Once a farmer lost his gold watch in his big barn. As it was not only expensive but it also had sentimental value, he spent a lot of time searching among the hay. But he gave up and asked some children playing near the barn to help him find his watch and promised a reward.
The children got inside the barn and started searching everywhere. They went through and around the entire stack of hay but no luck. They could not find the watch.
The farmer was about to give up searching for the watch, when a little boy asked to be given another chance. The farmer gave the boy permission and the boy went back to the barn.
After 20 minutes, the little boy came out holding the watch in his hand! The farmer was surprised, and asked the boy how he found the watch when the rest of them had failed. The boy said, “All I did was to sit quietly on the ground and listen. After a while, in the silence, I heard the ticking of your watch, so I just looked for it in that direction.”