Simple Joys with Deep Meaning..!

He was staring at his phone, as I sat next to him on the bench in the park, “Terrible!” he exclaimed.
“What is?” I asked, staring at his distraught face.
“I put up a new picture of myself on Facebook, and no one’s commented, not even one like! My day is ruined!”
“Why?” I asked.
“I bought a new jacket just for this pic!” he grumbled, “Waste of good money. Anyway, how’s your morning been till now?”
“Good,” I said, “I saw a mother crow, feeding it’s baby, with a piece of bread I had thrown. You should have seen the little fellow’s expression! It was like, ‘Mum, I don’t want bread, I want cake!’ I laughed myself silly!”
“You found that exciting?”
“Yes,” I admitted, “And look at that dog playing with its pups, have you noticed she already knows which is the mischievous chap, and continues pushing him over to irritate him? Like, saying, ‘Son, learn to be patient and tolerant as you grow up!’”
The young fellow with the phone looked at me with interest, “And all these things are around us?”
“Little exciting things happening,” I said, “that make you laugh or quite often make you ponder there’s a deeper meaning!”
“What deeper meaning would you get from a mother crow feeding its baby with bread?”
“Well it reminds me of asking God for something, and not being satisfied with what I’ve got!”
“Like asking for a car, and then complaining that He didn’t give you a Mercedes?” asked my suddenly interested companion on the park bench.
“Yes,” I said, “And the poor little crow, not realizing his stomach isn’t ready for a rich cake, or maybe his mother realizes he’ll continue wanting cake everyday which she can’t get him all the time?”
“Wow!” said the boy, “All this from just watching a crow in your garden?”
“No, all this from looking up from your phone sometimes!”
The boy grinned and looked away into the distance, “Look at India!” he said.
“What?” I asked puzzled.
“Look how the trees have come together. It seems the sky has formed a map of India between them!”
“That’s incredible!” I said, looking at the formation.
“It’s like nature speaking!”
“Nature speaking?” I asked, puzzled.
“Saying, God is holding up our country and blessing the people!” said the boy smiling to himself as he whispered the words.
“You’re seeing more and hearing more than me!” I said quietly.
“What a lot I can learn just looking around!” said the youngster as he suddenly got interested in what was happening around, and as he put his phone away, “Simple joys with deep messages, I’d stopped seeing!”
“Why didn’t I see that map of India?” I wondered.
“Maybe you also need to look around a little more Bob!” said a voice from above.

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5 thoughts on “Simple Joys with Deep Meaning..!”

  1. So true There is so much to learn and absorb from the little things we observe around us It’s just the perspective that matters

  2. Only if we have a sensitive heart, nature around us is teaching many lessons. Every little flower that opens speaks a message of hope.

  3. Messages from simple acts we see all around us always bring inspiration, only if we look at them with eyes of satisfaction and wonderment. All things bright and beautiful; all creatures great and small. All things wise and wonderful; the Lord God made them all.

  4. It’s also a lesson not to be quick to judge others.. Especially our youth.. They are already racing ahead of us in technology, understanding, better empathy n good works from greater exposure.

  5. Thank you Bobby for yet another interesting article. It’s thought provoking and teaches us that each one can teach one, lift another up from negative thinking to creative thoughts and communicate with young people constructively by being there for them to get out of useless addictions.

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