Secret of being happy
A crow used to live in the forest absolutely satisfied and happy.
But one day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white,” he thought, “and I am so black.
He expressed his thoughts to swan by saying you must be the happiest bird in the world. “Actually,” the swan replied, “I was feeling that I was the happiest bird around until I saw a parrot, which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in creation.” The crow then approached the parrot. The parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life—until I saw a peacock. I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.” The crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him.
After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock. “Dear peacock,” the crow said, “you are so beautiful. Every day thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. In my opinion you are the happiest bird on the planet. The peacock replied, “I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet. But because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this zoo.
I have examined the zoo very carefully, and I have realized that the crow is the only bird not kept in a cage. So for past few days I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could happily roam everywhere.”
That’s our problem too. We make unnecessary comparison with others and become sad. We don’t value what has Allah given us. This all leads to the vicious cycle of unhappiness.
Moral of the Story:
Value the things Allah has given us.
Learn the secret of being happy and discard the comparison which leads only to unhappiness.