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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tuesdays Show and Tail . . .

I am joining Angela at West Virginia Treasures for her Show and Tail -
please join us and share a story about your pet, a visit to the zoo, an interesting fact about animals, or ever a picture. Enjoy!

Have you ever seen a porcupine? Here's a cute little fable.








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 other.

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 companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others.

This way they were able to survive.

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 others and can admire the other person's good qualities.



Wasn't that a great story?



If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. -Chinese Epigram

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32 comments:

Marydon said...

Perfect moral! Needs to be heeded more often ...

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, What a fabulous story and life lesson... I LOVE it --and had never heard it before. The 'preacher' in me (ha) thinks that would make a great sermon....

Hope you and your family have had a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

I love the porcupine story and have printed it out! But I think that is a hedgehog....they are so adorable, much cuter than porcupines!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love this story too.
One dark nite when I was in the woods a porkypine came out of the brush and sniffed my foot. Then he turned and walked away
love
tweedles

That corgi :) said...

that was a great story and a cute little porcupine in the pictures!! also liked the Chinese epigram, those were wise words indeed!!

hope you are doing well!

betty

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that little porcupine was adorable, I've never seen a real one. That was such a cute story and great life lesson to remember.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Sandie~ I've got a favor to ask...I would like to invite you over for a visit to see a very special post I've written. I would love it if you could take a few moments to stop by again.
Thank you,
Sara

Thisisme. said...

Oh my, you've done it again Chatty! Lovely, warm story and that little porcupine is so darn cute! (Do you like it how I speak American sometimes?! LOL!). I want one!!

Home In The Hollow said...

That story was so touching and true, Kiddo!...:)JP

Susan said...

Oh man, Sandie, that was a great post. I loved the baby porcupine. But more than that, I loved the story of the porcupines. Also loved the other Chinese quote. How true that is! Hope you have a great day today. Susan

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I used to have a little pet hedgehog named Norman. He looked just like that, only smaller ears.

Sandra said...

none of us could live with others if we had to wait for perfect since none of us are, we have to take the good with the bad, with people with pets. the photos are soooo cute. i want to hold it

Remington said...

Great story! Love the pics! I have never seen a baby one before....thank you for sharing! Great quote also....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this one Sandie! The story of my life! Safe trip home. Love ya girl! Linda

blueviolet said...

Yes, I love that message, and I certainly do love that little cutie!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Those were the most precious little pictures to illustrate the lovely moral story.

Whosyergurl said...

Sandie, I swear after a holiday weekend YOU are the only one that remembers that it is Tuesday! :-)
xo, Cheryl

Jules said...

I love that little fable! Thanks for sharing it and the pictures of that little cutie pie!!

EvaMarie Sa said...

Lovely Post...and lovely story! Cute pictures :)

Have a lovely evening!

EvaMarie

Angela said...

That's just too adorable Sandie! I've never seen one and I'm not sure if they would even be able to live in West Virginia or not. Cute fable too!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Michaele said...

That is the cutest little pocket pet ever! We had a pet hedgehog once.

Ann said...

oh my goodness that little porcupine is so cute.
I just got that story in my email the other day. It is a good one.

Mevely317 said...

What a great story!!!
I'm fascinated by that baby's little feet :)
Hugs,
Myra

Pat said...

Hey Chatty, great illustration for us to learn by. You know in this world so many people want there way or look at people different because this or that. They would probably freeze before they would let someone help them that did not meet up to there standards. I've been around people like that and all we can do is pray for them and show God's love. Thinks again for the thoughts.
Pat vinson, have a blessed day.

Annesphamily said...

This is such a beautiful story. I am so happy to know you and Angela too and all the cool participates of Tuesday's Show and Tail! Hugs Anne

JeanMac said...

So sweet - had never seen a baby porcupine before. Wise words, as usual.

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LADY JANE said...

Sandie...You are not only MaGiCaL...but so very wise...always a great storal to tell! Girlfriend you have all the right morals!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Great story and adorable pictures!

Changes in the wind said...

What a great way to look at it and love, love the babies!!

Joyce said...

OMG! Those babies are the cutest ever. Love this story. You have the best post ever today!!!!!!
Joyce

Sharon said...

That is a great story - so very true. And that has got to be one of the cutest animal babies I have ever seen!! Who thought prickly could be so precious!!

GOD BLESS!