Balloon Man – Story that will inspire you

There was a man who made his living selling balloons at a beach. He was center of attraction for the small kids, who were coming to beach along with their families.

The balloon seller used to sell balloons of many different colors, including red, yellow, blue, orange, pink, violet and green. He knew how well the different colors attract the children.

Whenever the business used to get slow, he had a wonderful strategy to boost his sales. What the balloon seller used to do is to release a helium-filled balloon into the air. When the children saw the colorful balloon go up, they all wanted one.

They would come up to him with parents, buy a balloon and his sales would go up.

One day, when his balloon sales were low, and he used the same strategy. As expected, the balloon man felt someone tugging at his jacket. He turned around and found a little boy smiling towards him adopted the same strategy.

The balloon seller asked him, “Which color balloon do you want?” The innocent little boy looked towards helium-filled balloon into the air and asked with a curiosity , “If you release a black balloon, will that also fly?” 

Moved by the cute little boy’s concern, the balloon man replied gently, “My dear son, it is not the color of the balloon, it is what’s inside that makes it go up.”

It’s what’s inside that counts. Your inner beliefs, core values and principles, character and attitude which defines how successful you will be in life.

It’s inner beauty that counts not the outer one. The caste, skin color or religion does not matter in success.

Romil Rambhad

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