This is a small story I wrote for small children ..it says..
“Count your blessings, and be grateful”, Dhruv read aloud the poster as their car stopped at the signal.”Mumma what does it mean?”
“It means being happy for whatever you have, there are many who don’t have even that.” her mother said. ‘ hmm’ was only reply she got. He had asked for a new toy the day before which she had declined saying that he should be satisfied with whatever toys he had.So he felt that his mother was trying to console him saying this.
“OK we will play a game, we are going on a holiday, so whatever you want by looking around write it in your notebook.When we come back ,I will give you all.” his mother suggested.
Dhruv was overjoyed on hearing this.
On their way Dhruv saw a fast food centre. “Mom I want to eat pizza n burger”, he demanded. “Note it down,” she replied.
As they went ahead he saw a poor girl eating a bread piece someone bad dropped by. “Mom why is that girl eating that dried bread, she does not have jam also”Dhruv asked. “she does not have food beta, that’s why” came the reply.
“Not even the boring sabji n chapati you give me every day?” He asked amused with his innocent face.
“No dear sometimes they sleep without eating anything.” she replied .
They halted for the lunch at a local roadside dhaba . They saw the dhaba owner beating a small boy brutally because he had broken a cup. Initially Dhruv got scared but still asked his mother the reason for such a scene.
He works here dear. He has done some mistake n so is being punished”.
“But mom this is the school time why is he here?” Again came the question
“Because he does not study Dhruv . He does not have money to go to school as they have to earn money for their family.”
“I will also have to do this mom?” said Dhruv with a glum face.
“No dear we are here for you to feed you and care for you.” now a worried Mom said.
“Acha, show me what all you want”.
Dhruv immediately took out a pencil to cross his wish list
“I already have everything mommy “Thanku for everything “Dhruv replied with tears in his eyes.
Moral: We have many things, which hundreds of people like us do not have. We should always be happy with whatever we have and should count our blessings.