The story of the trees

I complete 100 posts for this year :D :D and have always wanted to post some parable sort of a story. So here goes :)

Makkass..this is not my story. nejamavay ithu oru parable thaan. I just did the translation :)



Once there were 3 friendly trees in a dense forest. They were sharing their dreams amongst themselves as to what is their life time ambition.
The first tree said, "I want to be a treasure chest. I want to safeguard Gold, diamond and all the treasures of the world".
Second one said, " I want to be the ship of the king of kings, the all conquering emperor".
Last one had different idea. "I want to grow so tall, closer to heaven, that the Lord Himself should rest on me"

Soon, some lumberjacks came that side. They saw the first one and felt that it was too strong and thick and decided to make a treasure chest out of it. They saw the second one and felt since it had grown straight and tall, it would deem fit to build a ship out of it and decided to give it to the Navy. Both the trees felt so happy that their dreams were about to be realised. The moment the lumberjacks began cutting the third tree, it realised its dream was doomed.

After few days, the lumberjack who cut the first tree, decided against the treasure chest and made a wooden box to store cowdung and cattle fodder. The second one, instead of being made into a warship, became a small boat. The third tree was simply lying in a store room not being used at all. All the trees were heart broken.

One fine day, one pergnant woman, who was going to her village, unable to bear the pain, came to the cowshed on her way home, along with her husband. She gave birth to one cute looking kid. Unable to find a suitable place to keep the child, the kept it on the wooden box which was lying there. The box which dreamt of holding the treasures of the world, felt happy that, more than the treasures it was now providing haven to something more precious than all the treasures put together.

The tree which became boat, was once sailing on the high seas with lot of people on board. Suddenly there was a storm which threatened to capsize the boat. All the people aboard were terrified and fell at the feet of on Saintly figure who just stoof and waved his had towards the sea. The sea became quiet. The tree, then realised its hosting the King of Kings and felt that its ambition has been realised atlast.

One fine day, the third tree, which was all along, lying idle on the store room, was taken out. It saw one divine looking person, with peaceful eyes getting beaten on the streets. The people who were torturing him, made him carry that tree and they went up a hill. There they nailed that man to the tree itself. Still that man, prayed for their forgiveness and never uttered a word against them. The third tree realised, it was none other than Jesus Christ himself and felt so happy that its dream was also fullfilled.

So, all the trees realised their dreams..not in the way they wanted it ..but in the way God had destined for them. Guess it applies to us too. God doesnot fullfill all our wants..but definitely the good intentions behind them.

Comments

Swaram said…
Naan da first :P
Anonymous said…
naan secondu-savitha
Swaram said…
@Savi: Forgot to add ur name also in hurry to come second aa :P Hw sweet ;)

@Gils: I hv hardly written 100ish posts :P U write 100 per yr!!!!!!!
Srivats said…
Cngrats da! sema story da

Did u write it ?
Srivats said…
Naan 4 varushatukku 100 story potten, nee orey varushathula pottutey, kalakara po !
Srivats said…
savi login panna kuda wait pannama edam pidikareengala, neenga minister aagalam ;)
பாஸ் வாழ்த்துக்கள் கதை அப்பாலிக்கா வந்து படிக்கிறேன் இப்ப ஜூட்டு :))

{என்னாது வேர்ட் வெரிபிகேஷென் கேட் எல்லாம் போட்டு வைச்சிருக்கீங்கோ அப்படியே கை காலெல்லாம் உதறிப்போய்ச்சு}
Swaram said…
Wow Gils :) Superra irakku story :) Naa ungalhuku inna oru Kulfi ..ille rendu kulfi kudukure :P

Reminds me of the saying .. Lets nt miss out on the gifts of the Lord just bcoz they r not packaged the way we want them to be :)

I strongly recommend u send it to the moral story books for kids .. I am serious .. Champak, Chandamama etc.. Kids would love to read stories and what better if they get valuable lessons thru them?
Annam said…
gils theivamey MIKKA NANDRI AWARDKU
Annam said…
vanthu read pannuren
savitha said…
Mr.MMM, story sooper(just for clasrification,just:Engeyo padicha mathiri irukuthu?):D

But, the message is so awesome. Each one of us is unique in God's plans,illa? We have been sent down with a purpose, no soul will go away without fulfilling the desired task!! Thanks for sharing this!!

@Swaram:Mudila, your tamil :P As gils said, Swaram irukra varai tamil vaazhum
Swaram said…
helppppp!!!!! Whatz that Savi :P
Savitha said…
//@Swaram:Mudila, your tamil :P As gils said, Swaram irukra varai tamil vaazhum//

Impossible,your tamil.As long as Swaram is here, tamil will live:D
loved ur story gils.. lovely message.. now will keep this in mind and wont crib..
Swaram said…
I read it as horrible ur tamil is ha ha ha :P I thot u guys wil kick me today ;)

Mudila seemed to be a familiar word but i did nt get the meaning ;)
soin said…
yena osho type story yellam.. yethavuthu kalai irukumnu nenachen..free
RamMmm said…
sooper gilsu sooper. kelappitteenga pohnga.
and congrats on ur 100th post this year..
Aaarti said…
eggzuse me..100th post this yra??? naanga ellam kashtapattu ithana varushathula 270 vandirukkom.. ithu too mucha illa????


sema kathai n sema moral.. --God doesnot fullfill all our wants..but definitely the good intentions behind them. [yerkanave padichirukkein, aana nanna irundudu thirumba padikka!!:)]
G3 said…
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G3 said…
Congratulations for ur century :)))

Eventhough its a known story, its always good to remember it again and again. And this story reminds me of a quote which goes like.. "Dont ask got what you desire, but ask got what you deserve. You may not know that you deserve more than your desire" :)
R-ambam said…
nalla thathuvam...!

//definitely the good intentions behind them.//

:))

Intha varusha century aa... ?

somehow i feel u r going to get married this year ..
appuram ambi mathiri gils ukku samaikkave time pathaathu :D

enathu ? ithukku paer vayatherichalaa ? apdiya sollikraanga ? ;)
Shruti said…
Gils, congrats! 100th post eh?!
Treat eppo?
The serious part of the story is awesome re :)
Loved it! And the message! perfect-pucca 100th post!
Vazhga Gils, valarga ungal blog!
(Ada aamam pa, oorar blog ah ooti valatha, than blog thaane valarumam! paati sonnanga :P)
Mohan said…
Congratulations!
Very nice story. thanks for sharing :)
Bala said…
Intha varshathkkana centurya??? kalakkunga.... Congrats 4 tat!!!

Sari.. Sari... ethuku congrats solli ivlo build up kuduthen... treat eppa???

Story was sooooo gud... All the time we ppl pray for things we want... but the fact is that the lord is going to give what we need anyways...
gils said…
//Naan da first ://

*HIFI* :D and kesar kulfi goes to you ;)

@anony:

//naan secondu-savitha//

firstu savitha enga ponanga?
gils said…
// Forgot to add ur name also in hurry to come second aa :P Hw sweet ;)/

yeah :)

//I hv hardly written 100ish posts :P U write 100 per yr!!!!!!!//

hehehe..team effort :D
Vishnu said…
enna achu gilskku..
story nalla dan irundhadhu.. adan bhaghavad gita la oru quote iruke.. adhe dan.. edho aagavendiyadhu nandragave nadakatum.. baki marandhupochu..
gils said…
//{என்னாது வேர்ட் வெரிபிகேஷென் கேட் எல்லாம் போட்டு வைச்சிருக்கீங்கோ அப்படியே கை காலெல்லாம் உதறிப்போய்ச்சு//

chummanaachikum baas :D

//Wow Gils :) Superra irakku story :) Naa ungalhuku inna oru Kulfi ..ille rendu kulfi kudukure :P//

avvvvvvvvvvv...fullarichi poachu...neenga vijay tv tamizh pechu porgramukku judgeavay polam :D
gils said…
// Kids would love to read stories and what better if they get valuable lessons thru them?//

ejjatly...wud love towrite some stories like that..try panren
Swaram said…
Apdiya :P Try panre ;)
gils said…
//gils theivamey MIKKA NANDRI AWARDK//

elay pikaali..vanthu ozhunga post podavum...
gils said…
//Mr.MMM, story sooper(just for clasrification,just:Engeyo padicha mathiri irukuthu?):D//

MMM?? typo or extra M ku ethachum abbr iruka?? ethunalum mail panidunga..erkanvay ketu vaangina damagey inum fix agala!!
gils said…
//
@Swaram:Mudila, your tamil :P As gils said, Swaram irukra varai tamil vaazhum//

seriously..semma rapdi improvement!!!
gils said…
//helppppp!!!!! Whatz that Savi :P//

hahahaaa

//
Impossible,your tamil.As long as Swaram is here, tamil will live:D//

athivasi madam..adutha avvaiyaar neenga than :D
gils said…
//now will keep this in mind and wont crib..//

as chotu wud say "chamalu"

//I read it as horrible ur tamil is ha ha ha :P I thot u guys wil kick me today ;)//
LOL it has difft meaning at diff places u know :)
gils said…
//ena osho type story yellam.. yethavuthu kalai irukumnu nenachen..free//

nooru poatalay thathuvama thaan varum pola :D
gils said…
@ram:

nanri hai :)

@ajcl:

neenga 130 adichitu silenta aaditrukeenga :d athukum oru belated wishes solidren :)
gils said…
//eggzuse me..100th post this yra??? naanga ellam kashtapattu ithana varushathula 270 vandirukkom.. ithu too mucha illa???? //

elaam kkoottu muyarchi thaan :D

//"Dont ask got what you desire, but ask got what you deserve. You may not know that you deserve more than your desire" :)//

neenga nooraichitu itha kament paneengala!!
gils said…
//somehow i feel u r going to get married this year ..
appuram ambi mathiri gils ukku samaikkave time pathaathu :D //

!!! enga en..y this murderveri...aprum en paavam ungala summa vidathunga.. :D

//enathu ? ithukku paer vayatherichalaa ? apdiya sollikraanga ? ;)//

ooohh...apo ok :D
gils said…
//Ada aamam pa, oorar blog ah ooti valatha, than blog thaane valarumam! paati sonnanga :P)//

hahah..ithu thaan srirangathuku kusumba :D

@mohan:

thanks man :)
gils said…
@BSR:

:) treat thaana...kandipaaga :) adutha blog meetuku vaanga :)
Divyapriya said…
100 posts in a year? பின்றீங்க தல :)

//"Dont ask got what you desire, but ask got what you deserve. You may not know that you deserve more than your desire" :)//

G3!!!! எங்கயோ போய்ட்டீங்க...செம தத்துவம்...
Divyapriya said…
எதற்காக இந்த word verification :((
Savitha said…
//@ajcl:

neenga 130 adichitu silenta aaditrukeenga :d athukum oru belated wishes solidren :)//

small correction: 130 illa boss,160! :)
//nooru poatalay thathuvama thaan varum pola :D///
Now i understand reason behind AJCL's thathuvams :D
gils said…
@dp:
naan posta podra counta neenga commentlaye vaangidreengalay :)
spam neria vara arambichuthu athann word verification..

@athivasi:

Netrikan toranthalum count countaynu prove panitel
Shruti said…
Unmaya sonna kusumbu nu solranga! Yenga poi solrathu indha kodumaya!
gils said…
//Unmaya sonna kusumbu nu solranga! Yenga poi solrathu indha kodumaya!//

heheee
Congratulations on your 100th post Gils! The story is super awesome - thanks for the message! :-)
gils said…
hi ttt :) thank u :)
Divyapriya said…
//gils said...
@dp:
naan posta podra counta neenga commentlaye vaangidreengalay :)
//

hmm...adhellaam oru kaalam :(( ippellaam yaarum namma bloga madhikkaradhilla :'(

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