The number of times I have thought,
“Oh I am not good or powerful enough to change anything.”
“Oh I am not rich enough to help this person.”
“Oh I am not so well equipped to make a difference.”
A story is told: “Once a deer, a crow, a mouse and a turtle were great friends. One day the deer went out to graze. He was caught in a hunter’s net. In the evening, the deer did not return to his friends. The mouse said to the crow, ‘Will you fly over the trees to find the deer? Then fly back to us and tell us where he is.’
The crow flew away. He came back after half an hour. He said, ‘Our friend, the deer is in the hunter’s net.’
‘What shall we do’? asked the mouse and the turtle. ‘I will take mouse on my back,’ said the crow. ‘He will bite through the net and set the deer free.’
‘Yes,’ said the mouse. I will do that.’
‘And I will walk to the deer,’ said the turtle. The crow took the mouse on his back and flew with him to the deer. The mouse bit through the net. The deer was free. “
This teaches me one main lesson-It takes good cooperation with the little I have, to make a difference.
A mouse is such a small animal but with very strong teeth. That is what was the most important asset needed to help the deer. However, since he could not walk there, he needed the crow to fly him but on the other hand the crow’s beak could not help enough. We often focus on our weaknesses as reasons enough not to achieve something but we forget our strengths/assets and the people around us.
I have learnt to use what I have and to involve those around me to make a difference in someone’s life and in society as a whole. Are you doing enough? To read more posts by Mercy, click HERE