Monday, August 22, 2011

TOUCHING: THE FABLE OF THE PORCUPINE


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 to keep warm. This way they covered and Protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.


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. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close Relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

I recieved this email from a friend and was so touched I had to share it,
enjoy and have a great week!

Karen

10 comments:

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Great story!
Except...think that's a hedgehog in the photo! No way a porcupine could be held like that!!
♥'s
Sherry

Lilybets said...

This is a very nice post,I like it very much,thank you to share with us..you are right...friendship is not perfect,but a balance of thinks,no one is perfect,but a real friend will love him as he is !

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love it! So true:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Edward said...

AWESOME!! Very timely, I needed to hear that. So true!! Thanks for sharing even if it is a hedge hog, Gisele said.

Ido said...

How inspiring, love the story! also love that little one, is sooo cute!
XXX Ido

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

thanks friends! glad you enjoyed. think it really is a baby porcupine- will check it out,

thanks...
Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

I absolutely agree...and I love, love, love the picture!!

XO,
Jane

Angela said...

I received the same e-mail but mine had an extra line...
The moral of the story is:
Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life...
I thought that was so funny.
Hugs,
Angela.

AshTreeCottage said...

A charming fable and the most adorable pic!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

oldgreymare said...

What a sweet story. I have never seen a baby porcupine before.
xx
z