Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursdays Thoughts

Fable of the porcupine:


It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of 
the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. 
This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one 
wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each 


After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the 
other and they began to die, alone and frozen.


So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of 
their companions or disappear from the Earth.


Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. This way 
they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close 
relationship with their companions, but the most important part of it was the 
heat that came from the others.  This way they were able to 


Moral of the story:


The best relationship is not the one that brings together 
perfect  people, but the best is when each individual learns to live with 
the imperfections of another and can admire the other person's good 


spinninglovelydays said...

I love that moral. Too often we wouldn't even tolerate small annoyances, as though there's nothing to be tolerated about US at all.
Thank you for sharing that. :)
Spinning Lovely Days

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