Have you heard of the story of the farmer and his three lazy sons? It is a nice story worth sharing to your kids, too. It would surely help you inspire your children to be diligent and consider that after hard work comes the sweet fruits of their labor.
In Madhanpur lived a very hardworking farmer named Gopal. He has three sons Ram, Laxman and Hanuman. All three were strong and healthy. But they were all lazy. Gopal was sad thinking about his sons and the future of his farmland.
One day, Gopal got a flash of an idea. He called all his sons and said, “Ram! Laxman! and Hanuman! I have hidden a treasure in our farmland. You search and share the treasure among you.”
The three sons were overjoyed. They went to the fields and started searching. Ram started from one end. Laxman searched from the other end. And Hanuman did so from the center. They dug each and every inch of the field. But they could not find anything.
Gopal said to his sons, “Dear boys! Now you have tooled and conditioned the field, why not we sow a crop!” Off went the sons to sow the crops.
Days passed. Soon, the crops grew lushly green. The sons were delighted. The father said, “Sons, this is the real treasure I wanted you to share”.
The Father and His Diligent Boys
The father of the small house is more than grateful for having three school boys who all show great interest in their schooling. They not only excel in school but top their classes as well. The father – my husband – would always tell his boys, “Your father is working real hard to give you a good education. We find it hard to afford the schools you are in but we strive hard because we believe you deserve a good school. Thank you for bringing honor to our name and prioritizing your studies.”
The lesson from The Farmer and His Lazy Boys
Fruits of hard work are always sweet.
Both the farmer and the father are working hard for their family. Time will come their children will become real successful in life or are about to taste the sweet success of their labor. I see them as not gifted, though. They just work hard and succeed on purpose.