Dissatisfied fir tree - Parables for Values ​​Education

Parables and stories
for Values ​​Education

Contents Parables and stories for Values ​​Education

There was a fir, young and elegant, unhappy living in the forest. The children thought it was beautiful and he loved to play with him, but FIR thought only grow fast; I wanted to be a big tree so that they become the mast of a boat and thus travel the world and visit many countries. Then, if you tired, you'd like to be a gigantic tree of Christmas than full of colours and lights, they place in a great square so everyone admired him. Always unsatisfied, she was unable to listen to the songs of the birds and could not enjoy the caress of the breeze, the Sun and rain. Only I wanted to cut it and take it away, to escape this monotony., how suffering the unhappy when I saw that they were other trees of the forest, no doubt less beautiful and slender that it! Finally, one day, there came a man with an axe, was set on it, nodded his head, cut it and took him to his house. It was Christmas and there they decorated it with lights and scenes, and he is dying the nightfall you to uncover, and then that outside day for children come to collect their gifts to... When I was already fastidiadisimo of this monotony of equal days where nobody already praised its beauty, she felt that one day they stripped it of all the decorations and his heart began to beat emotion because I thought they were going to take to get to know other places. For his sadness and disappointment, they withdrew from the House and took him to a loft. It cost him much accept that they had abandoned it and cried inconsolably from rage and impotence. Mice tried to console him, proposed him to be his friends, and was invited to play and have fun, but the unfortunate FIR thought that he was born for something much more important than playing with a few poor mice and lived alone their disenchantment. When finally, someone came to look for him, thought that they were going to plant again or that lead him to travel the world, but sting into pieces and made with wood. "It's over, it's over - could complain before he died - if I would have cheered me when I still couldn't!"
(Retelling of a Christian Andersen tale)
Often happens to us as a FIR of the tale. Eager to live the future, exhausted in plans and more plans, we are incapable of living in the present is all we have. The pursuit of efficiency, amass money, stand out and draw attention, prevents us from enjoying life. We live always according to the morning, the future, postponing the intensity of the moment. We want children to grow up soon and, when they are young, we force them to act like adults. We spent it making plans and postponing the full joy of the present moment: when I graduate, when I have House, when come the children, as they grow, when they graduate, when they tie the knot... In short, life escapes us without start living it.
Live and enjoy the present. This is not the irresponsibility. Quite the opposite: nothing reap in the future that you have not planted in the present. Yes you
you propose to live fully each present, it will be your future being full. Who is unable to live in the present, can not live the future. Search for fullness in all that you do. Don't be an eternal flight champion. Live intensely every day, offering you that nothing and nobody will worry about, nor will tarnish your joy. If you have a problem or distress you launches its morsels, tell him that, during the day, it will not achieve its, not you're going to ignore. And so every day, but only the day. When they asked Santa Teresita de Jesús how could live so gladly in the midst of so many problems and sufferings, the santa responded simply: "is that I only live a day every day. "And no heroism do not need to live in peace and joy within hours that has the day". Such was the response of San Felipe Neri when asked how it was to be always happy and good humor in the midst of so many dangers and sufferings: "Is that I charge only the weight of the present moment on the shoulders".
The ancient Romans were extremely practical and had two slogans repeated continuously: Carpe diem, which means, takes advantage of or lives the present day and age quod agis, i.e. get well what you have to do, without distracting you on other things...
It is since you get up, live the day in total joy and fullness, a treat for all you'll find on your way. Give them your best smile, a word of encouragement, an affectionate greeting. Live life spilling you over others. Living the present in all your intensity, as it is the only thing you have. He recalls Borges poem:

If it could live my life again
in the next I would try to make more mistakes.
I would not try to be so perfect,
you relax more.
It would be more foolish than I have;
in fact, it would take few things seriously.
It would be less hygienic.
It would be most at risk,
would make more trips,
implying more sunsets,
would raise more mountains,
Bodysuit more rivers.
I would go to more places where I've never been,
eat more ice cream and less beans,
It would have more real problems and fewer imaginary.
I was one of those people
who lived sensibly and prolifically each minute of your life;
of course, I had moments of joy;
but, if I could go back,
It would have only good moments.
If they don't know it, that life only moments is made, don't miss the now.
I was one of those
that he never went nowhere
without a thermometer,
a hot water bottle,
an umbrella and a parachute.
If you could go back to live,
begin to walk barefoot to early spring and would thus continue to conclude the fall. It would give more laps in Carousel, implying more sunrises and would play with more children.
If I had another life ahead. But, you see, I am 85 years old and I know that I'm dying.
Translated for educational purposes

Recommended Contents