The old man and the little cat
One day, an old man was walking in the forest when he suddenly saw a little cat stuck in a hole. The poor animal was struggling to get out. So, he gave the cat his hand to help him out. But the cat scratched his hand with fear. The old man pulled back his hand screaming with pain, but he didn’t stop. He tried to help the cat again and again.
Another man was watching the scene and said, “For goodness sakes! Stop helping that cat! He’s going to have to get himself out of there”.
The old man continued to help the cat anyway until he finally succeeded, And then he turned to the other man and said, “Son, it is a cat’s instincts that make him scratch, and it is my job to love and care”.
Moral: Treat everyone around you with your ethics, not with theirs. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Check back next week for another fun fable you can use with your kids to teach them about practicing good character!