The Farmer & Watch – Moral Story

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.”

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

11 Responses to The Farmer & Watch – Moral Story

  1. PRAKASH H S June 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM #

    Good learning.Person with patience will never be patient&will succeed in life

  2. Ramakrishnan Ranganathn March 14, 2014 at 10:03 PM #

    thanks for the story which is a repeat of yours published a couple of months earlier.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ March 15, 2014 at 10:59 AM #

      Oh really sorry for that. We will be careful about it next time

  3. Amaresh Kumar October 28, 2013 at 3:34 PM #

    That’s an analytical approach in handling a problem.

  4. ADEGOKE WAHAB August 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM #

    Thanks for the story, I support the moral lesson

  5. fathima August 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM #

    not everyone have peace of mind and if we have then we are the winners..

  6. veeresh July 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM #


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  8. Asiimwe Rosemary July 10, 2013 at 4:00 PM #

    How brilliant the boy was……..i love that

  9. Tabassum Unnisa July 8, 2013 at 4:16 PM #

    really true…

  10. The Engineer July 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM #

    Well said. Nice one.