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Honest Flower|گل راستی


 

The greatest moments of my childhood was all the beautiful fairy tales that my mother told us as we fell asleep. All the stories that I share in my blog are those memorable tales with important morals.

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Once upon a time there was a young prince who wanted to get married. He knew that every girl would marry him for his name and power, but he wanted to find true love. He invited all the young girls in his kingdom whether they were poor or rich, famous or unknown.

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One of the young girls invited was the daughter of the palace’s gardener. She saw the prince every day from a distance and loved him secretly like all the other girls in his kingdom.

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At the day of the prince’s party, he handed one seed to each girl and announced that he would wed the girl that could develop the most beautiful and healthy flower from the seed.

Like all the other girls, the palace gardener’s daughter planted the seed in a pot and took great care of it, waiting for it to grow. Weeks passed and the girl did not even see a sprout. She tried so hard and used different methods of nourishing plants taught by her father, yet there were still no signs of any growth.

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The girls of the kingdom had 3 months to grow their seed and bring their pots to the most important party, which was for the prince to choose his future bride.

All of the girls gathered with beautiful colorful pots full of flowers except the gardener’s daughter whose pot was just full of soil. She walked to the line with shame and disappointment.

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The prince greeted all the girls and saw their flowers carefully, and then announced, “My future wife will be the girl with the honest flower.”

All the girls got excited and looked at each other’s pots, hoping that the prince was talking about their flowers.

The prince pointed at the gardener’s daughter with the pot full of soil. He said, “I choose her. She is the most honest girl in my kingdom. The seed that I handed to each one of you was infertile and none of you could’ve possibly grown anything out it. You all lied just to be my wife.”

 

And so the prince happily married the honest girl.

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62 comments

  1. I really enjoyed this story, amazing job ❤️

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  2. Beautiful story. Keep up writing. Can’t wait to see your next blog.

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  3. Interesting 👌🏻👌🏻

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  4. love your stories 💕🌸🌸💕🌸🌸💕

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  5. I like this new (to me) fairy tale about the honest young woman, gardener’s daughter. Thank you for sharing this lesson. Smiles, Robin 🐦 🏵

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  6. O my gosh, I am no spring chicken, yet that tale had me filling up to overflowing, and I have come across that scenario in real life, so sad some humans are! If only all life was a fairy tale, always ending happily ever after 🙂

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  7. What a beautiful blog. Glad to discover you.

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  8. A lovely post.
    Thanks for the visit and Welcome.

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  9. Yet another brilliant tale Laleh. 😉 x

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  10. Reblogged this on Have We Had Help? and commented:
    Here’s another wonderful tale from Laleh. 😉

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  11. Hey Laleh,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tale of ‘natural selection’ highlighting the poignancy of ‘honesty and truth’ in all endeavours and undertakings, evermore so in matters of the heart 🙂

    It is with a wry smile that I now look back on my life and wistfully wish my mother had shared this fairy tale with me when I was younger. Mad fool that I was inflamed by youth and leaping the high walls of the garden of unholy desire and plucking myself a flowering weed instead of a perennial rose.

    You have a beautiful name Laleh, one most fitting for the teller of fragrant tales. A name of Persian and/or Turkish origin, Laleh means Tulip, which carries its own delightful symbolism centred on elegance and grace, and defined by the colour of the flower 🙂 In the exquisite language of Love, Romance and Tragedy a Turkish legend may be responsible for the red tulip’s symbolism. The story tells of a prince named Farhad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When Farhad learned that Shirin had been killed, he was so overcome with absolute grief that he killed himself – riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It’s said that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning “perfect love.” Aww 🙂

    Thank you for visiting Gallybloggers and following our humble blog. Every person visiting is a friend to the Homeless who write on the site: every flower a symbolic rose putting smiles on faces and sunshine back in hearts. Your Tulip is a treasure, thank you.

    Hoping all s well in all ways. Take care of one and all in your life.

    God Bless. Namaste 🙂

    DN

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    • Thank you dear Dewin. Your beautiful writing and explanation about my name was over whelming. God bless😊

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      • Indeed it is my pleasure…your fairy tale was a delight and your name intrigued me to share 🙂 I imagine your epithet was chosen with great care, a name that has perhaps guided you quietly all of your life? I am a great believer in the power and quality of a name and often ask myself if the name becomes us or we become the name? Certainly in days gone by a name possessed the spirit of the person to whom it was entrusted: knowing someone’s name therefore gave one power over another. I have no such power, you are safe (lol), I just admired your name 🙂

        Have a wonderful weekend. Take care.

        God Bless. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • I love the way you look at the world. Beautiful and inspiring.😊

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      • 🙂 Thank you. I was inspired having visited here where I found another who loves Fairy Tales and storytelling traditions. Life really is a Fairy Tales we write ourselves internally. Some wish for a handsome Prince or beautiful Princess at stories end, others perhaps a golden throne or a Kingdom and untold riches. Me I want a never-ending series of destinations through a never-ending set of doors all marked ‘The Journey Starts Here.’ And I want to experience the happiness of that journey with a special friendships and good companionships en route until perhaps one day finally coming to a standstill exhausted but gloriously happy to be laid to rest on the surface of the Sun 🙂 And you Laleh, what is you Fairy Tale and how does it end?

        I love the rosy cheeks on the smiles you leave 🙂 How do you do that?

        God Bless. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • I guess world peace, no war, freedom for all, health and love is my most priorities.
        This smiley 😊 face is my favourite too lol

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      • Well those are indeed perfectly inspired visions and I most certainly hope the Fairy Tale that has those worthy thoughts featured at journeys end will be one the World writes together: indeed, perhaps you have just written the very first line of a story that could be passed around the world from one country to another to be flavoured and spiced until arriving back with you to pen the last line? Now there’s an idea for a global story 🙂

        And what of you personally Laleh the Tulip, what is your personal Fairy Tale…the one fate writes for you?

        I imagine you are a smiley type person, one who chuckles, which perhaps explains the red cheeks 🙂

        God Bless. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Lol
        True
        I love to laugh and I laugh so loud. Lucky me, my husband is so funny.
        He is truly the kindest sweetheart and my fairytale.😊☺️

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      • Aww 🙂 That is an adorable sentiment and the perfect answer. I trust your sweet fairy-tale never ends 🙂 You know I have often thought that of the three greatest virtues, Faith, Hope, and Love, that Love wears the golden Crown and is supported by Faith and Hope. Perhaps my thoughts are moulded by the wonder of fairy-tales, but I adore the sweetness and sentimentality of happy endings.

        I hope you keep crafting your gentle stories infused with your Tulip and the sweetness of a loving heart.

        Laughter is a blessed gift. Those who own it share it readily without ever even knowing it. Happiness is infectious.

        Thank you for sharing your company for a while on my road…a vision of a field of Tulips helped cut strings still keeping me attached to the week. I am now free metaphorically. Thank you 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend in the wonderland of your blessed fairy-tale 🙂

        Take care of one and all.

        God Bless. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Thanks Dewin. You dear have a beautiful weekend as well.🙂

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      • Thank you. Namaste Laleh the Tulip.

        God Bless. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Impressive! lol Thank you! 😀

        Brightest blessings. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Thank you for reading 🙂

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      • Always my pleasure Laleh, thank you 🙂 I also followed your Blog having enjoyed the flavour of your stories and your kind company. I shall look forward to reading far more from afar as and when your quill next quivers and flurries flourishing a line or two 🙂

        Until then, thank you once again for sharing your sunshine with me, for your elegance and grace: the true qualities of a rare red and radiant Tulip 🙂

        Take care of one and all. God Bless. Namaste 🙂

        DN

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      • Thanks dear Dewin for following. God bless you 🙂🙏

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  12. Reblogged this on yarn and pencil and commented:
    Laleh Chini retells beautiful stories that were told to her by her mother when she was a child. I really enjoy reading the stories and thought I would introduce you to them…

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  13. Beautiful!
    Now I will share a story with you.

    Having read your most recent posts, and seeing that I am somewhat new to following your wonderful stories…. I chose to randomly seek out one of your prior stories to read.

    As I scrolled down your blog of posts, I stopped…..on this one!
    And it was the PERFECT post for me to read…..

    I now know where your stories come from and what your inspiration is.
    You are a grand reflection of your mother.
    You are very blessed.
    Thank you for sharing with us….. and what a wonderful way to fall asleep.
    Octopus Hugz to you!

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  14. Wise and beautiful.

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  15. Reblogged this on theclubhouseblog and commented:
    Honesty seems of little value in these times but I cherish it and hold it dearest

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  16. Wonderfull tale from the great truth that moves our lifes as is love…

    Morning Has Broken-Cat Stevens from Scott Wright on Vimeo.

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