Friday, February 16, 2007

Stop Taking Things for Granted

Once upon a time, there was a non-conforming sparrow who decided not to fly south for the winter. However, when the weather turned very cold he reluctantly started to fly southwards. In a short time ice began to form on his wings and he fell to earth in a farmyard, almost frozen to death. A cow passed by and crapped on the little sparrow. The sparrow thought it was the end. But the manure warmed him and defrosted his wings. Warm and happy, able to breath, he started to sing. Just then a large cat came by and hearing the chirping, found out where it was coming from, clawed away the manure, found the chirping bird and promptly ate him.

The moral of the story is:

  1. Everyone who shits on you is not necessarily your enemy
  2. Everyone who gets you out of the shits is not necessarily your friend
  3. And if you're warm and happy in a pile of shit, keep your mouth shut.
Photo by robad0b taken from this source


Anonymous said...

Nice moral....beautifully said story....