‘WORK HARD TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW’ By Mercy Karumba

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...


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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 that you to do the same.” “Why bother about winter?” asked the Grasshopper; we have 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 during the summer.

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Sometimes toil so hard trying to make ends meet. Our friends may ridicule us asking us we are too busy to hang out with them and have fun. Often times, people don’t even understand why we work or study so hard but always remember that you understand your situation far more than anyone else. Therefore, no matter how much people ridicule you for working so hard or that sometimes you do feel like you’re missing out on all the fun, don’t become discouraged. 

Just like the ants which have no one to supervise them but they understand the seasons, we need to understand the seasons too. It’s important to know that if you want to enjoy the ‘summer’ then you need to work hard enough during the winter or vice versa. Work on your business, keep enough savings and build your future. To read more posts by Mercy, click HERE

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