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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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  • Nishant singh July 5, 2011, 3:01 am

    Love needs time, people don’t have time. Should I waite for time? What happens if my love goes in another boat because i’m busy now. Is it my fault?

  • Terez July 3, 2011, 2:42 am

    First, I was confused why the characters were named that way but at the ending I understood and… I really liked it.

  • Milet July 1, 2011, 9:29 pm

    These three things shall remain: FAITH, HOPE & LOVE, but the greatest of these is LOVE. If Jesus didn’t love us, we may not be living now. So find time to show your love to others just as Jesus did…God bless everyone!

  • Manish July 1, 2011, 6:54 am

    Everything including prospareity, vanity, happiness, sorrow change with time but not love. So time has respect for love and nothing else.

  • Amar June 30, 2011, 5:07 am

    True story. I like this, may we learn to love and appreciate those who love us. Life is short.

  • Courtney June 28, 2011, 10:31 pm

    Just beautiful!! Fantastic.

  • Alidu June 14, 2011, 10:55 am

    Good story.
    Now I know, we need “love” beside us all the “time”

  • Rachan June 11, 2011, 11:51 pm

    …l think this was a heart touching story..feel really happy to read..

  • Roheena June 6, 2011, 5:24 am

    Very true!!!! I like this so much.

  • ALOK KUMAR May 26, 2011, 4:03 am

    its true but time only makes love to suffer .

  • Swatee Saraswat May 13, 2011, 2:48 am

    Very good story, in words, if everyone realizes the importance of love, life will always be good to you.

  • priya May 10, 2011, 2:31 am

    true love prospers

  • Priyal Shenoy May 1, 2011, 3:21 am

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    In line with the aforementioned it does not exist because in such perfection is not practiced by humans.


  • sachin bht April 25, 2011, 1:11 pm

    love is true friendship caught on fire,
    its care, and mutual understanding between two friends.

  • satish April 18, 2011, 11:37 am


  • poornendu April 16, 2011, 2:11 am

    certainly a story with real characters of virtual images. best ever i studied

  • bpbpersonals March 28, 2011, 12:10 pm

    I sailed along with Love amid turbulent winds…
    I loved Love. I watched her blink her eyes time and again.

  • pranati March 24, 2011, 1:52 am

    So true we run behind money fame and above all become arrogant. But love is so pure can be given anytime and can be received anytime anywhere from anyone πŸ™‚ nice post.

  • PAWITRA KALAISELVAM March 23, 2011, 7:55 am

    This story is really good!!! I like it… a superb meaningful of love story.

  • DEACON March 11, 2011, 12:59 am

    No Greater love then this verse:

    β€œFor God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

    John 3:16 (NIV)

  • chuck flores March 7, 2011, 7:13 am

    love is the best thing invented by god


    can any one define love in one word

    i think love is god

    its GOD

  • RUPALI February 27, 2011, 8:31 pm

    It’s really a great and meaningful story of day to day life.

  • shagun February 20, 2011, 6:59 am

    a true and meaningful LOVE story

  • kabil February 16, 2011, 9:01 am

    I see God, who is in the form of love and humanity……..nice moral story.

  • pavithra February 7, 2011, 5:58 am


  • Marissa February 2, 2011, 6:54 am

    Love the story….. very meaningful!!!

  • AMIT January 25, 2011, 3:51 am

    Fantastic inspirational story… Thank you so much.

  • Nandini January 19, 2011, 11:16 pm

    Excellent story

  • Lucky January 19, 2011, 11:25 pm

    What an amazing story.

  • Hema January 12, 2011, 6:07 am

    Excellent story.

  • POOJA SAJNANI January 5, 2011, 2:39 am

    What a wonderful story.

  • Praveen December 29, 2010, 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…:)

  • Vikas December 29, 2010, 5:20 am

    Means in life every thing importance comes with time…

  • Neha December 16, 2010, 2:24 am

    In short love is God.

  • Caroline Nghidinwa November 23, 2010, 9:23 am


  • Ranjini November 16, 2010, 12:55 am

    It’s a wonderful story.

  • Buzz October 25, 2010, 6:43 am

    Love is so important that sometimes we do not realize it! πŸ˜€

  • Ananthan October 18, 2010, 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.

  • Shripa Nawani October 16, 2010, 9:21 pm

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

  • Sophie October 10, 2010, 5:40 am

    Really touching. It’s sumthing true.

  • Balvant September 24, 2010, 8:16 am

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

  • Theresa Bee September 23, 2010, 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.

  • Subhasmita Satapathys September 22, 2010, 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…

  • Simran August 29, 2010, 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.

  • Vaishnavi August 20, 2010, 10:01 am

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

  • Pratik August 14, 2010, 6:48 pm

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

  • Bella August 3, 2010, 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.

  • Vikram July 31, 2010, 2:42 am

    Really a great story & really very deep meaning.

  • Rebecah July 28, 2010, 10:22 am

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

  • Brijesh July 16, 2010, 2:10 am

    Its realy wonderfull story sure i wil respect love

  • Joseph Rodricks June 22, 2010, 10:16 am

    Nice and meaningful.

  • Ashu (India) June 5, 2010, 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

  • Amala May 1, 2010, 10:24 am

    Yes I Agree with the moral completely…very well said

  • Harish April 13, 2010, 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.

  • Jmaster April 7, 2010, 7:09 am

    “Love looked around with hope.”

    What happen to Hope?

  • ANKIT April 5, 2010, 11:48 pm


  • University Student April 4, 2010, 1:01 pm

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

  • Harikesh March 18, 2010, 7:20 am

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

  • Narise March 5, 2010, 5:35 am

    Love is so precious.

  • Ananth Sripad February 18, 2010, 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.

  • Ravleen February 13, 2010, 10:34 am

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

  • Afroditi February 12, 2010, 9:21 am

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

  • Pradyumn paital January 27, 2010, 2:48 am

    Love is life, without love life is empty.

  • Raina January 14, 2010, 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.

  • Torafiredreamfullove January 7, 2010, 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

  • Akhilesh bais December 26, 2009, 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.

  • A lover December 22, 2009, 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?

  • Priya December 8, 2009, 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.

  • Ritu December 7, 2009, 1:39 am

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

  • Michael October 23, 2009, 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

  • Jenny...β™₯ September 26, 2009, 8:34 pm

    Very true story

  • Reddy September 26, 2009, 1:37 am

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

  • Jim September 18, 2009, 9:31 pm

    Love comes with time? maybe.

  • Shina June 24, 2009, 10:36 pm

    Where is the moral here?

  • Himmat Viras June 16, 2009, 5:42 am

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

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