Saturday, September 10, 2016

Simple Wishes.....

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"What is that boy doing?" The little eager eyes were looking at a boy standing near a fountain in the middle of the park.

"He is throwing coins", her mother replied.

"Why?", she asked.

"It is a wishing well, dear. Some people feel that by throwing a coin in the fountain, your wish will come true."

"Can I have one, please?" The little girl started jumping restlessly. Her mother fumbled through her wallet and took out a penny. The girl grabbed the penny and rushed towards the fountain and threw the coin aimlessly. As the coin plopped into the water, she squealed with joy. She ran back to her mother. 

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"Did you see that, did you?" The look of pure delight in her eyes was priceless.

"Can I have one more coin, please?"

The reluctant mother took out another penny. Her daughter snatched the penny and grabbed her mother's hand. She pulled her close to the fountain. Then, again in a casual way, she tossed the penny into the fountain, waiting to hear the plop, as if that was all that mattered in the world.
Unmistakable laughter - pure and hearty - filled the air.

"One more, please.....one, only one.....please", she pleaded to her mother.

This time, her mother took out a handful of coins, and started giving them to her one by one. And she couldn't resist smiling at her simple pleasure. With every plop, there was a moment of a bellyful of laughter. After sometime, both the mother and her daughter were laughing their heads off.



"No more coins left, dear", Mother said. "Let's go."

"My wish came true Ma", the little girl confessed as they walked away from the fountain.

Mother stopped. "What wish?", she asked.

"I wanted to see you laugh, and the fountain fulfilled my wish. You were sad today. I didn't like that."

Mother was stunned. She was so little but she observed so much.

"You did not laugh at first Ma. But later, as I kept throwing the coins, you started feeling happy too. It is a wishing well Ma. We will come here often."

Mother hugged the little one tightly. She had never realized how much her daughter understood. As for the wishing well, perhaps, some wishes were meant to come true. Or perhaps, for wishes to be fulfilled, all you needed was a simple heart that never stopped trying.
Linking to #FridayReflections with Write Tribe and Sanch Vee

34 comments:

  1. Sweet story. Hearing the laughter. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  2. I love it when kids are so compassionate. Heartwarming story.

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    1. True....compassion is a great value...and we ought to teach our kids compassion.

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  3. Aww, Sunaina, that was such a sweet tale! And, the last line sums it up beautifully: For wishes to be fulfilled, all you need is a simple heart that never stops trying!
    Ought to remember that! :)

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    1. So happy to have you here...Appreciate your valuable feedback Shilpa....:)

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  4. The power of innocence. Ultimately simplicity wins.

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    1. Innocence, yes. Simplicity, yes again...!

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  5. Beautiful... Pure love of the little girl

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  6. aww...such a heartwarming story. Loved it :)

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  7. बहुत बढ़िया कहानी, सुनैना।

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  8. Aww, how sweet. Loved your ending line, that for wishes to be fulfilled, all you needed was a simple heart that never stopped trying.:)

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    1. Yes Darshana...all we need is a persevering honest heart...

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  9. Loved the cute and touching story about happiness for a moment.Thats worth tens of coins:)

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  10. Oh, such a sweet story! Sometimes, children are such great observers that they amaze you! :)

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  11. Some delights of life can be achieved without much struggle. Yet we let them slip by.

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    1. Ah.....and that hurts.....once the moments are gone...

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  12. What a cute story it is! Happiness lies in little things of life, and those petty coins turned out to be priceless. Both the mother-daughter laughed seeing each other happy, I can relate with these emotions so very deeply. It left me thinking how you make your readers feel contented with such simplicity! Heart-warming indeed.

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    1. Yes Sangeeta....those coins, those pennies that always lie untouched were actually the harbingers of joy for the twosome here. And I can understand your appreciation as you are a proud mother of loving daughters too...:)

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  13. Lovely story...such a simple wish but in the end, it's the happiness of loved ones that matters most

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    1. Yes Sanch...when I wrote the story, I wasn't so sure if readers would like it...It was just so simple. But I was happy to get positive responses. Thanks for being here...:)

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  14. Aw. This is so beautiful. So inspiring. We often underestimate the wisdom of children but they actually are wise beyond their years.

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  15. Very sweet story. Children can teach us so much. Thanks for visiting my post

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  16. This is one of the most adorable and heartfelt things I have read in recent times. Kids are a bundle of joy, even when they grow up.

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  17. Such a sweet and interesting story. i like it very much. Thanks for this story.

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  18. Loved the simplicity and the sweetness of the story Sunaina. Sometimes children find easily what we adults don't.

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