Be Grateful for your Blessings

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19th Jan, 2022

A man was travelling in a boat with his monkey.

There was also a philosopher with other passengers in that boat.

The monkey had never travelled in a boat before, so it was not feeling comfortable.

It was going up and down, not letting anyone sit in peace.

The boatman was troubled by this and was concerned that the boat would sink due to the panic of the passengers.

If the monkey doesn’t calm down it will drown the boat.

The man was upset about the situation, but could not find any way to calm the monkey.

The philosopher watched all this and decided to help.

He said: ” If you allow, I can make this monkey as quiet as a house cat.”

The man immediately agreed.

The philosopher, with the help of two passengers, picked up the monkey and threw it into the river.

The monkey started to swim desperately to stay afloat.

It was now dying and struggled for its life.

After some time, the philosopher dragged the monkey back into the boat.

The monkey was quiet and went and sat in a corner.

The man and all passengers were surprised at the changed behaviour of the monkey.

The man asked the philosopher: “At first it was jumping up and down. Now it is sitting like a pet cat. Why?”

The Philosopher said: “No one realises the misfortune of another without tasting trouble. When I threw this monkey into the water, it understood the power of the water and the usefulness of the boat.”

Appreciate your good fortune and be grateful for your blessings.

Don’t wait to be dumped in the water to understand the power of your blessings & stay blessed forever.