If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. -Morris West
Does that mean when you're in the stormy parts of life, if you stay there and think only about the storm - that you'll miss the joy that's around you?
Here's a story I read on a Blog and it is full of oxymoron's for me - any clarity or wisdom out there?
"There once was a little bird in the north land that enjoyed the warmth of the summer sun. He chirped and ate eagerly as winter was approaching as he prepared for his migration flight south. Pretty soon, the weather turned, got colder, and eventually it started to snow.
The field the little bird was standing in had a cow and a cat in it when the cow asked why he did not fly south for winter. The little bird said he thought it was so nice where he was and decided to stay, not making the long flight to stay in the warmer weather.
The snow continued to fall getting deeper and deeper as the little bird was frozen, near death, and could not even give a faint chirp.
The cow, seeing the little frozen bird, walks over and takes a huge crap on the tiny bird covering him completely. The little frozen bird found after a few minutes that he was feeling warm again so started chirping loudly, excited that he had survived the cold.
The cat hearing the chirping sound approached and asked the little bird if he needed help getting out of the crap he was in. The bird chirps yes, thanks so much for the help. The cat proceeds to dig the bird out of the crap pile and promptly eats the little bird.
Moral of the story:
Just because someone craps on you does not mean they are your enemy. Just because someone offers to help you out of the crap does not mean they are your friend. And if you find yourself standing in a pile of crap, it might be best sometimes if you just keep your mouth shut."
I feel sad, it's like you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. So what should the bird have done?
Fly south I guess.....