A simple story today…
Once upon a time an old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town.
The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked alongside.
They were chatting and enjoying the day.
As they went along they passed some people who remarked loudly that it was a shame that the old man was walking and the boy was riding.
The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
A little later they passed another group of people who observed ‘What a shame, he makes that little boy walk!’
So the old man and the boy then decided they’d both walk.
Soon they passed yet another group of people who commented rudely that they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride.
So, they both rode the donkey.
Next they passed some people who stated how awful it was to put such a load on a poor donkey.
The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.
As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the poor donkey and it fell into the river and drowned.
How often do we allow the voices of others into our heads?
How often do we make choices based upon what others think we should be doing?
How much of our lives do we spend trying to please everyone else?
And just how many donkeys do we cart around simply because someone said we should?
Have a wonderful day!