Sunday, July 27, 2008

Risking

Hi,
Just read this short story in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul":

Risking

Two seed lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.

The first see said "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring ... I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!"

And so she grew.

The second seed said "I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below. I dont know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts... what if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No it is much better for me to wait until it is safe."

And so she waited.

A yard hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.

Moral of the Story:
Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life.

:) Lets take 1moment at a time, decide what is the right thing to do at that moment & do it.

Chalo Bye. TC.


P.S: Yesterday saw the movie 'The Freedom Writers'. Good one, A must watch. Watch it.

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