Helpless love

by Stephen on September 13, 2008 · 278 comments

in Moral Stories

Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island.

The announcement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.

Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realised it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.

Just then Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat. Love shouted, “Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?”

“No,” replied Prosperity, “my boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you.”

A little later Vanity came by in a beautiful boat. Again Love shouted, “Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you.”

Vanity responded haughtily, “No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will get soiled with your muddy feet.”

Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. “No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be by myself.”

When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.

Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then somebody called out, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped on to the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a safe place.

On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, “Knowledge, do you know who so generously gave me a lift just when no one else wished to help?”

Knowledge smiled, “Oh, that was Time.”

“And why would Time stop to pick me and take me to safety?” Love wondered.

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, “Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world.”

“The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only with time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait that long? Why not make love a part of your life today?”

Author Unknown

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Himmat Viras June 16, 2009 at 5:42 am

It was a very good story about LOVE….. I like it & I’ll deffinetly respect LOVE in my life.

2 Shina June 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Where is the moral here?

3 Jim September 18, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Love comes with time? maybe.

4 Reddy September 26, 2009 at 1:37 am

A wonderful moral for the people who forget love in their daily lives….

5 Jenny...♥ September 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Very true story

6 Michael October 23, 2009 at 3:58 am

Love is the greatest gift yet we fail to see that when other feelings take power over us. We just need to take time to feel the love we have

7 Ritu December 7, 2009 at 1:39 am

I truly agree with the author. In today’s materialistic world people should realize the value of love.

8 Priya December 8, 2009 at 11:21 am

It’s really true. Only time makes us realize the importance of love.. We are so engrossed in our materialistic life that we forget to value love.

9 A lover December 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

I have respected love but… my love kept refusing me throughout my life….

Such a time what should I do? In such case what will be the MORAL of this story?

10 Akhilesh bais December 26, 2009 at 6:14 am

Yaaaaaa its absolutely right, I observed this in me also.

Someone said “love is not a heart of life, it’s only a part of life” but we know well that we can’t live without this important part of life.

We are very thankful for these moral stories which show the reality of our life…. thanks a lot.

11 Torafiredreamfullove January 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm

This really made me think that love really does take time…and we all need it. shame on Prosperity, Vanity, Happiness and Sorrow!
“If you wished to be loved, love and be lovable” -Bejamin Franklin

12 Raina January 14, 2010 at 3:31 am

love is important part of life but does everyone gets true love in life?? It is gift of god but he doesnt bless everyone with this gift.

13 Pradyumn paital January 27, 2010 at 2:48 am

Love is life, without love life is empty.

14 Afroditi February 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

You know something? This helped me a lot in my school. Thanks a lot for posting it.

15 Ravleen February 13, 2010 at 10:34 am

Love is for all living beings…..
It is a blessing of GREAT LORD…..
Love is for one n all……….

16 Ananth Sripad February 18, 2010 at 9:10 am

Yes Loves come with time.
Because we don’t think what is love in our younger age.
When you get older you are capable to think what is love.

17 Narise March 5, 2010 at 5:35 am

Love is so precious.

18 Harikesh March 18, 2010 at 7:20 am

We are here in this world only for searching love. Love is equal to God.

19 University Student April 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

It is true for those who don’t realize the value of love and who only think of their interests.

20 ANKIT April 5, 2010 at 11:48 pm


21 Jmaster April 7, 2010 at 7:09 am

“Love looked around with hope.”

What happen to Hope?

22 Harish April 13, 2010 at 4:11 am

Yes, I agree with this. Only time can bring change in love.

I really appriciate the writer of the story. Only time knows love perfectly.

23 Amala May 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

Yes I Agree with the moral completely…very well said

24 Ashu (India) June 5, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Yup its the fact….. only time knows and tells the importance of love… but till then it’s too late for people to realize love… awesome lines

25 Joseph Rodricks June 22, 2010 at 10:16 am

Nice and meaningful.

26 Brijesh July 16, 2010 at 2:10 am

Its realy wonderfull story sure i wil respect love

27 Rebecah July 28, 2010 at 10:22 am

Yeah love is everything and this is my desire to be filled with true love of a true christian.:)

28 Vikram July 31, 2010 at 2:42 am

Really a great story & really very deep meaning.

29 Bella August 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Hey Jmaster,

Maybe hope was wandering around …. well hoping. The beginning of the story just didn’t agree with me. I’m not really the one for once upon a time but I did like the end.

30 Pratik August 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

It directly went 2 my heart…
Its realy a nice story

31 Vaishnavi August 20, 2010 at 10:01 am

It was a nice story, it helped me in many ways.

32 Simran August 29, 2010 at 7:41 am

I think, think this is a beautiful story. I really like it. people should understand from the story that love is very precious in our life & we all should value it.

33 Subhasmita Satapathys September 22, 2010 at 9:34 am

A really nice story. Actually, there is nothing so nice than love. Sometime in everyone’s life we feel helpless and alone… but a person blessed with love never feels that…

34 Theresa Bee September 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Thank You for this story. It never meant so much to me than it did now. Thank you again.
looking forward for more.

35 Balvant September 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

“Love is a part of your life.and we cannot separated.”nice story……

36 Sophie October 10, 2010 at 5:40 am

Really touching. It’s sumthing true.

37 Shripa Nawani October 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm

It’s really heart touching!!! Time is only one which teach us to LOVE.

38 Ananthan October 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

Me too agree with the author that with out love how can we maintain a good relation n mainly with out love how can we live in a society. Love is great.

39 Buzz October 25, 2010 at 6:43 am

Love is so important that sometimes we do not realize it! 😀

40 Ranjini November 16, 2010 at 12:55 am

It’s a wonderful story.

41 Caroline Nghidinwa November 23, 2010 at 9:23 am


42 Neha December 16, 2010 at 2:24 am

In short love is God.

43 Vikas December 29, 2010 at 5:20 am

Means in life every thing importance comes with time…

44 Praveen December 29, 2010 at 11:03 pm

It’s a really fantastic tale especially those who don’t have time to love and in this mechanical life we should realize love before time send us to grave yard. Life is short make it sweet by spreading love…:)

45 POOJA SAJNANI January 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

What a wonderful story.

46 Hema January 12, 2011 at 6:07 am

Excellent story.

47 Lucky January 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

What an amazing story.

48 Nandini January 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Excellent story

49 AMIT January 25, 2011 at 3:51 am

Fantastic inspirational story… Thank you so much.

50 Marissa February 2, 2011 at 6:54 am

Love the story….. very meaningful!!!

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