Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Crow and the Pitcher

A crow was terribly thirsty and came upon a pitcher which had once been full of water. However, when he put his beak into the pitcher, found that only a very little amount of water was left and he could not reach far enough to get it. He tried and tried and was going to give up in despair.
Then a thought came to him and he took a small pebble and dropped it into the pitcher, then he took another pebble and dropped it into the pitcher. It didn't seem if anything was happening but he continued on dropping small pebbles into that pitcher. At last he saw the water mount up near him and he was able to quench his thirst.

We are all so much like that little thirsty crow. We see something that we want and probably need and expect to be able to have an immediate gratification. However, this process takes time and little by little changes occur within us. Most of the times the changes are unseen to us and start on the inside before the outside appearance is even noticeable. Nevertheless, if we continue to make small changes, before long we will be able to quench our wants and needs.

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