Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Lesson In Survival...!

I figured that it was time I posted another survival topic, since I haven't done that in a while.

This lesson is given to us by Mother Nature, who just happens to be one of the best teachers around, in my opinion! It's simple and yet effective!

Moral of the Porcupine

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.

The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

The moral of the story is:

Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life!

I'm going to be changing up the blog list a bit today. Going to remove some of those blogs that haven't posted in a while to make room for others that are more current! I hope this doesn't cause any inconvenience to anyone, but it's time to do it.

Coffee in the kitchen this morning. It looks like rain and I don't want you all to get wet!


Gorges Smythe said...

Good story; cute little critter.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
I appreciate that, my friend.

Thanks for coming by today!

Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

No one is perfect. Think how boring that would be - who would we complain about?
Coffee in the kitchen is fine - 29 here. I'll bring some hot cross buns for all! Happy Easter everyone!

Momlady said...

Thought it was a hedgehog when I saw the picture. Cute.

Sixbears said...

Something we should all keep in mind. It takes abrasion to pollish.

Hermit Ladee said...

If the pricks in my life were as adorable as that little ball of cuteness, it would be a lot easier!

JO said...

That cute I love that little one. They aren't so cute when they grow up.
Yes I have been cleaning out my list too. Spring cleaning.

But taking a break to join in for coffee.

linda m said...

That is such a cute story and so very true as it applies to human beings also. Thanks for sharing. Those baby porcupines sure are cute. Have a great weekend.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
It's our differences that make us the most interesting!

Bring on the hot cross buns! I'm ready!

Thanks for dropping by this morning!

Hey Momlady...
Just like human kids, they are cutest when the are young!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Sixbears...
Excellent point!Certainly something to keep in mind!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Hermit Ladee...
I certainly know what you mean there!

I really appreciate you coming over today!

Hey Jo...
Gotta take out some of the inactive stuff and freshen things up a tad!

Youngsters are always cute!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by this morning!

Hey Linda...
Many times I think that man could learn so much from Nature!

I sure appreciate you dropping in today!