in it, while on the other hand, the broken pot used to be ashamed of the fact that it could reach only half the water and the farmer’s hard work. Goes in vain. The broken pot started getting very upset thinking of all this and one day he could not live with it, he said to the farmer, “I am ashamed of myself and want to apologize to you?”
“Why? The farmer asked, “What are you ashamed of?”
“Maybe you do not know but I am torn from one place, and for the last two years I have been able to deliver only half of the water that I should have brought home, this is a big deficiency in me, and because of this your hard work would have been wasted. has been ”, said the broken pitcher sadly.
The farmer felt a little sad after hearing the pitcher and said, “No problem, I want you to see the beautiful flowers falling on the way while returning today. ”
The pitcher did the same, he kept looking at the beautiful flowers all along the way, by doing this his sadness went away, but by the time he reached home, half the water had fallen from inside, he became disheartened and started apologizing to the farmer.
The farmer said, “Maybe you did not notice that all the flowers were on your side, there was not a single flower on the right side of the pitcher. That’s because I always knew what was lacking in you, and I took advantage of that. I had sown the seeds of colorful flowers on the road on your side, you watered them little by little every day and made the whole path so beautiful. Today it is because of you that I am able to offer these flowers to God and make my home beautiful. You think if you were not the way you are, would I have been able to do all this?
Friends, we all have some shortcomings in us, but these shortcomings make us unique. Like that farmer, we should also accept everyone as he is and pay attention to his goodness, and when we do this then even a “broken pot” will become more valuable than a “good pot”.