Choose Your Words Well.. A Story With A Moral.

Choose Your Words Well.. A Story With A Moral.

A woman one day said something that hurt her best friend. She regretted it immediately, and would have done anything to have taken the words back. But they were said, impulsively, in a moment of thoughtlessness, and as close as she and her friend were, she didn’t consider the effects of her words beforehand.

In her effort to undo what she had done, she went to an older, wiser woman in the village. Explaining her situation, and asked for advice. The older woman listened patiently in an effort to determine just how sincere the younger woman was, how far she was willing to go to correct the situation.

The wise women said: “There are two things needed to do to make amends. The first of the two is extremely difficult. Tonight, take your best feather pillows, and open a small hole in each one. Then, before the sun rises, you must put a single feather on the doorstep of each house in town. When you are through, come back to me. If you’ve done the first thing completely, I’ll tell you the second.”

The young woman hurried home to prepare for her chore. All night long she labored alone in the cold. She went from doorstep to doorstep, taking care not to overlook a single house. Her fingers were frozen, the wind was so sharp it caused her eyes to water, but she ran on, through the darkened streets, thankful there was something she could do to put things back the way they once were.

Just as the sun rose, she returned to the older woman. She was exhausted, but relieved that her efforts would be rewarded. She said: “My pillows are empty. I placed a feather on the doorstep of each home.”

Now, said the wise woman: “Go back and refill your pillows. Then everything will be as it was before.”

The young woman was stunned. The lady exclaimed: “You know that’s impossible! The wind blew away each feather as fast as I placed them on the doorsteps! You didn’t say I had to get them back! If this is the second requirement, then things will never be the same.”

“That’s true,” said the older woman. “Never forget. Each of your words is like a feather in the wind. Once spoken, no amount of effort, regardless how heartfelt or sincere, can ever return them to your mouth. Choose your words well, and guard them most of all in the presence of those you love.”

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5 comments on “Choose Your Words Well.. A Story With A Moral.

  1. Masha Allah. All the people that are in charge of this site, directly and indirectly. May Allah continue to strenghting you in the propagation of Islam, reward you for your good deeds, give you goodness in this Dunya and Akhira, protect you from the punishment of the grave and Hell Fire and grant you all the highest part, Ar Rayyan in Al Janah Insha Allah. Amin.

    • muslimah says:

      As sala’amu alaikum
      Jazakumullah for your kind and encouraging words and for your duas. May Allah reward you. Aameen.
      Walaikum as salaam
      “O Allah, make my love for You the most beloved thing to me, and Your displeasure with me the most fearful thing to me, and instill in me a passion for meeting You; when you have given the people of the world the pleasures of their world, make the coolness of my eyes (pleasure) in worshipping You. Aameen Thuma Aameen

  2. Bie says:

    This is a really good story. MaSharallah

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Muslimah..

    I dunno who u r..
    I haven’t seen you n dunno whether i’ll be able to c u ever..

    but.. i wanna confess one thing to you..
    that i love your post.. A part erased for personal reasons!!

    You must be wondering that y ‘am i behaving such stupidly but to be very frank i wanna tell you dear that to find a girl like you in this world is extremely difficult, if not impossible..

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