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The horse that wanted more beauty

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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  • usman shoukat June 5, 2023, 1:35 pm


  • Sarodh May 17, 2013, 12:32 pm

    Interesting and heart touching!!!

  • Priya March 25, 2013, 11:09 am


  • Sara March 17, 2013, 2:04 pm

    It was just an awesome story.

  • Monica February 28, 2013, 7:40 pm

    I loved it, it has a great moral.

  • Ashfaq February 23, 2013, 11:56 am

    Very good story, what we have is enough, and should be satisfied.

  • Lovely Anne February 10, 2013, 7:06 am

    Wonderful story 🙂

    Thank you for this story .. I can now have my piece for the incoming story telling contest on our school ! HAHA .

  • Rochelle February 8, 2013, 9:28 pm

    I really love the story. It makes me realized that we have to be contented in everything that we have.

  • Shahana January 27, 2013, 5:21 am

    Nice story..we will thank to God what we have..!!

  • Naik January 25, 2013, 1:51 am

    Want stories about thinking, imagination, hard work…

  • Revanth January 22, 2013, 9:19 am

    The narration of the story is good.
    Every body has their own skills, one becomes perfect only if he recognises himself.
    Never expect for higher things which doesn’t suit us.
    Live a happy life with the one that we have.

  • Maryam December 25, 2012, 9:53 am

    Carve your prayers before you let it fall, every human is the only one in his kind and can be sacred. We shouldn’t forget beauty is only skin deep, something is more immortal, is beauty in manner. Thanks a lot.

  • Githui December 18, 2012, 4:54 am

    Wonderful story to encourage us that we should appreciate the way God has created us.

  • Eliza December 17, 2012, 9:27 am

    An inspiring story to tell; For sure I am fearfully & wonderfully made. I should appreciate the way God created me. Thank you.

  • Vijay December 6, 2012, 3:49 am

    Always hope & dream big…

    I don’t agree with this story….

  • Mosopefoluwa November 27, 2012, 5:37 pm

    Unique we are.

  • Shashi November 26, 2012, 3:00 am

    A good story with a good moral.

    Always be happy with what yourself. Never greed for more which puts you in a situation in which you don’t want to be . .

  • Dania November 20, 2012, 9:52 am

    Inspiring story.

  • Ram November 20, 2012, 2:02 am

    A Simple Story with a great Moral lession …….

    Sometimes it is good to be Normal than trying representing yourself as a Supernormal and ultimately ending being an Abnormal or a Paranormal…..

  • Sanjana Kukreja November 7, 2012, 10:11 am

    This story is too meaningful……..everyone should read it. I just loved it.

  • Arun November 2, 2012, 12:51 pm

    Great story with a beautiful moral.

  • DANIEL October 24, 2012, 2:47 pm


  • Divine October 22, 2012, 12:44 am

    Inspiring story… it makes me realized how perfect I am… I just need to develop of what I have now… Thank you LORD your the best ever… luv U

  • Chardy October 15, 2012, 8:22 am

    What God gave is the most important 🙂 you must be proud of yourself.

  • Don benjamin September 4, 2012, 4:09 pm

    I appreciate what I am, I am a reason of God creation of me.

  • SOURISH B. JANA August 30, 2012, 5:41 am

    Good Story….Sometimes we ask for more to GOD by thinking that we must need something extra, but GOD knows which is required exactly to all of us…..

  • Gmork August 29, 2012, 8:19 pm

    Nice story..but it brings the message that God is limiting our potential to achieve more (at least that’s what I see). I don’t claim to know a lot about God, but I do feel in my heart that He wants us to achieve more than what we have at the moment. I would rather say hold on to your desires, but align with God (whoever you perceive Him to be) to help you achieve them – according to His will.

  • Mehak Verma August 20, 2012, 6:32 am

    Good story ….. written up beautifully……. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • NARESH BHONSLEY July 14, 2012, 1:54 am

    Jesus said be content with what I have given you.

  • Najeeb khan July 10, 2012, 11:20 pm

    Nice one, good lesson to greedy people in the world!

  • Hamza July 9, 2012, 6:56 am

    Heart touching

  • mounica July 8, 2012, 9:37 am

    It is a fantastic one. Don’t expect more than what you are! The moral is awesome.

  • Haseena Taj July 7, 2012, 12:28 am

    Nice lesson from this story. Don’t make surgical operation, the face will be destroyed.

  • Nikhat July 3, 2012, 11:20 am

    Really! Why don’t we understand the value of what we have but always want those things which are not suitable for us; and can’t even understand the hints of almighty.

  • Sufia Khan June 29, 2012, 1:31 am


  • Sylvia June 28, 2012, 4:42 am

    It’s me really realize that I should be contented in whatever God had given me..thanks a lot for this story it really enlightened me..

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