Here are a collection of my favorite stories that embody compassion, kindness and wisdom. When my Mom Bavani would read a story with a special moral or touching point she would get choked up to a point where she could not continue reading. The love and emotion and heart-felt caring would seemingly clog up her throat so she could not read them. It was a sight to behold her genuine love and caring so overwhelmed her that she could not talk. We called it Bhav-throat.