The Giving Tree: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice (Wisdom Waves)
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Discover the enduring bond of a boy and his tree. 🌳💖 🌳 Dive into the enchanting story of 'The Giving Tree', a touching narrative that beautifully illustrates the selfless love and sacrifices of those who care for us. In this video, we explore the journey of a little boy and a generous mango tree, unfolding a powerful message about love, growing up, and the beauty of giving. 👦 As the boy grows from a carefree child to a burdened adult, his relationship with the tree evolves, reflecting the profound connections we share with our loved ones, particularly our parents. Through the tree's endless generosity and the boy's changing needs, this tale poignantly captures the essence of parental love and the inevitable passage of time. 🌟 Whether you're a parent, a child, or anyone cherishing deep relationships, this story will touch your heart and remind you of the unconditional love that shapes our lives. Perfect for family viewing, educators, or anyone who appreciates heartwarming stories. 🎬 


Once upon a time, there lived a big mango tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it every day. He climbed to the treetop, ate the mangoes, and took a nap under the shadow. He loved the tree, and the tree loved to play with him.

Time went by. The little boy grew, and he no longer played around the tree. One day, the boy came back to the tree with a sad look on his face.

"Come and play with me," the tree asked the boy.

"I am no longer a kid. I don't play around trees anymore," the boy replied. "I want toys. I need money to buy them."

"Sorry, I don't have money, but you can pick all my mangoes and sell them, so you will have money."

The boy was so excited. He picked all the mangoes on the tree and left happily. The boy didn't come back. The tree was sad.

One day, the boy, grown into a man, returned. The tree was so excited.

"Come and play with me," the tree said.

"I don't have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?"

"Sorry, I don't have a house, but you can chop off my branches to build your house."

So the man cut all the branches off the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy, but the boy didn't come back afterward. The tree was again lonely and sad.

One hot summer day, the man returned, and the tree was delighted.

"Come and play with me," the tree said.

"I am sad and getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?"

"Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy."

So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and didn't come back for a long time. Finally, the man returned after he had been gone for so many years.

"Sorry, my boy, but I don't have anything for you anymore. No more mangoes to give you," the tree said.

"I don't have teeth to bite," the man replied.

"No more trunk for you to climb on."

"I am too old for that now," the man said.

"I really can't give you anything. The only thing left is my dying roots," the tree said with sadness.

"I don't need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years," the man replied.

"Good, old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come sit down with me and rest."

The boy sat down, and the tree was glad and smiled.

**Moral of the story:**

The tree in the story represents our parents. When we are young, we love to play with them. When we grow up, we leave them and only come back when we need help. Parents sacrifice their lives for us. Never forget their sacrifices. Give them love and care before it's too late.


Once upon a time= /ʌns əpɒn ə taɪm/ This phrase is used at the beginning of many stories. It means "a long time ago."

Mango tree= /mæŋɡəʊ tri:/ A tropical tree that produces mango fruit.

Treetop= /tri:tɒp/ The highest part of the tree.

Shadow= /ʃædəʊ/ The dark area made by something blocking the light.

Pick= /pɪk/ To take (a fruit) from a tree.

Chop off= /ʧɒp ɒf/ To cut something with a sharp tool (an axe, for example).

Shelter= /ʃeltəʳ/ A refuge, a place to live or stay protected.

Branches= /bræntʃɪz/ Wooden parts of the tree that grow out from the trunk.

Trunk= /trʌŋk/ The main part of the tree, connected to the ground, from where the branches grow.

Roots= /ru:ts/ The parts of the tree under the ground.

Lean on= /li:n ɒn/ To rest against something for support.

Moral= /mɒrəl/ The lesson of the story.

Represents= /reprɪzents/ To symbolize or stand for something.

Sacrifice= /sækrɪfaɪs/ To give up something important for a good reason, to make something hard for love.