Never judge others by their NO.
Once a bird was searching for a home to lay her eggs and get shelter in the coming rainy season.
In her search, she saw two trees and went to ask for shelter.
When she asked the first tree. They refused to give her shelter.
With disappointment, she went to the second tree.
And the second tree, agreed to give her shelter.
She made her home and laid her eggs and then the rainy season arrived.
The rain was so heavy that the first tree fell and was carried away by the flood.
The bird saw this and in a taunting way said: ” See, this is your karma, you didn’t offer me shelter, now God has given you the punishment.”
The first tree smiled and said: ” I knew I’m not going to survive this rainy season that’s why I refused you. I didn’t want to risk yours and your children’s lives. “
The bird got tears in her eyes. Now she knew the reason and felt respect for the tree.
Moral of the Story:
We should not always consider someone’s NO as their arrogance. You don’t know the full picture. Respect other’s decisions whether it is in your favour or not.