Smile – Mullah Nasruddin Inspirational Story

Smile – Mullah Nasruddin Inspirational Story

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The Sultan of Arabia had grown very fond of Mulla Nasruddin and often took him along on his travels. Once, while on a  journey, the Royal caravan approached a small non descript town in the desert.

On a whim the Sultan said to the Mulla, “I wonder if people would know me in this small place. Let us stop my entourage here and enter the town on foot, and then we’ll know if they can recognize me”.

Accordingly, they dismounted and walked down the main road of the town. The Sultan was surprised to see that many people smiled at Nasruddin but ignored him completely.

Irritated and a trifle angry, he said, “I see that the people here know you but they don’t know me!”

“They don’t know me either Your Excellency”, replied the Mulla.

“Then why did they smile at you only?” questioned the Sultan.

“Because I smiled at them.” said Nasruddin, smiling.

Moral & Thoughts

  • Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ― Mother Teresa
  • Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family. ― Mother Teresa