George Washington Story that will change your life!
George Washington was the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. When the American colonies fought for their freedom, George Washington led the soldiers against the British. When the brand-new country needed a leader, Washington served as its first president.
Here is a small incident that took place when George was a little boy. When Washington was six years old he received a hatchet as a gift from his father. He got very excited about receiving the gift. He started to swing it in the air. He wanted to see the shine of the sun on it.
His father told him, “Be careful, George. Beware of this hatchet!! This hatchet which I have given to you has to be used carefully. It can be very dangerous if you do not take care”
Father went to the office. George tested his hatchet on thin weeds at the edge of the cornfield. He was astonished, “This hatchet is so sharp. Wow!! Let me try it on thicker weeds.” “Boom!!”, he slashed it on thicker weeds and they were cut to pieces.
He forgot the advise which dad had given to him, “Be careful George, when you use your hatchet.”
He became so excited now, he went to an area, where his father tended his fruit trees. Dad took great care of the sweet apples, peaches, and other fruits. He watched them grow. He kept their branches trimmed. He loved these fruits, proudly ate them with their family after dinner.
“Whack !!” A sound echoed as George innocently slashed the cherry tree to the ground in his excitement. George very quickly remembered that this cherry tree was loved by his father most !!
George realized that his father would be angry and will become furious when he saw this. Dad came to the garden in the evening after coming from the office. Dad was shocked when he saw the cherry tree lying on the ground. “Who did this? How did this cherry tree fall on the ground?”, he yelled loudly.
George had tears in his eyes. “I did it, Dad. I forgot the advice you had given me to use this hatchet carefully. I cannot tell a lie, I cut this cherry tree.”
George was waiting for the punishment dad was going to give him. But dad said, “I am glad that although you made a mistake, you spoke the truth. I am proud of you.”
The moral of this incident from George’s life is that, we should be brave and always speak truth.