A story is told: In a field one summer’s day, a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. “Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?” “I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.” “Why bother about winter?” asked the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came, the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Sometimes we are toiling so hard trying to make ends meet. Our friends may be ridiculing us saying we are too busy and that we do not have time to hang out or have fun. Sometimes people don’t even understand why we work so hard and maybe you don’t even have a family.
You understand your situation more than anyone else.Therefore, no matter how much people ridicule you for working so hard and that sometimes you do feel like you are missing out on all the fun, do not get discouraged.
Just like the ant, which have no one to supervise them but they understand the seasons, we need to understand the seasons. It’s important to know that if you want to enjoy the ‘summer’ then you need to work hard enough during the winter. Work on your business, keep enough savings and build your future. To read more posts by Mercy, click HERE