Salt and Donkeys. . .

A salt seller used to carry the salt bag on his donkey to the market every day. On the way they had to cross a stream. One day the donkey suddenly tumbled down the stream and the salt bag also fell into the water. The salt dissolved in the water and hence the bag became very light to carry. The donkey was happy.

Then the donkey started to play the same trick every day. The salt seller came to understand the trick and decided to teach a lesson to it. The next day he loaded a cotton bag on the donkey. Again it played the same trick hoping that the cotton bag would be still become lighter. But the dampened cotton became very heavy to carry and the donkey suffered. It learnt a lesson. It didn’t play the trick anymore after that day.

Moral of the story: Luck won’t favor always. Just because we had a moment in life where something worked in our favor does not make it a truth. Each moment will have its days of good and bad. We are fortunate enough to have reason beyond the donkey and understand that our true grace, strength and abilities lies not in the easy moments but the lessons learned and insights gained form our difficult moments.

Peace and Love, Jim

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