A Wise Fool

ImageOne fine morning I and my younger brother were waiting for the school bus,  I was in grade 7 and my brother in grade 3  at that time. My brother was holding his craft project very carefully which he had to submit for the school craft exhibition, so that day out of excitement he got ready before time and persisted to leave for the  bus stop.  As we continued to wait, one of our neighbors stopped there and started inspecting our things.

My brother’s project was a nicely laid beautiful house with a garden around and cars parked in it. Our neighbor’s praise for my brother’s project made me feel like a winner because I was the one who did all that for him, putting my own project aside. I was about to tell the reality but remained quiet because my brother’s face was gleaming with joy.

On the other hand my project was not at all noticed as it was a simple flower vase, made in a little time left after completing my brother’s showy project. My silence made me foolish at that time (because I could see comparison in our neighbor’s eyes) but I felt myself wise because my silence gave my sweet little brother immense happiness.

Since then it became my habit and I enjoyed being wise from inside.

Every now and then many incidents occur where our giant pride willingly becomes a dwarf for the sake of harmonious surroundings.

Every time when I lose myself, I gain a heart. I love that wise fool in me. I consider it as a best weapon for bringing in peace.

P S – None of our achievements is personal, a force of wonderful people is always behind us………

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow.. a great thought to start the day with… and also you learnt to be wise so early enough.. so cool.

  2. Kathy says:

    How kind of you to help your little brother and give him such joy. This post is so revealing to the wonderfully kind person that dwells within you. I am so blessed to know you. Lovely post.

  3. shellymona says:

    Thanks Kathy………..to have a lovely person around as ‘you’ is not less than blessing too….

  4. Rainbow Hues says:

    That’s such a beautiful thought here. Giving and sharing is loving. Nice to know a bit of you through this post, Shelly 🙂 Thanks!

    1. shellymona says:

      Kajal thanks a lot for your lovely and encouraging comments 🙂

  5. Aww…so sweet of you! Beautiful post!:)

    1. shellymona says:

      Thanks a lot Tarang……

    1. shellymona says:

      Thanks for caring & All the Best to you too:)

  6. WOW! so wise. you allowed your bro to bask in the glory while you beamed in the sidelines. that’s great. lovely piece of writing.

    1. shellymona says:

      Such a lovely comment!!! You have the art of putting your thoughts nicely into the words….Thanks a lot Kalpana

  7. Aditi says:

    Such a sweet and wise post!!

    1. shellymona says:

      Thanks a bunch Aditi

  8. Roshni says:

    Very well said and very nice of you indeed!

  9. Dilip says:

    So very sweet and beautiful – a sisters love for her brother.

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