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Coffee, Carrots and Eggs

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one would pop up. Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire, and soon the pots came to boil. In the first pot she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the …Continue reading »

Cracked Pots & Crack Pots

An elderly woman had two large pots , each hung on the ends of a pole , which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water , at the end of the long walk from the stream to the house , the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily , with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course , the perfect pot was proud of …Continue reading »

A Pile of Old Rot

One day a famous government officer met a highly respected edlerly master. Being conceited, he wanted to prove that he was the superior person. As their conversation drew on, he asked the master, “Old monk, do you know what I think of you and the things you said?” The master replied, “I don’t mind what you think of me. You are entitled to have your own opinion.” The officer snorted, “Well, I will tell you what I think anyway. In my eyes, you are just like a pile of old rot!” The master simply smiled and stayed quiet. Seeing that …Continue reading »

Can You Help Us Find Will Smith?

Join Us For a Little Fun and our Hunt for a True Treasure We invite you to take a break and enjoy Dr David Hamilton sharing a Bedtime Story and chatting with The Delight Makers about his childhood. During his chat with us he shares his dream to be told a story by actor Will Smith. If you can help us to make his dream come true and help find Will we would love to hear from you. You can use the contact form below or email us at [email protected] David Hamilton David was fascinated by the placebo effect, how …Continue reading »

Dan Millman : Delight Maker

Dan Millman – Three Short Stories We were very fortunate to be able to capture a window of time with the Delightful Dan during his book tour for the Four Purposes of Life, whilst in London. Dan recorded stories for younger children and perhaps also for those of us pretending to be grown up. “I told three stories, ‘A Little Mischief’, ‘Putting the World Together’ and ‘A Successful Failure’. These stories brought different qualities to my life — humour, wisdom and inspiration, and encouragement, in that order. I collect stories. Not sure when I first heard or wrote down the …Continue reading »