A daily short story that will encourage, enlighten and inspire the reader. The story is condensed to make it a quick easy read. Thus the title "A Story In A Nutshell".
Friday, November 4, 2011
Dreaming Under The Baobab Tree
Two friends who lived in poverty decided a change in location may bring a change in their fortune as well. The two men began their journey looking for a better future. They traveled for many days and nights, up and down hills and valleys. There came a time that one friend could travel no further. He stopped in a small village and decided to stay. The other friend kept going. That night he found shelter under the Baobab tree. As he slept the tree spoke to him in a dream. "The King's daughter in the next village is very sick. Take a leaf from my branches and make her a tea, when she drinks she will be healed." The next morning the man took the leaf and traveled to the house of the King. He told the King he was here to heal his daughter. After many questions the King let the man enter. He prepared a tea from the leaf of the Baobab tea, and spoon fed her until she was well. The King rewarded the man with great wealth and also the hand of his daughter in marriage. One day he was thinking about his traveling companion, so he paid him a visit. His friend's fortune had not changed, he was still very poor. The rich friend told the story of the dream under the Baobab tree. Upon leaving he gave his friend a bag of gold sharing his good fortune. The bag of gold was not enough for the friend. That night he found the Baobab tree and slept under the tree hoping for a special dream. During the night the tree spoke "Leave this place". But the man refused. Again the tree spoke "Leave this place!" Again, the man refused. A third time the tree spoke "Leave this place now! The man refused a third time. The man refused to listen to the dream that would change his fortune. In the morning the man was found dead, killed in the night by wild animals. Moral: Follow your Dreams!