Spring Behaving

“Ouch!” Ant heard someone scream from behind a rock he was standing beside.

Ant went around to the back of the rock. He saw his friend, a younger ant, pulling and tugging at a leaf.

“I thought we discussed that you shouldn’t be like me,” said Ant.

“I don’t know what you are talking about,” said the younger ant.

“You know I take my leaf with me everywhere I go,” said Ant. “I told you not to be like me. Carrying this leaf around with me is a burden. I don’t want to see any friend of mine with a burden to carry around with them if they don’t need to.”

“I appreciate that,” said the younger ant. “However, that isn’t what I was trying to do.”

“Oh,” said Ant. “Then what are you doing with the leaf?”

“I am trying to get this mint leaf so I can take it home to Mother. She is going to make some tea for me.”

“Oh!” cried Ant. “I am so sorry. Here, let me help you with that.”

Ant helped the younger ant get the mint leaf out of the ground.

“Come have a cup of tea with us,” said the younger ant.

“Are you sure?” asked Ant.

“Mother always makes lots,” said younger ant.

“Okay,” said Ant. “Thank you! I would love some.”


Moral of this Story:

  • Don’t carry unnecessary burdens around with you.
  • Example: Ant thought his friend, a younger ant was trying to carrying a leaf, just to be like him.

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