Friday, 23 December 2016

A SHORT CHRISTMAS STORY

It was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I. German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with "the enemy" along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, "Merry Christmas."
"You no shoot, we no shoot." Thousands of troops streamed across a no-man's land strewn with rotting corpses. They sang Christmas carols, exchanged photographs of loved ones back home, shared rations, played football, even roasted some pigs. Soldiers embraced men they had been trying to kill a few short hours before. They agreed to warn each other if the top brass forced them to fire their weapons, and to aim high.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR HANDS

A young chap visit to a soothsayer to inquire about his future.
Right before his eyes, the soothsayer drew two circles: One in white and the other in black. 
He then put a millipede in-between the circles, saying "if the millipede crawls into the white circle,it connotes your future will be great,  but if otherwise, then you are doomed! You've lost hope!".

Thursday, 29 September 2016

THE POWER OF WRONG THOUGHTS STORY


An idle monkey was resting on top of a coconut tree gazing the cloud. Nurturing a thought of doom. He said to himself “What would happen to me, if the earth will break? “. Suddenly, he heard a crack as if something was about to crumble."I  just said it and its happening, the earth is breaking up”. He said to himself and hopped on another tree screeching and alerting other monkeys.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

WHY DOGS WAG THEIR TAILS


Once upon a time in a certain place in Africa lived a king who owned two pets; a dog and a cat. Aside the kings guard, the cat and the dog were very useful to him. The dog had served the king quite some good years so he can be trusted with important errand, though very old. Cat the dog's companion was quite cunning but stronger and smarter.

The king had a daughter schooling at a convent some distance from home, and very often he sent the dog and the cat with presents to her.

One day he called the animals and sent them on an errand to convey a magic ring to his daughter.

"You hold the ring because you seem to be strong and smarter," the king said to the cat. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

THE ANGRY COBRA STORY

A carpenter shut down his workshop after a day's job. A black wandering poisonous cobra entered his workshop.

The cobra was hungry and hoped to find its supper lurking somewhere within. It wriggled from one end to another and accidentally bumped into a double-edged metal axe and got slightly injured.

In anger and seeking revenge,  the snake bit the axe with full force. What could a bite do to a metallic axe? Instead the cobra's mouth started bleeding.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

THE STORY OF THE THE DONKEY WHO ENVIED THE PIG


A farmer once had two morose looking donkey by name paka and pola in his farm. He also owned a little pig that used to live with the Donkeys. Paka and pola used to work very hard in the farmer’s field while the fat pig goes around doing nothing. 

Sunday, 19 June 2016

THE PREGNANT DOG AND ELEPHANT STORY



An elephant and a dog got pregnant at same time. In the space of 3 month the dog gave birth to six puppies. The dog took in again 6 month later  and in the 9th month gave birth to another dozen puppies. The pattern continued.

On the Eighteenth month the dog proud-fully approached the elephant and questioned,

Monday, 6 June 2016

A DINNER WITH GRAND PA

A young boy took his grand father to an eatery for a night supper. Grandpa being extremely old and weak, while eating, dropped some food on his shirt and trousers. Other dinners watched him in disdain while his boy quietly clean up the food particles hanging on his mouth with his towel. 

After he finished eating, the son who was not in any way embarrassed, gently lead him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, clean up the stains, brushed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly.

Monday, 9 May 2016

LESSON FROM THE PORCUPINE

It was the coldest winter ever. Numerous creatures passed on as a result of the icy weather. The porcupines, understanding the circumstance, chose to bunch together. 

This way, they secured and ensured themselves but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each other. 

Saturday, 7 May 2016

AN ATTITUDE OF THANKSGIVING

A young man fell into trance and met angel Gabriel at heavens gate, who toured him around the beautiful city. They walked side by side inside a large workroom filled with other busy angels. Angel Gab stopped in front of the first section and began to explain, he said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here, all the petitions to God said in prayer are received." The stranger looked at the section, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets from all the people of the world

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

THE ADVENTUROUS JACKAL STORY

Once upon a time, lived a jackal deep into a jungle along with other animals. He claims to be the most adventurous among others and liked to explore new places.

One day he left his domain – the jungle – and ventured into a village in search of food. But unfortunate he was being chased by town dogs! The dogs snapped at his limbs with their sharp-pointed teeth, and terrified his heart with their dreadful barking, chasing him left and right.

To save his head from this assault he ran into a dyer’s yard and fell into a vat of indigo dye. When he came out of the tub, he was colored blue and look scary so that the dogs could not recognize him. They ran away in panic. The jackal was sad at his misfortunes anyway, and thought he should go back to the jungle.

Friday, 4 March 2016

AN ACT OF KINDNESS STORY

One day in the city of Lagos, a young applicant was invited for an interview. The next morning he dressed up and made headway.
He got to the bus terminal and unfortunately there were more passengers waiting than transit bus. Not knowing what to do as time was not at his side, he waited in anxiety.
luckily after waiting for about 25minutes, a 14-seater bus turned-up, occupied with 10 passengers.

Monday, 22 February 2016

A VOYAGER'S EXPERIENCE STORY


There was once a man whose private boat capsized on the high sea. He luckily swam to  an island where no body lives. Though stranded he continued to live while praying every day for God to send him a helper.

Months passed, no helper shew up. He felt disappointed and thought there was no God anywhere and learned how to survive on the island. To keep safe from wild animals and the cold weather, he constructed a hut where he stored up some food item he scavenge from the island.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

THE KING AND THE 10 DOGS STORY

A King has 10 hefty dogs  in his custody so that every time a ministers or servants  errs, he   punishes them by throwing them to the dogs.
One day, a minister challenged his opinion in which  the king took for insult and he ordered the minister to be thrown to those hungry dogs.
The minister said, "I have served you for 10 years, and is this how you want to repay me? please my lord, Give me 10 days before executing this command." And the king said, "Your  request is granted."

Monday, 8 February 2016

THE FARMER'S TRAP STORY



A  mouse who lived in a farmer's house peeped through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What good might be this for the animals?" the mouse wondered. out of curiosity he found out what was in for them but was disappointed to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said "Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the pig and warned "There is a mousetrap in the house!

Monday, 1 February 2016

THE UGLY DUCKLING STORY

A little shy duckling was always sad because he thought he was the ugliest among all his family. They scold, mock and teased the poor ugly duckling which made him timid and always wear long face. One day, he saw his reflection in the water and cried, “ How could i have been so ugly like this?Nobody wants me around, not even my  friends. I am so unfortunate.” He decided to leave his environment and went far away into the woods.
Deep in the forest, the duckling thought he had found solace with an old woman, who had hen, dog and cat. He stayed with them for some time but he was unhappy there and soon left.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

THE FOUR LEPERS STORY


Once upon a time lived four lepers who sit at the gate of Samaria to beg.They were so popular and friendly that 10 out of every 100 passersby drops some coin in their bowl.
As time went on, the city was besieged by their neighboring country men which resulted to famine in the land. No passerby had enough money to feed let alone giving alms to these famous beggars. Soon the lepers began to feel the pinch. They called themselves into a meeting and one of them said "This is death staring us in the face, are we going to remain here and starve to death?" Another insinuated "I think its better we go into the camp of our said enemies, as they may see us as mere lepers

Thursday, 21 January 2016

THE BIG BAD WOLF AND THE THREE LITTLE PIG STORY

Once upon a time there were three little pigs. One pig built a house of straw while the second pig built his house with sticks. And the third wisely built his house with bricks.
Two of the pigs built their houses very quickly and then sang and danced all day, making fun and mockery of the third pig who worked hard all day building his house with bricks. Finally the third pigs finished building his house and the three pigs could enjoy life.
A big bad wolf saw the two little pigs while they danced and played and thought,

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

THE YOUNG PAINTER STORY

A young painting apprentice who had just completed his course under a great painter was so excited and enthusiastic that he wanted to show case his painting skill to the world for approval.  He put all his effort and painted a beautiful scenery which took him three days to do.

After creating the art work he decided to display it on a busy street-crossing of that small town close to where he resides.He had just one goal in mind;  people’s opinion about his painting skills. And attached to the art work down below was a card board which read-”Good day passers-by, I have just painted this piece.  I might have committed some mistakes while giving out my best for this project, Please put a cross wherever you see a mistake and if possible leave a comment.”

Thursday, 7 January 2016

THE SOCRATES STORY



A young lad asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told him to meet him near the river the next morning. 
The next day they met, Socrates asks the lad to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young lad by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong enough and kept him there until he started turning blue.

Monday, 4 January 2016

MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN TOUCH STORY

long long ago lived a king called Midas.He was a very wealthy personality and tends to had more gold than anyone in the world. He stored up golden coins  in huge vaults underneath his palace and spent many hours each day, handling and counting his treasure.
But no matter how much gold Uncle Midas possessed, he was never contented. He always wanted more gold as he spent much of his time dreaming about how to obtain still more of it.
Just by surprise,one day, he attracted his crave; a being dressed in white apparel appeared to Midas and granted him a wish. King  Midas unhesitating, wishes for the “golden touch”- that everything he touched would turn to gold. And the deal was sealed.
The next morning when Midas woke up from his bed, he found that his plain linen bed covers had been transformed into a finely spun gold! He gasped in astonishment and jumped out of his bed. Then he touched the bed and it turned to gold. ‘Its true” he muttered in his confused state ‘I have the golden touch”
He rushed through the palace, brushing against walls and crafted furniture’s, all of which turned gold at his touch. Out to his garden, he went from one flower to another, trees and even his pets and other animal creatures touching and smiling as they turned gold.