Amazing Stories That Will Transform Your Thinking And Make Your Day
Amazing Short Stories That Will Transform Your Thinking: We all love reading stories because they have the thrill and enchantment we find nowhere. Whenever we read a good story our mind is engrossed to the extent we become oblivious to the outer world. Whether you are a child or an adult, stories have the potential to mesmerize you.
Today, again, we have collected some really amazing and highly inspiring stories just for you. These amazing stories have a deep meaning hidden between the lines and as you read them with a peaceful mind, you will find out the essence. These stories will motivate you, recharge you and help you reclaim your inner strength when you need it.
1. The Amazing Life Story of Great George Washington
“I should like to be a sailor,” said George Washington. “Then I could go to many strange lands and see many wonderful things. And, by and by, I might become the captain of a ship.”
He was only fourteen years old. His older brothers were quite willing that he should go to sea. They said that a bright boy like George would not long be a common sailor. He would soon become a captain and then perhaps a great admiral. And so the matter was at last settled. George’s brothers knew the master of a trading ship who was getting ready to sail to England.
He agreed to take the boy with him and teach him how to be a good sailor. George’s mother was very sad. His uncle had written her a letter saying: “Do not let him go to sea. If he begins as a common sailor, he will never be anything else.”
But George had made up his mind to go. He was headstrong and determined. He would not listen to anyone who tried to persuade him to stay at home. At last, the day came for the ship to sail. It was waiting in the river. A boat was at the landing, ready to take him on board. The little chest that held his clothing had been carried down to the bank. George was in high glee at the thought of going.
“Good-by, mother,” he said. He stood on the doorstep and looked back into the house. He saw the kind faces of those whom he loved. He began to feel very sad.
“Good-by, my dear boy!” George saw the tears in his mother’s eyes. He saw them rolling down her cheeks. He knew that she did not wish him to go. He could not bear to see her grief.
He stood still for a moment, thinking. Then he turned quickly and said, “Mother, I have changed my mind. I will stay at home and do as you wish.” Then he called to the black boy, who was waiting at the door and said, “Tom, run down to the shore and tell them not to put the chest in the boat. Send word to the captain not to wait for me, for I have changed my mind. I am not going to sea.”
Who has not heard of George Washington? It has been said of him that he was the “first in war, the first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” He was our most famous president. He has been called the Father of his Country.
Moral of The Story: The most excellent thing a child can do for his mother is to respect her emotions.
2. Amazing Story of Dashrath Manjhi: A Man With Iron Will
Dashrath Manjhi, a poor, illiterate, landless laborer, lived in a backward village called Gahlore situated in the state of Bihar in Eastern India. What a person like him could give to others? Dashrath worked on a field near the hill that rose near the village. This hill stood between his village and civilization with only a treacherous pass between it.
Since most of the cultivable land and shops were on other side of the hill, the poor villagers had to brave the dangerous pass number of times in a day. The authorities kept turning a blind eye towards the problems for decades. One day his wife slipped and got injured while crossing the pass on the hill while bringing lunch for him.
The incident disturbed Dashrath so much that he decided to do something about it. He sold his goat to purchase a chisel, hammer and rope. And with these simple equipments, he set off to dig a tunnel through the mountain, all by himself. He dug for 22 years to create a passage that is 360 feet long, 25 feet high, and 16 feet wide, enough for a vehicle to pass.
People called him mad, but he was a man with a purpose. Today, because of him the life of his fellow villagers has become easier. He had thrown the doors open for the development of his village as the passage reduced the distance between two districts from 50 Km to just 8 Km.
Later the state government rewarded his achievement by giving him five acres of land. But his story does not end here. Unfortunately, his wife did not survive to witness the miracle her husband had created. She died of an illness without treatment because of a lack of proper medical facilities. So, he wanted to build a hospital on the land he got as a reward.
Somebody rightly said that when dreams are big enough facts do not count. This poor, illiterate gentleman, belonging to the most unprivileged class of Indian society is a perfect example of success. His go-give attitude, determination, and perseverance raise him to the level of greatness. A lamp burns its own existence till the last moment to fight darkness and give light.
A tree never asks anything for itself but gives flowers, fruits, and shade to all who need these. This kind of sacrifice is only possible for those whose heart is filled with love and compassion for others. Their spirit has a passion for serving and an ability to feel the pain of others in their own soul. It requires a go-give attitude more than a go-get attitude.
Moral of The Story: Nothing is impossible in this world for a determined soul. Never underestimate them.
3. Amazing Zen Story On Importance of Generosity In Life
There was a huge difference of opinion among the inmates of a Zen Ashram. One group emphasized the importance of penance and austerities while the other rebutted stating that life is useless without the satisfaction of one’s personal desires in full. As there was no agreement, either way, they went to the Master sage for arbitration. The sage received them and without settling the point went on talking on some other subject.
Meanwhile, a gentleman came and offered fruits and sweets to the saint. The latter accepted the offering and ate up the entire quantity immediately. After a while, another devotee came and offered presents. The saint took the offering in hand and threw out the stuff through the window.
He then inquired of the welfare of the visitor and went on talking softly and sweetly to him. But the guest found it uninteresting and went away after a while. A third guest came with usual presents. The holy person took something for himself, distributed the rest amongst all those who were present, and engaged the visitor in pleasant talk.
After the departure of this guest, the saint sent three inmates to contact the three gentlemen who came that day with presents to find out their reaction towards the treatment meeted out to them and report to him. Their experience was reported to be as follows: – The first gentleman was very much annoyed. He was of the opinion that the saint was utterly selfish.
The second guest felt greatly disappointed that the fruits etc. which he brought with love had been thrown out and did not feel consoled even though the great person talked to him sweetly afterward. The third visitor praised the saint profusely adding that he was a real recluse as he had lovingly shared with all that he got. The Master wound up the discussion thus: –
Moral of The Story: “The best way to live in the world is to share amongst one and all what the Lord gives and to deal with everyone in a gentle way. It is not correct to lead either a crassly selfish life or be engaged in the pursuit of penance and austerities without any thought for the well-being of the body.”
4. Amazing Story on Importance of Effort and Perseverance
There was once a famous ruler of Tartary whose name was Tamerlane. Like Alexander the Great, he wished to become the master of the whole world. So he raised a great army and made war against other countries. He conquered many kings and burned many cities. But at last, his army was beaten; his men were scattered, and Tamerlane fled alone from the field of battle.
For a long time, he wandered in fear from place to place. His foes were looking for him. He was in despair. He was about to lose all hope. One day he was lying under a tree, thinking of his misfortunes. He had now been a wanderer for twenty days. He could not hold out much longer.
Suddenly he saw a small object creeping up the trunk of the tree. He looked more closely and saw that it was an ant. The ant was carrying a grain of wheat as large as itself. As Tamerlane looked, he saw that there was a hole in the tree only a little way above and that this was the home of the ant.
“You are a brave fellow, Mr. Ant,” he said; “but you have a heavy load to carry.” Just as he spoke, the ant lost its footing and fell to the ground. But it still held on to the grain of wheat.
A second time it tried to carry its load up the rough trunk of the tree, and a second time it failed. Tamerlane watched the brave little insect. It tried three times, four times, a dozen times, twenty times-but always with the same result.
Then it tried the twenty-first time. Slowly, one little step at a time, it crept up across the rough place where it had slipped and fallen so often. The next minute it ran safely into its home, carrying its precious load.
“Well done!” said Tamerlane. “You have taught me a lesson. I, too, will try, try again, till I succeed.” And this he did.
Of what other story does this remind you?
Moral of The Story: If you want to achieve success in any venture, remember this mantra – Try and Try Again.
5. Amazing Story of President Washington and The Athlete
Many stories are told of the mighty power of Washington’s right arm. It is said that he once threw a stone from the bed of the stream to the top of the Natural Bridge, in Virginia. Again, we are told that once upon a time he rounded a piece of slate to the size of a silver dollar, and threw it across the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg, the slate falling at least thirty feet on the other side.
Many strong men have since tried the same feat, but have never cleared the water. Peale, who was called the soldier-artist, was once visiting Washington at Mount Vernon. One day, he tells us, some athletic young men were pitching the iron bar in the presence of their host.
Suddenly, without taking off his coat, Washington grasped the bar and hurled it, with little effort, much farther than any of them had done. “We were, indeed, amazed,” said one of the young men, “as we stood around, all stripped to the buff, and having thought ourselves very clever fellows, while the Colonel, on retiring, pleasantly said:
“When you beat my pitch, young gentlemen, I’ll try again.”
At another time, Washington witnessed a wrestling match. The champion of the day challenged him, in sport, to wrestle. Washington did not stop to take off his coat, but grasped the “strong man of Virginia.” It was all over in a moment, for, said the wrestler, “In Washington’s lionlike grasp I became powerless, and was hurled to the ground with a force that seemed to jar the very marrow in my bones.”
In the days of the Revolution, some of the riflemen and the backwoodsmen were men of gigantic strength, but it was generally believed by good judges that their commander-in-chief was the strongest man in the Army.
Moral of The Story: Everyone is gifted, but too little understand it.
By: Albert F. Blaisdell and Francis R. Ball
6. Amazing Story on How To Properly Educate Your Kids
“Mother, what are the clouds made of? Why does the rain fall? Where does all the rainwater go? What good does it do?” Little William Jones was always asking questions like this.
“I want to know,” he said; “I want to know everything.”
At first, his mother tried to answer all his questions. But after he had learned to read, she taught him to look in books for that which he wished to know.
“Mother, what makes the wind blow?”
“Read, and you will know, my child.”
“Who lives on the other side of the world?”
“Read, and you will know.”
“Why is the sky so blue?”
“Read, and you will know.”
“Oh, mother, I would like to know everything.”
“You can never know everything, my child. But you can learn many things from books.”
“Yes, mother, I will read and then I will know.”
He was a very little boy, but before he was three years old he could read quite well. When eight years of age he was the best scholar at the famous school at Harrow. He was always reading, learning, inquiring.
“I want to know; I want to know,” he kept saying.
“Read, and you will know,” said his mother. “Read books that are true. Read about things that are beautiful and good. Read in order to become wise.
“Do not waste your time in reading foolish books. Do not read bad books, they will make you bad. No book is worth reading that does not make you better or wiser.”
And so William Jones went on reading and learning. He became one of the most famous scholars in the world. The king of England made him a knight and called him Sir William Jones. Sir William Jones lived nearly two hundred years ago. He was noted for his great knowledge, the most of which he had obtained from books. It is said that he could speak and write forty languages.
Moral of The Story: Read, and you will know. He who loves reading has everything within his reach.
7. A Wonderful True Story On Mother’s Day
A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing.
He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother and I don’t have enough money.”
The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.”
He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers.
As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.”
She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave.
The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet, and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.
Moral of The Story: A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.
8. Amazing Story On Importance of A Stress-Free Life
“Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As he 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 his 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 of pounds. He 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, he 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.’”
Moral of The Story: Do not stress too much on every matter. Remember, life moves on and so should we.
9. Amazing Story On World of Smiles, Love, And Warmth
About ten years ago when I was an undergraduate in college, I was working as an intern at my University’s Museum of Natural History. One day while working at the cash register in the gift shop, I saw an elderly couple come in with a little girl in a wheelchair. As I looked closer at this girl, I saw that she was kind of perched on her chair.
I then realized she had no arms or legs, just a head, neck, and torso. She was wearing a little white dress with red polka dots. As the couple wheeled her up to me I was looking down at the register. I turned my head toward the girl and gave her a wink.
As I took the money from her grandparents, I looked back at the girl, who was giving me the cutest, largest smile I have ever seen. All of a sudden her handicap was gone and all I saw was this beautiful girl, whose smile just melted me and almost instantly gave me a completely new sense of what life is all about.
She took me from a poor, unhappy college student and brought me into her world; a world of smiles, love, and warmth. That was ten years ago, I’m a successful business person now and whenever I get down and think about the troubles of the world, I think about that little girl and the remarkable lesson about life that she taught me.
Moral of The Story: Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through the greatness of mind.
10. Amazing Story About The First President of India
A rustic with a dense grey mustache, wearing a shawl, boarded an ordinary coach of the train at the Patna Junction. Five or six college students were also sitting in the same coach. They started mocking him. Meanwhile, the ticket checker arrived. None of the students possessed the ticket, so he started abusing them.
At this, the fifty-year-old said, “Why do you use such abusive language, just take your charge.” With these words, he paid for the ticket. The students realized the generosity of the person whom they were mocking at. Meanwhile, the train reached Mughalsaray station.
The entire platform echoed with the slogans ‘Rajendra Babu ki Jai’. The students now came to know that this benevolent person was none other than Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Seeing the gloomy faces of the students, he said – “Don’t worry. You are too young right now.
This type of behavior is natural at your age, but utilize your potentials for the sake of your nation.” This incident of the life of India’s first president, the jewel of the nation, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, teaches us an important lesson of humility and forgiveness.
Moral of The Story: Humility and forgiveness have the potential to transform one’s personality.
11. Amazing Story About Importance of Time Management
Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!
We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have.
Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys the unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back. There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that.
Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.
Moral of The Story: Your priorities matter. Use your time wisely.
12. Amazing Story on Power and Uncertainty of The Mind
A saint used to administer a small gurukul. One day he brought a person walking by and asked him before his scholars, “What will you do if you get a packet of three gold coins on the way?” “I will locate its owner and return to him at once or submit them in the king’s treasure,” replied the man. The saint laughed, sent back the passerby, and told his scholars that the man was unwise.
The scholars wondered about what the saint said. All of them were taught not to keep the other’s belongings. After some time another man passed by, and the saint repeated the same question to him. He replied, “Do you think I am stupid that I will go to search for the owner of the gold coins if I happen to find them on the way?”
The saint told that that man was a devil. Now the saint brought inside a third man and put before him the same question. The man modestly replied, “It is difficult to say anything right now. Who can say of mind that deceives in a second? If there be God’s grace and intellect reigns, I will return the coins.” The saint inferred this man as rightful as he had entrusted his everything to God. Such people are never a failure.
Moral of The Story: Mind is the Master power that moulds your life. A person who has full control over his mind has the power to unlock infinite possibilities.
13. Amazing Story On How To Handle Criticism In Life
A group of frogs was traveling through the forest when two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them. However, the two frogs ignored their comrades and proceeded to try to jump out of the pit.
However, despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up as they’d never make it out. Eventually, one of the frogs took heed of what the others were saying and he gave up, jumping even deeper to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could.
Once again, the group of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and to just die. He ignored them, and 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 and that he thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
Moral of The Story: Believe in Yourself and Ignore The Haters.
14. Amazing Story on Why You Should Believe In Yourself
An eagle’s egg was placed in the nest of a prairie chicken. The egg hatched and the little eagle grew up thinking it was a prairie chicken. The eagle did what the prairie chickens did. It never flew more than a few feet. One day he saw an eagle flying gracefully and majestically in the open sky.
He asked the prairie chicken: “What is that beautiful bird?” The chickens replied, “That is an eagle. He is an outstanding bird, but you cannot fly like him because you are just a prairie chicken.” So the eagle never gave it a second thought, believing that to be the truth.
He lived the life of and died a prairie chicken, depriving himself of his heritage because of his lack of vision. What a waste! He was born to win but was conditioned to lose. Do not let people or situations or even yourself condition you to lose in life.
Moral of The Story: Don’t be conditioned to lose. Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.
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