The horse that wanted more beauty

by Stephen on October 14, 2008 · 110 comments

in Moral Stories

A cosmic god had a horse. The horse was beautiful and also it had many good qualities. But it wanted to be more perfect in every way. It especially wanted to become beauty unparalleled.

One day the horse said to the cosmic god, “0 Lord, you have given me beauty. You have given me other good qualities. I am so grateful to you. But how I wish you could make me more beautiful. I would be extremely, extremely grateful if you could make me more beautiful.”

The cosmic god said, “I am more than ready to make you more beautiful. Tell me in what way you want to be changed.”

The horse said, “It seems to me that I am not well proportioned. My neck is too short. If you can make my neck a little longer, my upper body will be infinitely more beautiful. And if you can make my legs much longer and thinner, then I will look infinitely more beautiful in my lower body.”

The cosmic god said, “Amen!” Then immediately he made a camel appear in place of the horse. The horse was so disheartened that it started to cry, “0 Lord, I wanted to become more beautiful. In what way is this kind of outer form more beautiful?”

The cosmic god said, “This is exactly what you asked for. You have become a camel.”

The horse cried, “Oh no, I do not want to become a camell I wish to remain a horse. As a horse, everybody appreciated my good qualities. Nobody will appreciate me as a camel.”

The cosmic god said, “Never try to achieve or receive more than I have given you. If you want to lead a desire-life, then at every moment you will want more and more. But you have no idea what the outcome will be. If you cry for a longer neck and legs, this is what will happen. Each thing in my creation has its own good qualities. The camel is not as beautiful as you are, but it carries heavy loads and has a tremendous sense of responsibility.

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 M@M February 17, 2009 at 1:26 am

Good story

2 Kanaka Swetha April 3, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Wonderful story.. loved it.

3 Vasanth May 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Good stories for everyone.

4 Suniel Raj September 26, 2009 at 3:05 am

The almighty has given enough to every individual on this earth, so never ask him about what you haven’t. Be satisfied with whatever you’ve got.

5 niTin October 12, 2009 at 7:31 am

Good One!!!

6 Ramya November 11, 2009 at 4:07 am

Very timely message. People search happiness everywhere but not with in !!!

7 Nikolai November 23, 2009 at 5:46 am

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

8 Sisosi December 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm

The moral is, don’t take more than you need.

9 Laxmi February 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Love yourself for what you are. Don’t try to make any change.

10 O. K. anil July 10, 2010 at 3:57 am

Good one. I really like it.

11 soni July 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

The story is very beautiful. Send many moral stories like this story.

12 Vaishali July 23, 2010 at 5:21 am

Nice one…….

13 Bella August 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm

We want more stories like this.

14 N@nu singh August 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

I loved this story very much

15 Roopa September 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

A Very nice story i really like it.

16 Fareeha Shams November 3, 2010 at 7:31 am


17 Praneeth November 16, 2010 at 1:39 am

Sensible story

18 Mallamma November 19, 2010 at 1:15 am

Good moral story…

Everything stays within us….. simply we will be wonderid here and there for happiness.

19 Veena November 19, 2010 at 1:16 am

Nice story

20 Prayas November 20, 2010 at 4:40 am

This is a very inspiring story and everyone must realize what this story tells us

21 Sameer December 6, 2010 at 11:50 am

Never expect more than what you have, it will ruin you.

22 Jaya December 16, 2010 at 5:29 am

This story is very nice what we have that enough to be happy don’t go abroad.

23 Anonymous December 28, 2010 at 3:48 am

Be contented and thankful to our God because whatever image you have today GOD has a perfect plan for you and it is not the measure how to live a perfect life in earth use whatever talents you may have for his glorification.

24 Piyush Jain December 30, 2010 at 1:57 am

Very impressive story. One should imply it in their real life.

25 Pratap January 11, 2011 at 4:39 am

Good story.

26 Vlladimir January 16, 2011 at 2:49 am

The story tells us that we should be contented on what GOD gave us… Just bear in mind that these things could help us to prosper our life and glorify His Name…..For me I’m very thankful that God give me this tremendous gift which I will treasure and use to uplift myself and uplift his holy name…

27 Nagaraj B.M January 28, 2011 at 12:11 am

Nice story to everyone and never try to achieve more what god is given to all. or else we definitely fall down.

28 Hamad January 31, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Nice one

29 Totem February 2, 2011 at 9:22 am


30 ANARIEL_GABINA February 9, 2011 at 5:36 am


31 RAJAT March 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm

A good and inspirational story.

32 TWINKLE DASARI March 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

nice story.

33 Shoraya April 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

we should not ask for more than we need.This is a nice story.

34 sheena April 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

It is very simple, nice, good sensible story very hopeful.

35 Sunitha April 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Good one.

This story is for all the girls who visit beauty parlors often to change their looks.

Big eyes, sharp nose etc doesn’t make a girl look beautiful.

The best cosmetics are Confidence for eyes and Smile for lips.

36 Bhupendra Adhikari April 26, 2011 at 5:42 am

God already set the rules for us, don’t try to go beyond what he has given to us. What is yours, you will get indefinitely.

37 STOP April 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

This Story Makes Me Stop Wishing…. πŸ˜›

38 Rakesh mishra May 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

This type of stories really motivate everyones. We must read and tell others.

39 Nav May 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

This story really speaks to me. It gives me the reassurance that I am beautiful just the way I am. Very inspiring!

40 satya May 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

yes really good

41 unknown May 29, 2011 at 3:50 am

good story but,it could be MORE LONG!!!

42 Divya Mudiraj June 16, 2011 at 2:21 am

It is a sweet story. I really liked it. It is an inspirational story for the people who really think that they are not beautiful.

43 nitish Negi June 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

This is a wonderful piece to all those creatures who forget what they are in the race to achieve what they don’t have. Want is not something bad, but the want to have something else despite already having some marvelous qualities is what we all are characterized, including me. πŸ™‚

44 edel June 23, 2011 at 2:26 am

It is a logic story

45 Girygirl July 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

This story is for the people who think they are not beautiful.

46 Gzwynnyth July 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

I like the story very much…. it shows the character of a person who’s not contented of God’s gift to him/her.

47 Naresh August 9, 2011 at 12:40 am

Nice story………….

48 G P ARYAL August 26, 2011 at 5:15 am

Good story, whatever you have received from god be satisfied with that & live happily because god always gives us whatever we need looking at our life style

49 Akashdip August 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm

It is a good moral of the story. I like this story.

50 UMESH August 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I like the story but I feal god always gives us best thing if we are greatful for what we have.

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