The Boy and the Apple Tree.
A long time ago, there was a huge tree. It loved the little boy very much, and the boy loved to come around it and play every day! He used to climb the treetop each time he was playing with the tree. He was eating apples and taking nap under its shadow with all peace in mind!
He loved the tree, and the tree was so happy. But the time went by.
One day, the boy came back to the tree. The tree said, come on play with me! “I am no longer, a kid, i do not play around a tree anymore. I want toys. I need money to buy them.”
Time went by. Sorry, i do not have enough money…but pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will make enough money…The boy was so excited! He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily… The tree was happy! Time went by…!
The boy never came back after he picked the apples…The tree was sad…!
One day the boy, now turned into a man returned and the tree was excited!! “Come on play with me,” the tree said.
I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. “We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?” “Sorry, but i do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house,” the tree said.
So, the man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily! The tree was glad to see him happy. But the man never came back since then. The tree was a gain lonely and sad again!
One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted! “Come on play with me!” the tree said. I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” said the man. “I do not have a boat, but you can use my trunks to make your boat,” replied the tree. So, the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time.
Finally, the man returned after many years. “Sorry my boy. But i do not have anything for you more. No more apples for you…” the tree said. “No problem, i do not have any teeth anymore to bite,” the man replied.
“No more trunk for you to climb on” “i am too old for that now,” the man said. “I really cannot give you anything…the only thing left is my dying roots” the tree said with tears. “I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired” the man replied.
“Good! Old trees roots are best place to lean on and rest…comes on sit down with me, and rest.”
The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears…!
No matter how busy you are.. Share some time with your parents. The time never returns and we shall regret for it.