The Tree That Lived For Others

Farah Waheda Wahid
Source Extracted from Google
Once upon a time (dah mula dah story fairy tale Cik Puan Bubbly), there were 2 trees in a forest. They grew side by side and were fast friends. In the course of time, both of them turned into fully-grown trees, laden with fruit.

In the same forest, there lived many birds and other small creatures, all of whom were very fond of eating fruits. They set their eyes on the 2 trees to feed themselves.

Though the 2 trees were fast friends, their nature was quite different from each other. 1 tree was very generous in sharing its fruits with birds and other creatures. It felt happy whenever any bird sat on its branches to enjoy its fruits. The tree would offer its fruits with love to others.

The other tree, being of the opposite nature, was very selfish. It never wanted to share its fruits and hated the birds and all other creatures. The tree used to think: "I have grown these fruits with so much of labour and pain. If I share these fruits with others, I will be left with no fruits. This way, I will cease to grow." It thus, decided not to share any of its fruits with others.

The birds and other creatures, on seeing the unselfish and generous behaviour of the first tree, started visiting it to feed themselves. They would all come and sit on its branches and chat for hours together, leaving droppings all over, on the leaves and branches, and on the ground.

On seeing this, the selfish tree would laugh at the other tree and say, "What a fool you are! You share your fruits with these silly creatures and they leave droppings, all over you! They make your surroundings dirty. Look at me, I never share any of my fruits, and my surrounding are very clean."

The generous tree would listen to all this and would just smile in reply. Mouths went by, and gradually the selfish tree began to wither. Its fruits also reduced in number, day-by-day, the selfish tree was astonished to see what was happening to it. Finally, in a couple of years the selfish trees lost all of its leaves and became thin and weak. It become withered and sick.

The other tree, unselfish as ever, kept growing and bore fruit aplenty. This was because, the birds' droppings were acting as manure for the tree, which made the tree bigger, healthier and more bountiful, as time passed. 

By this time, the 2nd tree had realized that the cause of its plight was its selfishness. It learnt that the other tree was getting much more in return for what it gave to the birds and other creatures. With this realization, the 2nd tree decided to change itself. It soon became unselfish and began inviting birds and other creatures with a smile.

Soon, the birds and all the other creatures were attracted by its affectionate smile, and started sitting on its brancehs too. Before long, it grew in health and became bountiful like the other tree.


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  1. gd sharing tq yer

  2. Bagus crite nih byk pgjaran yg boleh kita dptkan dear.slh satunya jgn sombong n pentingkan diri.

  3. hehe tu sebab ada kitaran alam...kalau tak, tak balance la spesis2 tumbuhan dan haiwan kat bumi ni....

  4. same as wut you give, you get back. but in a positive ways. nice story dear. with no doubt I wanna be all dirty but bring benifits to the others.

  5. nice story.. jadilah seperti pokok yg pertama.. hee :D

  6. bagus share cerita ni.. boleh ambil pengajaran..

  7. Sebuah cerita yang banyak memberi pengajaran dan teladan.. Boleh buat bedtime story untuk anak2 ni..

  8. Bestnya ..... ada jugak teman blogger yg masih sudi dodoikan kita dengan cerita ni walaupun dah kertu hehe

  9. Farah mmg rajin bercerita..deqla kalo rajin bercerita pun dlm bahasa melayu la haha..btw, story yg bgs ni ..byk pengajaran bole diambil..

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