Once upon a time, all feelings and emotions went to a costal island for a vacation. According to each of their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island.
The annoucement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.
Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as clouds darkened, Love realized it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.
Just then, Prosperity passes by with a luxurious boat. Love shouted, "Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?"
"No" replied Prosperity, "My boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you."
A little later, Vanity came by with a beautiful boat. Again Love
shouted, "Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you."
Vanity responded haughtily, "No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will be soiled with your dirty feet."
Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. "No, I cannot take you with me. I'm so sad. I want to be with myself."
When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.
Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then, somebody called out. "Come Love, I will with me." Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped onto the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a sage place.
On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, "Knowledge, do you know who generously gave me a lift when no one else wished to help?"
Knowledge smiled, "It was Time."
"And why should Time stop to pick me up and take me to safety?" Love wondered.
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, "Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness to the world.
"The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait so long? Why not make life part of your life today?