发布时间：2020-04-22源自：336加盟网 作者：336加盟网阅读( )
A hardworking shopkeeper drove his donkey to the market to buy salt. On their way home, they had to cross a stream. The donkey was very tired, and he slipped on a rock and fell into the water.
To the donkey’s surprise, his load was now much lighter. The water had washed away almost all of the salt. The shopkeeper took the donkey back to the market and bought even more salt than before. This time when they reached the stream, the donkey fell into the water on purpose.
The shopkeeper saw through the donkey’s trick. He returned to the market and bought sponges instead of salt.
When they reached the stream, the donkey used his trick again and fell into the water. But this time the trick was on him. The sponges became heavy with water and the weight of his load greatly increased.
“I hope you’ve learned your lesson,” the shopkeeper said to the donkey. “If you use a trick to avoid work, you will just end up with more work in the end.”
There once was a proud heron. She thought she was the wisest and most beautiful heron in the world.
One morning, she stood a stream and looked into the water. She want to have a big, fat fish for breakfast. “There are a lot of fish here,” she said, “but they’re too small for me. I deserve only the biggest and the best!”
Just then, a bigger fish swam near the shore, but the heron still wasn’t interested. “I wouldn′t bother to open my mouth for such a small fish!” she said.
Then heron was that a big, fat fish would come soon. She waited beside the stream, but only small fish appeared.
As she waited, the sun rose into the sky. The water became warm and all the small fish swam away. The heron was hungry, but she could only find a tiny snail.
“I had so many choices before,” said the heron, “but I was too proud and hard to please. Now I have nothing to eat at all.”
There once was a fisherman who lived in a little house by the ocean. He fished every day to feed his family. One day, he caught nothing except one small fish. "This isn't much," thought the fisherman, "but it's better than nothing."
The little fish hopped around in the net and cried out to the fisherman. "Please return me to the water!" he said. "I'm too small to be a good dinner. Someday, I'll be big and fat. You could catch me then and feed your family for a week!"
The fisherman listened as the fish spoke. He knew his family would love a big, fat fish.
But he also knew that the ocean was very big. If he threw the fish back, he would never find it again.
"Little fish," he said, "I would be a fool to put you back. You'll only be a small meal for my family, but at least they will have food. I cannot feed them with silly dreams!"
Appreciate the small things that you have. Don't give them up to chase impossible things.