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The Original Stone Soup Story!

The Original Stone Soup Story! Many years ago three soldiers, hungry and weary of battle, came upon a small village. The villagers, suffering a meager harvest and the many years of war, quickly hid what little they had to eat and met the three at the village square, wringing their hands and bemoaning the lack …

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Treasures in Clay Vessels: A Story About Face Value!

Treasures in Clay Vessels: A Story About Face Value! A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay vessels. It was like someone had rolled balls of clay and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look …

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The Richest Man In The Valley: A Story About Wealth!

The Richest Man In The Valley: A Story About Wealth! A rich landowner named Carl often rode around his vast estate so he could congratulate himself on his great wealth. One day while riding around his estate on his favorite horse, he saw Hans, an old tenant farmer. Hans was sitting under a tree when …

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking: A Former Child’s Story!

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking: A Former Child’s Story! A message every adult should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When …

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The Zen Archer: A Story About Concentration!

The Zen Archer: A Story About Concentration! After winning several archery contests, the young and rather boastful champion challenged a Zen master who was renowned for his skill as an archer. The young man demonstrated remarkable technical proficiency when he hit a distant bull’s eye on his first try, and then split that arrow with …

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Sleep When The Wind Blows: A Story About Being Prepared!

Sleep When The Wind Blows: A Story About Being Prepared! Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands, however, most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. …

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A Father Son Conversation: Story About Making Time!

A Father Son Conversation: Story About Making Time! A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. ‘Daddy, may I ask you a question?’ ‘Yeah, sure, what is it?’ replied the man. ‘Daddy, how much money do you make an …

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An Interesting Funeral: A Story About Limiting Beliefs!

An Interesting Funeral: A Story About Limiting Beliefs! One day all the employees of a very unusual company reached their office and all saw a big sign on the main door which said this: ‘Yesterday, the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral …

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The Trouble Tree: A Story About Problems!

The Trouble Tree: A Story About Problems! A carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farm house has just finished a rough day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit and now his ancient truck refused to start. While I drove him home, …

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The Top Secret Of The Touchstone: A Story About Opportunity!

The top Secret Of The Touchstone: A Story About Opportunity! When the great library of Alexandria burned, the story goes, one book was saved. But it was not a valuable book; and so a poor man, who could read a little, bought it for a few coppers. The book wasn’t very interesting, but between its …

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