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The Missing Watch

There once was a farmer who discovered that he had lost his watch in the barn. It was no ordinary watch because it had sentimental value for him.

After searching high and low among the hay for a long while; he gave up and enlisted the help of a group of children playing outside the barn.

He promised them that the person who found it would be rewarded.

Hearing this, the children hurried inside the barn, went through and around the entire stack of hay but still could not find the watch. Just when the farmer was about to give up looking for his watch, a little boy went up to him and asked to be given another chance.

The farmer looked at him and thought, “Why not? After all, this kid looks sincere enough.”

So the farmer sent the little boy back in the barn. After a while the little boy came out with the watch in his hand! The farmer was both happy and surprised and so he asked the boy how he succeeded where the rest had failed.

The boy replied, “I did nothing but sit on the ground and listen. In the silence, I heard the ticking of the watch and just looked for it in that direction.”

Author Unknown

A peaceful mind can think better than a worked up mind. Allow a few minutes of silence to your mind every day, and see, how sharply it helps you to set your life the way you expect it to be!

{ 47 comments… add one }
  • Anushka Porwal July 30, 2020, 10:12 pm

    Nice one. I really wanted to be in that way.

  • Naej November 17, 2014, 2:29 am

    Nice one. I really wanted to be in that way.

  • Mana July 24, 2014, 5:24 am

    That was wonderful. 🙂 l will follow it too

  • Vinaya mahajan June 5, 2014, 3:42 am

    Really a motivated story everyone should read it and other

  • Arulanandu January 28, 2014, 11:42 pm


  • Vishanthi October 4, 2013, 3:44 am

    It is an awesome story. I like the small boy’s brilliant idea. Awesome.

  • Sakshi Garg July 29, 2013, 7:58 am

    It is a very good story and the moral is awesome. I love the idea of the small boy.

  • Sepo July 13, 2013, 6:01 am

    Great idea from such a kid! Nice story.

  • Lovfly July 4, 2013, 1:46 pm

    Nice one

  • Varshita Bamola June 28, 2013, 9:58 am

    Nice story……. We should use mind like that boy……..!!!!!

  • Dinesh Bamola June 28, 2013, 9:54 am

    Story full of intelligence……nice…

  • Grace June 25, 2013, 9:24 pm


  • Karma June 1, 2013, 10:21 am

    It is a really good one, I am going to tell friends to read it.

  • Lavanya May 27, 2013, 4:15 am

    Superb !

  • Lavanya May 27, 2013, 12:51 am

    Gr8 story. I am gonna share it with my friends.

  • Keerthi May 21, 2013, 8:10 am

    It’s too good and I am feeling very fortunate to read this today as it helped me alot when I had to take a crucial decision of my life.

    Once again thanks a ton to person who posted it 🙂

  • Sheik Umarr May 18, 2013, 5:35 pm

    What a wonderful story. I learnt about two things Patience and Silence. To crown it all, silence is golden. And patience is the best virtue.

  • Usha May 3, 2013, 8:18 am

    A thought provoking story. Silence does have a voice—-Just you need a patient hearing.

  • Hema May 1, 2013, 11:59 am

    Good one..

  • Pezachi April 29, 2013, 11:22 pm

    Wonderful story filled with wisdom for those that will remember to apply it. It is important here to note the difference between hearing and listening. Good message thanks.

  • Jay April 29, 2013, 4:01 am

    This is a very impressive story!

  • Ruth Ventoza April 29, 2013, 3:49 am

    It’s a good and inspiring story living in a peaceful place makes us more think in all our deeds. And I appreciate that kind of kid.

  • Vineeta April 29, 2013, 1:28 am

    Silence is goof for self evaluation also, a thoughtful story..

  • Frank April 28, 2013, 11:18 am

    It’s worth the age we are living in. People are all busy ….with no time to think about where God wants us to be, to do and to go. Our life is worth thinking about..thanks.

  • Raji April 26, 2013, 12:20 am

    Simply superb story 🙂

  • Mike April 25, 2013, 7:17 am

    I love it.

  • Deepa Satheesh April 25, 2013, 4:59 am

    Beautiful story…..I read your stories to my little 2 year old daughter and she enjoys it a lot…Thanx 4 such meaningful stories.

  • May April 24, 2013, 10:17 pm

    It’s a beautiful story that reminds me to spend sometime alone just to appreciate & spare thoughts quietly. In silence, I can only hear my own heartbeats & breath. This is the silent moment I really enjoy by myself. No matter what life journey going on, I am glad that I am still alive! Be thankful & grareful as days passing…..

  • Annaa April 24, 2013, 9:07 am

    A trully good one! Thanks a lot!

  • Bibire April 24, 2013, 4:18 am

    A thoughtful and fantastic story.

  • Stephen April 23, 2013, 7:57 pm

    Yay! Thanks Nisha!!!

  • Nisha April 23, 2013, 7:46 pm

    Hi my name is Nisha and I’m living by myself in NZ and my parents live in India. Recently I lost my younger brother in an accident, I was with him in the hospital until he took his last breadth. Since then my mind has been very unsettled and I feel that I have failed in my life.

    But one day I happen to bump into your blog and read couple of stories, I felt soo good.

    Now I have made it a point to read a story everyday and I share the stories with my family friends and collegues, Trust me ……I feel so much better now, and I happy to say that your stories has give me a ray of hope to live life and also givien me the confidence to help my parents and my sister to get through this tough phase of life.

    Thanks a ton from the bottom of my heart, YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE.

  • Jabeena April 23, 2013, 3:13 am

    Good moral….very nice message….

  • Himanshu April 22, 2013, 11:52 am

    Fabulous and teach a great lesson … gonna follow tooo.

  • Mosopefoluwa April 22, 2013, 10:20 am

    Yes, that’s true. Nothing like peace void of worries.

  • Joseph April 22, 2013, 6:06 am

    That’s a lot of lessons in one message. We crowd ourselves with a lot of noise we don’t even have a time alone to think. That is the begining of greatness. Am blessed.

  • Amit Burman April 22, 2013, 4:18 am


  • Farhath April 22, 2013, 3:58 am

    Superb story. I’m going to follow this.

  • Lino April 22, 2013, 1:31 am

    It’s really important to take a few seconds and feel the difference. We are so busy not knowing what we are doing. Nice eye opening story.

  • Zungusnoh April 22, 2013, 12:59 am

    Very nice story!!!

  • Printo April 21, 2013, 9:31 pm

    Really an excellent story. I can really feel the peace of mind. Thanks to enlighten my day.

  • Lindy April 21, 2013, 1:26 pm

    Nice, a good moral that one shouldn’t let go.

  • Premshankar April 21, 2013, 9:46 am

    This is the right way to teach a child for a successful future. It shows that you can’t get from a child anything hard n fast according to ur mind n need. Let them to think according to their mind n give them time to to develop their own mind just stand nr to guid if something is going to be wrong.

  • Nivetha April 21, 2013, 9:30 am

    Very nice….

  • Sarmakssm April 21, 2013, 9:22 am

    Nice..awakening story.

    I have forwarded the same to my entire friends list.

  • Br. Jesu April 21, 2013, 9:15 am

    It is a really nice story which teaches the importance of silence in our life. I really love it.

  • Sanchita April 21, 2013, 9:01 am

    Nice…I am gonna follow it.

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