Thursday, September 9, 2010

Manure or The Horse?

I can't resist sharing a cute story I read earlier today.

One day two little boys were walking through a field. Suddenly one of them stumbled and fell into a pile of horse manure and the other, who was right behind his friend, fell into it, too. The first little boy got up, disgusted, brushed his clothes off moaning and grousing and loudly proclaimed his unhappiness. The second boy got up and started running wildly around the field.

"What is wrong with you?" the first boy asked. "You crazy or something? What are you running around like that for?"

"The horse!" exclaimed the second boy. "I'm looking for the horse!"

"What do you mean?" asked the first boy.

"Well, if there's a pile of manure here, there's gotta be a horse nearby!" the second boy replied, happily grinning as he ran looking.

And so it is in life. Some of us, upon stepping into a pile of manure, see only the manure. Others look for the horse.