The Girl And The Spider Story
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl named Amelia.
One day, Amelia was climbing the stairs to the attic to play with her toys. Alas! Her dress, made of muslin fabric, was torn by a sharp nail. When Amelia saw the torn edge of her favorite dress, she became very sad.
She cried for a long time. Hearing her sobbing, a spider came out, busy spinning its web. He asked, “What makes this beautiful girl sad?”
Amelia looked at him and sobbed. She said, “My beautiful dress is torn. I’m very sad.”
The spider smiled and said, “Look at me! I work so hard weaving my web. I need hours and hours to create my house and just a second to destroy it. I built my house just yesterday. It was burned by your maid this morning.
I was also very sad. Then I thought that instead of being sad, I should start weaving my house again. So don’t cry now. Instead, fix your dress. That way, your precious tears won’t be wasted.”
The Girl And The Spider Moral
Don’t waste time thinking about what’s lost.