5 Happy Stories That Show How To Live Your Life


Short Happy Stories That Will Encourage You Every Time You Read Them


“One of the most beautiful truths about time and life is that you do not know what is going to happen in the future. But one thing is certain that those who are intended to use them most will get the most.”

– Pawan Pratap Singh

Short Happy Stories

Happy Stories That Will Tell You How to Live Life To The Fullest: These are some of the wonderful stories that will tell you how you should live your life in order to get the supreme level of satisfaction. The principles encountered from the stories will not only inspire you but will lead you on a journey of life that will bring about the potential change.

If you are feeling pretty low in your life because of relationship or economical problems, do not discourage at all as you will find a great deal of inspiration in these stories. I am sure by reading these stories one can bring positive feelings in his or her life.

These stories are like magic words and possess the capability to spark the hope and confidence within you that will help you live wisely. If you are looking forward to reading more motivational stories please go to our Story Section.


1. A Wonderful Story That Shows How To Live A Happy Life

Story of Little Peter, Magic Thread and The Old Woman

Peter was a very lively little boy. Everyone loved him: his family his teachers and his friends. But he did have one weakness. Peter could never live in the moment. He had not learned to enjoy the process of life. When he was in school, he dreamed of being outside playing. When he was outside playing he dreamed of his summer vacation.

Peter constantly daydreamed, never taking the time to savor the special moments that filled his days. One morning, Peter was out walking in a forest near his home. Feeling tired, he decided to rest on a path of grass and eventually dozed off. After only a few minutes of deep sleep, he heard someone calling his name.

‘Peter! Peter!’ came the shrill voice from above. As he slowly opened his eyes, he was startled to see a striking woman standing above him. She must have been over a hundred years old and her snow-white hair dangled well below her shoulders like a matted blanket of wool. In this woman’s wrinkled hand was a magical little ball with a hole in the center and out of the hole dangled a long, golden thread.

“Peter, she said, ‘this is the thread of your life. If you pull the thread just a bit, an hour will pass in seconds. If you pull a little harder, whole days will pass in minutes. And if you pull with all your might, months – even years – will pass by in days.’ Peter grew very excited at this discovery. ‘I’d like to have it if I may?’ he asked.

An Amazing Happy Story: Peter and His Magic Thread

The elderly woman quickly reached down and gave the ball with the magic thread to the young boy. The next day, Peter was sitting in the classroom feeling restless and bored. Suddenly, he remembered his new toy. As he pulled a little bit of the golden thread, he quickly found himself at home, playing in his garden.

Realizing the power of the magic thread, Peter soon grew tired of being a schoolboy and longed to be a teenager, with all the excitement that phase of life would bring. So again he pulled out the ball and pulled hard on the golden thread. Suddenly he was a teenager with a very pretty young girlfriend named Elise.

But Peter still wasn’t content. He had never learned to enjoy the moment and to explore the simple wonders of every stage of his life. Instead, he dreamed of being an adult. So again he pulled on the thread and many years whizzed by in an instant. Now he found that he had been transformed into a middle-aged adult.

Elise was now his wife and Peter was surrounded by a houseful of kids. But Peter also noticed something else. His once jet black hair had started to turn grey. And his once youthful mother whom he loved so dearly had grown old and frail. Yet Peter still could not live in the moment. He had never learned to ‘live in the now’.

Learn How to Live In The Now With This Great Story

So, once again, he pulled on the magic thread and waited for the changes to appear. Peter now found that he was a ninety-year-old man. His thick dark hair had turned white as snow and his beautiful young wife Elise had also grown old and had passed away a few years earlier. His wonderful children had grown up and left home to lead lives of their own.

For the first time in his entire life, Peter realized that he had never gone fishing with his kids or taken a moonlight stroll with Elise. He had never planted a garden or read those wonderful books his mother had loved to read. Instead, he had hurried through life, never resting to see all that was good along the way.

Peter became very sad at this discovery. He decided to go out to the forest where he used to walk as a boy to clear his head and warm his spirit. As he entered the forest, he noticed that the little saplings of his childhood had grown into mighty oaks. The forest itself had matured into a paradise of nature.

He lay down on a small patch of grass and fell into a deep slumber. After only a minute, he heard someone calling out to him. ‘Peter! Peter!’ cried the voice. He looked up in astonishment to see that it was none other than the old woman who had given him the ball with the magic golden thread many years earlier.

Live In The Moment: Enjoy Your Life Before It Is Too Late

‘How have you enjoyed my special gift? she asked. Peter was direct in his reply. ‘At first, it was fun but now I hate it. My whole life has passed before my eyes without giving me the chance to enjoy it. Sure, there would have been sad times as well as great times but I haven’t had the chance to experience either.

I feel empty inside. I have missed the gift of living.’ ‘You are very ungrateful,’ said the old woman. ‘Still, I will give you one last wish.’ Peter thought for an instant and then answered hastily. ‘I’d like to go back to being a schoolboy and living my life over again’ He then returned to his deep sleep.

Again he heard someone calling his name and opened his eyes. ‘Who could it be this time?’ he wondered. When he opened his eyes, he was absolutely delighted to see his mother standing over his bedside, She looked young, healthy, and radiant. Peter realized that the strange woman of the forest had indeed granted his wish and he had returned to his former life.

‘Hurry up Peter’. You sleep too much. Your dreams will make you late for school if you don’t get up right this minute,’ his mother admonished. Needless to say, Peter dashed out of bed on this morning and began to live the way he had hoped. Peter went on to live a full life, one rich with many delights, joys, and triumphs, but it all started when he stopped sacrificing the present for the future and began to live in the moment.

Moral of The Story: Unfortunately, the story of Peter and The Magic Thread is just that, a story, a fairy tale. We here in the real world will never get a second chance to live life to the fullest. Today is your chance to awaken to the gift of living – before it is too late.

By Robin S. Sharma, from “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”
Copyright ©1997 by Harper Collins Publishers


2. A Beautiful Story on Knowledge and Happiness

The disciples of Confucius often asked to request him to show them someone who has attained the ultimate knowledge of God. One day while touring with them the latter took them to a cave where an ascetic was engrossed in singing devotional songs. The disciples curiously asked him to enlighten them about divine knowledge. The saint felt disturbed by their interruption and asked them to leave him alone…

They all quickly moved ahead. As per the direction of their master, now they went to meet an oil-trader in a village. He was a kind person and people used to have high regard for him. The disciple humbly asked him – “We have heard that you have attained the true knowledge of God”. Could you tell us what and where do we find him?

The dutiful, honest trader smiled and said pointing to his ox, this cattle is like God for me. It is only because of him that I can run the oil extracting machine; thus though indirectly, he only sustains my life and raises my family. I also love him and take due care of him. We are both very happy with each other and I have no worries in my life.

Be Happy and Make Others Happy

With more confusion in their minds, the disciples continued their journey ahead. Now, Confucius took them to a small house where an old woman was weaving cotton threads on a small handloom in the compound. She appeared to be happy from within. Several children of the colony were playing around her.

She was sometimes talking to them, laughing with them, and also warning and preaching to them some things in between. The team of visitors repeated their question before her. She said – “I see and feel God everywhere around me. Look He is playing there. He is also in you and me. There is no moment when He is away from us. Now the master brought the disciples back and explained –

Moral of The Story: Hope you have now got the gist of the ultimate knowledge of God. Be happy and make others happy in all circumstances – this is the secret of this true knowledge and this is true devotion to God.


3. Happy Story To Know How To Live Life To The Fullest

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. This is her story of giving gratitude.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition.

Heart Touching Story of A Whale and Her Rescuers

One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. But they worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them.

Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same. The whale was free now and the rescuers also got busy in their jobs but that great deed left an immortal lesson for everyone –

Moral of The Story: No act of kindness ever goes wasted. We achieve the supreme level of happiness when we lose ourselves in the service of others.

Courtesy: Mike Schoultz


4. A Story That Tells What Is The Secret Behind Greatness

In those days, Dr. Jeevraj Mehta was the finance minister of the Bombay Presidency (An Indian State) and was also the personal physician of Mahatma Gandhi. Once he visited Baroda for some work. When he got down the train, he was surrounded by officers and workers who were standing at the station to welcome him.

Everybody had to cross a bridge to exit the station. While crossing the bridge he noticed a woman who was carrying a big trunk in one hand, her infant son in the other and also had a large bag which she was trying to carry but was having a hard time at managing.

Dr. Mehta immediately reached out to help her. He said, “Sister, let me handle this trunk and take it back when you get to the other side of the bridge”. The officers who were accompanying him were amazed by the kind-heartedness and simplicity of his nature.

Moral of The Story: The qualities of great men are displayed in their day-to-day life and work. It is up to us whether we choose to simply applaud them or to imbibe those qualities which will eventually also lead us to the path of greatness.

5. A Lovely Story of A Little Girl and Her Mother

A lovely little girl was holding two apples in her hand. Her mom came in and softly asked her little daughter, “ My sweetie, could you give your mom one of your two apples?”

The daughter looked at her mom for a few moments then she suddenly took a bite of one apple and then of another apple. The mom felt the smile on her face freeze.

She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment. Then suddenly daughter gave one of the bitten apples to her mom and said innocently –

“Mommy, here are you. This is the sweeter one.”

Mom hugged her little princess with a smile of pride on her face.

Moral of The Story: Children are unpredictable but they have a heart of gold.

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning how to dance in the rain.”

– Anonymous

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