The Story of Two Seeds
Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.
The first seed said, “My dream is to grow. I wish to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me and trust 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 now she grew
The second seed said, “I do not know what I want. I’m afraid if I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t 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 what if I was to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until lits is safe.”
And so she waited.
A hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.
The Moral of the Story
Those of us who have goals and dreams will grow and prosper
Those of us who refuse to risk and grow will get swalloed up by life.