A man with a lamp
Once upon a time, there was a man who couldn’t see and lived by himself in a small town. Even though he was blind, he carried a lamp with him whenever he went out at night.
One evening as he was coming home, he came across a group of young travelers. They saw that he was blind and noticed he was carrying a lamp. They started talking and making fun of him. One of them asked, “Hey man! If you’re blind and can’t see anything why do you carry a lamp?”
The blind man replied, “I might not be able to see anything but the lamp is for the people like you who can see. You may not see a blind man coming and end up running into me. That is why I carry a lamp”.
The group of travelers were embarrassed and apologized for their behavior.
Moral: Think before judging others. Always be polite and try to see things from others’ point of view.
Check back next week for another fun fable you can use with your kids to teach them about practicing good character!