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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The TORTOISE and the DUCKS Lessons Learned

Aesop Fables

The TORTOISE and the DUCKS Lessons Learned




Well, we all know na ang pagong, dala dala niya ang kanyang bahay sa kanyang likod. No matter how hard he will try, he cannot leave home. Sabi nila, Jupiter, one of the gods, sabi nila punished the tortoise kasi napakatamad daw nito, at stay-at-home lagi na hindi siya dumalo sa wedding ni Jupiter, kahit pa especially invited siya.



Anyway, after so many years, sumasama lang ang loob ni pagong ang wish he had gone sa wedding nay un. Kapag nakikita niya ang mga ibon na lumilipad-lipad, and ang mga rabbits at chipmunks and other animals ran and patalon-talon, lagi niyang pinapangarap na Makita niya rin ang mga bagay na dapat makita. Laging malungkot at discontented ang pagong. Gusto niyang makita ang mundo, pero hayun niya dala-dala ang kanyang bahay at maliliit na mga legs na halos di makayang kargahin siya.



One day, nameet niya ang dalawang pato at sinabi niya ang kanyang hinaing.



“Matutulungan ka namin na makita ang mundo,” sabi ng mga pato. “Kumagat ka lamang dito sa stick na ito, at dadalhin ka namin sa itaas kung saan makikita mo ang buong kabayanan. Pero tumahimik ka lang, kung hindi ikaw ay labis na magsisisi.”



Tuwang-tuwa ang pagong. Kumapit siya ng maigi sa patpat(stick) gamit ang kanyang mga ngipin, ang dalawang pato ay hinawakan ang bawat dulo ng patpat at lumipad sila paitaas sa mga ulap. Kitang-kita ng pagong ang ganda ng tanawin mula sa itaas at halos lumuwa ang mga mata sa nasisilayan. Biglang may dumaan na uwak, and nagulat sa pagong na nakalipad, sabay sabing,

“Ito na seguro ang hari ng mga pagong!”



Natutuwa ang pagong, at sa magkahalong galak, tuwa, saya at excitement, sumagot ng...

“ Maraming Salam…”



Nang bigla niyang buksan ang kanyang mga bunganga para sumambit ng mga kataga, napabitaw sa kanyang pagkakakagat sa stick at siya ay nahulog, kung saan tumama siya sa mga batuhan at nawalan ng hininga.


Maraming lesson ang kwento na ito. And the Thoughtskoto will be featuring all throughout our blogging life stories like this from Aesop and many others and try to share our own thoughts and what are the lessons we can learn that will help us become a little kinder, a little better.



First: Laziness is mediocrity is to evil.




Laziness, it won’t lead farther than to where we are sitting right now. There is so much to learn, there is so much to be done. I firmly believe that most of the simple and poor people in this world who become successful, are those who work hard and those who are not ashamed working with their hands.



Second: Our enemy is a green eyed monster named Jealousy




Jealousy, will always makes us feel miserable. “If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself…” says in the Desiderata. We need to accept what we are and who we are, but always remembering that we have the power to choose for the better without jealousy and envy towards others.



I love this quote from the Serenity Prayer that was cross-stitched and hanging at the wall in our house.


"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to changethe things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference"




Third: For your Eyes Only




We were told not to, but we still did it. It happened to me, and I am simply so stubborn and so hardheaded. I need to keep my mouth shut, and give silence a chance to pass, and experience the peace and tranquility of being away or not a part of the noise and evil sounds of this world. In high school we call it reflection, in college, we call it introspection, and in my life I call it solitude. One moment where we can ponder and think what has happened to our lives, what we been doing, and where we are heading.



Sometimes, I need to follow even the simplest rules, to survive. Sometimes, in order for me to experience some great success, I need to be quiet and savor the things that are wonderful to behold. That’s the problem with the tortoise, he was so overjoyed, that he overcome, and forgotten that he need not open his mouth.



Sa buhay natin, maraming bagay ang mas mabuti pang hindi sinsabi, or wala kang sinasabi than later be sorry.

There are things that as my mother used to say;

“For your eyes only.”


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