I want to be like you. Fable with moral for children
Fables are stories with morals, good transmitters of values . They are fantastic tools to educate children and teach them to name emotions and feelings. In this case, Lolo is a parrot that does not end up being accepted. He wants to be like other animals. But in the end you will learn a great les
Fables are stories with morals, good transmitters of values . They are fantastic tools to educate children and teach them to name emotions and feelings.
In this case, Lolo is a parrot that does not end up being accepted. He wants to be like other animals. But in the end you will learn a great lesson.
The fable of Lolo, the parrot that did not want to be a parrot
In the jungle lived all kinds of animals and lived together in peace and harmony. The most prominent was Lolo, a parrot with bright colors who was not satisfied with who he was.He wanted to be the same as the rest of the animals, and for that he copied something characteristic of them.
Like every morning, he flew through the blue skies that he painted in the jungle. From the heights, Lolo saw a giraffe stretch its long neck trying to reach the tall leaves of the trees. Lolo glided smoothly to lean subtly on one of the strong branches where the giraffe quietly tasted the green leaves.
- Giraffe, I want to be like you. I want to be so tall that I do not fear for anything or for anyone, "the parrot said cheerfully.
The giraffe looked puzzled at the little parrot.
- Are you crazy? Are you teasing me? How can you be like me if you do not have a neck as long as mine! Stop bothering me and keep flying.
Lolo took flight outraged by the response of the giraffe, and left.
Observing carefully, he saw a lion awakening from his gratifying nap, approached him cautiously and with trembling voice he said to the big cat.
- I want to be the same as you, not to be afraid of anything and to be respected with a simple roar.
The lion burst out laughing. Thinking that that small being had a lot of sense of humor.
- Of course you want to be like me. I am the king of the jungle, but to be king I do not see that you show a long mane like mine.
Lolo ignored his majesty the lion and flew off to cool off in a pond, where he was bathing a small elephant calf. The parrot landed and landed on the back of the little elephant.
- Do not be scared, I'm just like you, I'm an elephant. As fruit, just like you. And I like to refresh myself.
The little elephant thought that the parrot was cheating on him and he did not allow himself to be duped.
- You are not one of us, you are not an elephant. To see chatty ... Where do you have your big ears? Where is your long trunk? ... You do not even have long fangs like my parents, you are also very small and full of feathers. I do not know what you can be, but when you know it, you will be amazed by your beauty. I must go, my mom is calling me. Bye!
Lolo began to weaken their strength, he did not know anything about himself and his desire to know who he was was going out like a flame. Suddenly, he saw a bird appear with very striking colors, a bird of the strangest that Lolo could see in his life. Anyway, that bird seemed very interesting to him. He walked and displayed his lovely feathers, his colors merged with each other, it was as if someone had mixed their best colors and would have given color to that bird was the most elegant bird of all, he called himself Peacock.
Lolo fell in love with the variety of colors that he kept in his elegant tail. Lolo had it clear, and did not have time to think twice.
- Now I know. I'm like you. How deceived I was! You have a very colorful bill and feathers, just as I have them.
The young parrot was radiant with joy and could not believe that after so much effort and so many times wrong he found his fellow. The peacock did not stop watching the small parrot with a friendly gesture and full of tenderness.
- I've heard a lot about you, Lolo, that's what your name is, is not it?
Lolo nodded shamefully and looked down at the floor. That majestic bird gave him a lot of respect.
- Come with me Lolo, it's time you know who you are.
Lolo followed the peacock, had given him a lot of confidence and his words would answer all his questions. Who was it really? It took him to a pond where its waters were crystal clear.
- Look out and tell me ... What do you see?
Lolo obeyed. He approached the shore and saw his reflection. A parrot of happy colors, red as fire, alternating with the yellow of the sun, covering its feathers with the green of a leafy forest ending with its feathers of a sapphire blue.
- Well ...? What do you see? The peacock asked, wanting to know patiently Lolo's answer.
Disappointed and with sadness as if all his effort had vanished like smoke, answered Lolo ...
- I do not see anything, nor anyone only myself.
Lolo turned around crestfallen, and walked aimlessly, still not knowing who he really was. Suddenly the peacock put his wing on Lolo's chest forcing him to stop. Lolo looked at him in astonishment.
- You said it. You see yourself Why that sadness? What greater joy can you have in life than knowing that you are unique. Know that there may be many parrots of the same species, but not a parrot as identical as you. You have never needed to be like the rest of animals. Why do you want to be as strong as a lion if you can withstand great storms and fly in the rain? Why have a long neck like that of a giraffe if from the high heavens you can see its great and extensive plains? Life has given you wings so as not to tire of flying through your intense blue skies, to see your beautiful sunrise awakening to say good morning to the radiant sun. You shine for yourself, and never forget that you are worth much and never less than the rest.
Lolo was no longer despised, he recalled every day the words of the wise peacock. He was right, a lion never tried to be like a zebra or a zebra like a lion. Each animal had its own nature and its own way of being.
Lolo each day that passed was more him and much stronger, he was more sure of himself. It flew with much more force than before. He never bothered another animal again. And that story and those words are told today to their young and they see their dad a bird as big in spirit as the real golden eagle.