April 3, 2020

C - Contented Fisherman

This April for the #A-Z 2020 Challenge, I have taken short stories from books of Fr Anthony De Mello – “the song of the bird” and the “prayer of the frog” .  I enjoyed  reading his book and I would like to share these stories and hopefully believe that these stories will inspire you too.  

The industrialist was horrified to find the fisherman lying beside his boat, smokng a pipe.
Industrialist:  “Why aren’t you out for fishing?”
Fisherman:     “Because I have caught enough fish for the day”
Industrialist:  “Why don’t you catch some more?”
Fisherman:     “What would do I do with it”?
Industrialist: “Earn more money, Then you could have a Motor fixed to your boat and go into deeper waters and catch more fish. That would bring you money to buy nylon nets, so more fish, more money. Soon you would have enough to buy two boats… even a fleet of boats.. Then you could be rich like me”
 Fisherman: “What would I do then”?
“Industrialist:  Then you could really enjoy life”.

Fisherman: “What do you think I am doing now?”

Thank you for reading this post:) would love to hear from you, until then, 

Be Blessed & Be Happy !


  1. This is such an interesting and thought provoking story. There is this message which is doing the rounds on WhatsApp that the Corona times have taught us that it is not the cost of living that is high, it is the standard of living.

    1. Thank you shilpa - i am glad to know that you found this post interesting and thought provoking. This pandemic has given us a lot of lessons to learn, and yes one of them is as you said you said it is the standard of living..that is high.

  2. We are learning what it is that we enjoy about life ... and that all the material things matter not a jot! Lovely post thanks Genevive xx

    1. Thanks Susan and yes we are learning to be content with what we have, this lock down has kept us bonded as family, and learn to focus on the essentials of life:)

  3. That's a good story! Returning your visits to Sue's Trifles.

    1. Thank You Susan:) appreciate you for returning my visits, hope you at home and safe.


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