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Monday, October 8, 2012

A Cute Short Story on Beauty


Yesterday Sonam called me to narrate a cute story that grandma told her about little Jimmy, which I have slightly exaggerated the details of the story below.  Ha!  The story came on a day that I was feeling far from beautiful; I had been analyzing a new wrinkle, cringing at some white hair sprouting from my head and pouting about how someone referred to me as being fat (If you are not stick thin or if you have any curves on your body, its seems as though the Bhutanese culture would label you as “fat” and some Bhutanese people are not shy to inform you).  So I appreciated the story about little Jimmy because it shows that it doesn’t matter what you look like since beauty is really in the eye of the beholder.  Here’s the story:

A wise monk came over little Jimmy’s house and the first thing Jimmy did was pose a tough question to the monk.  With a twinkle in Jimmy’s eyes, he looked up at the tall, bald monk draped in maroon and asked, “Who is the most beautiful person in Bhutan?  No, wait, who is the most beautiful person in the world?” 

The monk thought that this was some kind of quiz question to embark on his profound knowledge from his many years of Buddhist studies.  So the monk quietly sat for a while searching his brain for the most thoughtful, intelligent response.  Meanwhile Jimmy took a seat in front of him, patiently waiting and studying the monk’s contemplating face.  Finally, the monk brought his attention upon Jimmy and sat up tall to give his best answer, “A child is the most beautiful person in the world because every mother thinks her child is the most beautiful.”  Then with dotting eyes, the monk softly smiled at Jimmy thinking that Jimmy would be very pleased to know that he was one of the most beautiful people in the world simply because he was a child.

However, Jimmy looked him straight in the eyes and sternly stated, “No! You’re wrong!” 

The monk’s eyebrows instantly lowered into squirming worms and his dreamy expression was now shattered into confusion.  The monk looked at grandma for an answer, but grandma shrugged her shoulders in bewilderment.  Now the monk was half embarrassed, but half intrigued by being told that he was wrong from a little eight-year old.  At last, he gasped, “Oh, then who is?” 

Jimmy grinned, stood to his feet and proudly claimed, “Miss Sabrina is the most beautiful person in the world.” 

Little Jimmy
Now the monk was even more perplexed scratching his head wondering who could this person be and why hadn’t he ever heard of her.  He assumed that this person must be very famous in order to be the most beautiful person in the world.  He thought maybe she was a famous actress or super model, so he said, “Sabrina! I’ve never heard of her before.  Who’s that?” 

Then Jimmy gave him a funny look like how could he not know who Miss Sabrina was and responded with a hint of boastfulness in his voice, “I know her!  She’s a teacher in Chumey and she is the most beautiful person in the world, don’t you know?”  (LOL)

Dear little Jimmy,

Although the monk has some truth to his response, I want to say thank you for making my day and seeing what I can’t always see within myself.  I love you!

Sincerely,

Miss Sabrina

P.S.  I think that you are beautiful too.

10 comments:

  1. Nice one, Sabrina. Yes, you are beautiful and Jimmy made a fitting observation! :D Keep writing. Hope you are doing fine. By the way, you haven't still removed the word verification! :(

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    1. Thanks Langa! You are beautiful too unlike a robot LOL. So how do I make it like your blog without the word verification, but with the comment approval.

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    2. Thank you, Sabrina. It's very easy. When you have signed into your blog, you see "Design" on the top right hand corner. Click on it. Once you have done it, there are different headings aligned on the left like pages, templates, overview, etc. Click "setting" from there and go to posts and comments. When you click on it, they give you the option of having comment approval and the word verification. Just go there, set it the way you want and you are done! Take care.

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    3. ok thanks! I'll look at soon:-)

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  2. He he he..that was a detailed exaggeration! But yeah, you are beautiful.
    Good going Sabrina:) By and by, a group of Teacher colleagues are planning to embark pilgrimage to Gantey including myself. (Lemme find out how truthful is Gantey as you always claimed it in most of your blog post...lol). Wishes.

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    1. Thank you, you are not so bad looking yourself lol. I heard about the Gangtey trip and you are going to love it. It's so beautiful.

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  3. Funny and cute post!What makes you more beautiful is heart and soul.You are good to go!You got it ! Jimmy is right
    love mom.





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    1. Awe the monk was right: every mother thinks that their child is the most beautiful lol. xoxo

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  4. I knew it was going to be you lol! And how did I know that because I know you!Thats so funny he loves you and so cute whats not to love and every mother does think her child is beautiful! I do. Love you!

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    1. Haha you do know me well. I actually really liked the monks answer-every mother thinks their child is beautiful. However, he forgot to say that especially grandmothers think their grandchildren are the most most most most beautiful. Do you know where I'm going with this? haha Come on you know me?

      Love you Tia aka Grandma Angie

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