Be grateful for the safety|سپاسگزار امنیت باشید

“137th story”




Once upon a time,

A rich man traveled on a ship with his butler. As soon as the cruise set sail, the butler started panicking. The butler cried and groaned out of fear. His nonstop grunt was bothering everyone, and the rich man didn’t know what to do about it.


One of the passengers came closer to the rich man and whispered: “If you give me permission, I know how to make your butler quiet.”


The rich man who was very annoyed by his butler said: “God bless you. Please make him silent.”

The passenger walked the butler to the deck and pushed him into the sea.

The butler went under the water and tried to float and started screaming for help.


The passenger threw a rope at the butler and pulled him up into the ship.


The butler went on a corner and stayed noiseless.

The rich man asked the passenger: “What good was in what you did to my butler?”

The passenger said: “Your butler didn’t appreciate that he was safe on the ship.


When I throw him into the water, he was about to drown. Now he is grateful to be safe and will stay soundless.”

This story was also related to these days. We don’t appreciate our safety, by being at home. Yes, it is tough, but it sure is better than getting the virus, and we should be grateful.


We are thankful for all the hard work of hospital crews and many more who are helping us. So to help them a little, we just need to stay at home and not to spread the virus.

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  1. Another well told story with a clear message. We thank you. 🙂

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  2. I love this story! I agree that we need to be grateful for the safety of our own homes and stay there. ❤️

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  3. Very timely story. Enjoyed reading it.

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  4. Beautiful story and conclusion. Yes, safety is the top priority nowadays.

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  5. Yes I totally agree with you
    We have to be thankful for everything that we have now.

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  6. thanks
    but even
    not enough
    as i age
    not so much
    and a hare named darius!

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  7. This is such a nice story that helps understand the importance of staying patiently at home till the dark clouds of the virus sail away.

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  8. Yesterday a neighbour was groaning about being forced to stay at home for weeks now. I reminded her that she has a nice and comfortable home, warm and cold water whenever she needs it, and enough to eat and to drink. There are a lot of people in this world that don’t have all these fine things!
    Have a happy Easter Holiday, dear Laleh – and stay save!

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  9. A very good point 👌 given the current scenario! We must never stop counting our blessings, no matter what the situation is. Great piece, Laleh.

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  10. Well stated and beautifully shared, Laleh! 🙏

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  11. What a meaningful story 🙂

    Stay safe there! I believe we can get through it 🙂

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  12. It could be the butler was too traumatise by his ordeal, or terrified of the ‘helper’, and lived in morbid fear from then on. Is that a choice, I wonder?

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  13. Beautiful story and relevant for the times.

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  14. Spot on, Laleh! Stay safe and well ❤

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  15. 🙂 Easter blessings, Laleh!

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  16. The attitude of gratitude! We are realizing that today. We used to take our liberty of roaming around freely, for granted. Today in this lockdown era, we realize the value of a small stroll, the value of sharing a meal with friends and laughing with loved ones in a gathering.

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  17. I think we are lucky to have a home to stay in and a comfortable one at that. Good story Laleh. Stay safe and stay strong. Happy Easter!🌷

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  18. We are on different ships, sadly. Mine doesn’t leak and has a good captain; never has my privilege been made clearer than now, here in Norway. I lack nothing, not food, money, technology, or health. My local hospital has available beds. I stay at home to make sure we all have available beds.

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  19. Another great story especially relevant for today’s confusing times. I hope you and your family are all well and safe. 🙂

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  20. Very true, Laleh. May you stay safe and well. ❤

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  21. very wise advice, much easier than those who go to war … better safe than sorry!

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  22. Great story, and so relevant. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Excellent story and so applicable to today. Thank you, Laleh. Stay home and stay safe. That’s what I’m doing, too.

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  24. Lakehurst: Thank you for giving me a good reason here to appreciate my quiet time now.b now. Stay well. USFMAN

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