The Thirsty Crow ( Moral Story)

The Thirsty Crow-Moral Story

Let us enjoy the story of a thirsty crow. 

Once, on a hot summer day, a crow was flying in the sky. 

The crow felt thirsty,he landed on the ground and searched for water everywhere. 
After searching hard, he found a pitcher. He looked into it  and found that there was very little water at the bottom of the pot. The crow tried to get the water by putting his beak inside the pitcher. But unfortunately the water was out of his reach.

The poor thirsty crow thought that he would die due to thirst. But he did not want to give up. He looked around to find a way to get out of this situation.
The crow saw some pebbles on the ground.He thought for a while and started to pick up the pebbles and dropped them into the pitcher one by one, that caused the level of water to rise and soon the water came up.The thirsty crow drank the water and flew away happily.
Moral of the story- Nothing is Impossible
                      Where there is a will there is a way
                                         A Panchtantra story Retold by-Aunt Mary

Popular Idioms with their Meanings and their use in Sentences

                  Definition of Idiom

An Idiom is a word or phrase which means something different from it's literal meaning. Idioms are common phrases or terms whose meaning is changed, but can be understood by their popular use.
     Twenty One Most Popular Idioms with Meanings and Examples
                               Best of Both Worlds
Meaning and Sentence of the idiom 'best of both worlds'
Meaning- A situation where one can enjoy the benefits of two very                           different things or opportunities at the same time.
Sentence- Every weekend Mohit comes to his home from the                                boarding school, Mohit is really lucky to have the best                                of both  worlds.
                 Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

'Every cloud has a silver lining' idiom's meaning and sentence
Meaning- Be optimistic; every bad situation has some good aspect
                     to it.
     Sentence- My former boss was rude to me, I learned to deal with                            rude people while working with him. I think that every                                cloud has a silver lining.                                 

               Killing Two Birds with One Stone

Meaning and sentence of the idiom' killing two birds with one stone'

Meaning-To Achieve two goals with one action.
Sentence- I killed two birds with one stone as I watched a movie                         last Sunday and after that also visited my friend who                                lives near the movie theatre.
                              Caught Red Handed
 Meaning and Sentence of the idiom 'Caught Red Handed'
 Meaning- Catching somebody in the act of doing something                                 wrong. 
Sentence-The shop keeper caught a shoplifter red handed when                            he was trying to steal goods from his shop.
                       Go The Extra Mile                                     
Meaning and sentence of the idiom ' Go the extra mile'
Meaning-To make extra effort to get it done.
Sentence- Sara is going the extra mile to get good marks in her                                annual exams.
                  Birds of a Feather Flock Together 
Meaning and sentence of the idiom 'Birds of a feather flock together'
Meaning-People of same type or having same interests generally                         spend time together.              
Sentence- Ali and Rohan are very good in studies and they both                             have interest in sports too. No wonder they hang out                                together most of the time like the birds of a feather                                  flock together.                             
                         To hit the nail on the head   
                                      Meaning and Sentence of the idiom 'Hit the nail on the head'Meaning- To describe a  situation exactly, especially a problem or                         a  solution.                          
 Sentence- Prime minister hit the nail on the head when he                                    launched a scheme to save and educate the girl child.
                                   To break the ice                                                                              
Meaning and sentence of the idiom 'To break the ice'
Meaning-  To get over the difficulties in starting a conversation                                  with someone.
Sentence- He tried to break the ice by asking her about her                                     favorite hobbies.
                                  Fingers Crossed            

 Meaning and Sentence of the idiom'Fingers crossed'

Meaning- To hope or wish for good luck.
Sentence- Hope you win the competition, I am keeping my fingers                              crossed. 
             Action Speaks Louder than words                        
                                                      Meaning and Sentence of the idiom ' Action speaks louder than words'
Meaning- It is better to act rather than speak about your intentions and                       feelings.
Sentence-Reema really cares for her mother, she helps her in the                      household activities, after all action speaks louder than words.                        
                The Ball is in Your Court

                  Meaning and Sentence of the idiom 'The ball is in your court'                            
 Meaning- It is up to someone to make the next decision or take a                            step.
Sentence- I have kept my point of view on this issue, now the ball                            is in your court.                                        
                                Crocodile Tears   
              Meaning and sentence of the idiom ' Crocodile tears'
 Meaning- Pretending feeling sad or upset when you do not really                            feel that way.
 Sentence- Sometimes she sheds crocodile tears to take the                                              attention of her parents. 
                             White Lie
                    Meaning and sentence of the the idiom 'White lie'
 Meaning- Telling a lie about when you don't want to hurt                                        somebody's feeling.
 Sentence-Maria told a white lie to her brother that she was not                         angry with him though she was not happy about what he                           had done.
                      Every Coin Has Two Sides

                           Meaning and sentence of the idiom 'Every coin has two sides'   Meaning- There are two sides of everything, one is positive and                                one is negative.
 Sentence- Globalisation is good for mankind but just as we                                      know that every coin has two sides, it has brought                                   some bad effects too. 
                                    Have A Blast                            

                 Meaning and Sentence of the idiom 'Have a blast'
Meaning- To have a great time and lots of fun  
Sentence- "Have a blast!Hope you enjoy the picnic.", daddy said to the
                    little kids.
       The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side           
Meaning and sentence of the Idiom'The grass is always greener on the other side'
 Meaning- A place or a situation that is far away or different seems better than one's present situation. 
 Sentence-  Sometimes I think that it will be good for me if quit my                               job and start a business,well the grass is always                                       greener on the other side.
                                      On Cloud Nine

Meaning and sentence of the Idiom 'On cloud nine'
   Meaning- To be extremely happy                        
   Sentence- My daughter got admission in her favorite college, she is                           on cloud nine these days.                

                          The icing on the cake 
                  Meaning and sentence of the idiom' The icing on the cake'  
Meaning- Something really good that makes a good situation even                          better.
Sentence- The food was awesome and prices were reasonable.                     Moreover they served us a free dessert ,that was definitely                       the icing on the cake.
                                       Bed of Roses         
                                                                 Meaning and sentence of the idiom' Bed of roses'
     Meaning- A pleasant and easy situation.
Sentence- Do you think that a house wife's job is a bed of roses?
                         Make A long Story Short

 Meaning and Sentence of the idiom'Make a long story short'

Meaning- To speak to the point leaving the details out, telling what                          you are saying in a shorter way.
Sentence-  To Make a long story short, I really had a great day.                             
                                   Eat Like a Horse
 Meaning and Sentence of the idiom 'Eat like a horse'
Meaning- To eat a lot of food
 Sentence-  I am so hungry, I am going to eat like a horse tonight.   
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All That Glitters is Not Gold ( Moral Story)

A camel herder taking care of his camel

In a beautiful desert there lived a camel herder in a village. He had a herd of camels.The camel herder was a kind man and he looked after the camels very well. There was a camel in the herd who was very beautiful and had a red spot on his head which made him look different from other camels. He was the favorite of his master too.
 The red headed camel was very popular among the people of the village. They called him''The camel with red head.'' 

There was a city near that village. Everyday  the camel used to pass by that city with his camels to reach his home from workplace. Each time the camel with red head saw the fast moving colorful vehicles,the wide roads and high buildings of the city he got so fascinated by the city's vibrance. One evening, when they returned home from that way, the camel got thrilled again on seeing the bright colorful lights of the city. 

''What a lovely and exciting place.The city looks so beautiful from here. How good it would be if I go to the city and see it by  myself.",the camel thought.

One Day when the camel herder was passing by the city with the camels, the camel with red head escaped from there and reached the city. 
He entered the city with great excitement. 

The city was crowded with lots of people and there were vehicles on the road everywhere. The atmosphere there was noisy, filthy and smoky.The camel who lived in the peaceful climate of the desert got so confused and scared to see all this.He remained standing in a corner.
Some people saw him,they caught the camel and one of them gifted the camel to his friend who was a stable owner.

There were all horses in the stable.The camel felt so lonely there.He missed his friends a lot.  

Every day the camel's new master gave him hey and dry grains to eat which he didn't like at all. He missed the delicious dates, oats and wheat  that his old master used to give him in the desert.

He missed the soft under his feet sandy ground of desert whenever he walked.

The camel couldn't  adapt to his new life. He missed each and every thing of his past life.

 He cursed himself for leaving the desert and coming to the city. He always felt sad and gloomy. The red headed camel stopped eating anything and became so week and idle, he kept crying all the time. 

A sad camel is crying, tears are falling

Fortunately one day a man came there to meet the stable owner. That man was from the same village where the camel used to live.
The villager recognized the camel by the red spot on his head.''Oh! That is the camel with red head,that's my friend's camel!"

"How did you find him?" , he asked the stable owner.

The stable owner told him how he got the camel and said that the camel was of no use to him and he doesn't want to keep him any more.'' 
''You can take the camel to his master, he is not happy here.'', the stable owner said to his guest.

The man went near the camel and caressed the camel's head. Camel also recognized the man from his village and grunted happily. 
The villager took the camel with him to the village where it's master lived.The camel's master became so glad to find his lost camel.
The camel was so happy and relieved to get his old life back. He had gone through a bad phase of life but he learnt a valuable lesson that- 'All that Glitters is not Gold'

                        Gold coins with the caption ''All That Glitters is not Gold ''  
                                                             Story Written By-Aunt Mary