A farmer insulted his neighbor. Realizing his mistake, he went to the preacher to ask for forgiveness.


The preacher told him to take a bag of feathers and drop them in the center of town. The farmer did as he was told.

Then the preacher asked him to go and collect the feathers and put them back in the bag. The farmer tried but couldn’t as the feathers had all blown away.

When he returned with the empty bag, the preacher said:

“The same thing is true about your words. You dropped them rather easily but you cannot retrieve them, so be very careful in choosing your words.”







8 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    how true that the damage of unkind words and thoughtlessness can never be undone!

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  2. So true and yes our words can spell danger or can spell sweetness but once said it can never be taken back so one has to be sure what one is saying before uttering these so called words that hurt. Lovely and apt story that one can never gather feathers and we cannot take back our words. Thanks so much dear Amira for this awesome post.


    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it dear Kamal! I love stories that have a lesson to help us live more harmonious lives. 🙂


      1. Yes absolutely true same here Amira.

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  3. elquanah says:

    Makes one understand the phrase “silence is golden” Great post thank you!!!


    1. Thank you so much! Indeed, the power of silence! That time that allows our minds to process what the mouth is about to say 🙂

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  4. Beautiful story shared !! Be careful what you say because you never know how much the damage can be done with your words


    1. So true! if we don’t have something positive and constructive to say, sometimes is just best to not say anything…. Thank you so much for your contribution and reflection. 🙂

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