A Different ‘The Grasshopper And The Ant’
Once upon a time, there was a young grasshopper and a young ant. They are buddies from the same high school. The ant has an active, outgoing personality-always doing all sort of things, living life to the fullest. The grasshopper however was shy and afraid. Once, the ant asked the grasshopper to join him in learning how to dance. “Nah, you know we have no talent with dancing. We’ll just get laughed at.” the grasshopper answered. And so, the ant learned how to dance by himself. True enough, the ant had no talent in dancing and so, he was laughed and mocked by the other insects.
The following year, the ant asked the grasshopper to join him in learning how to play musical instruments. “Nah, you know we have no talent with music. We’ll just get laughed at like what happened to you last year when you tried to learn how to dance.” The grasshopper answered. And so, the ant learned how to play musical instruments by himself. True enough, the ant had no talent in music as well and again, he was laughed and mocked by the other insects.
Years passed, the buddies are now college dudes. This time, the ant asked the grasshopper to join him in learning how to cook. “Cooking are for girls. Haven’t you had enough of being laughed and mocked at?” The grasshopper asked. And so, the ant learned how to cook by himself. The ant was again laughed and mocked by the other insects.
The same pattern between the ant and the grasshopper continued. The grasshopper will keep on telling excuses because he was afraid to try new things or that he might be embarrassed doing things he still don’t know.
The buddies grew up, graduated college, and had the opportunity to get a stable job. Both were successful, or so the grasshopper thought. The ant was always entrusted with bigger tasks. He was very flexible and can do all sort of things. The ant can perform (from dancing, to playing musical instruments, to acting) during events and parties. He was an all out performer. The ant also cooks well that ladies easily gets attracted to him. The ant was impressive! He can do anything-from simple indoor stuffs to extreme outdoor stuffs. He was admired by everyone! And the grasshopper, well he remained a ‘so-so’. Just an ordinary guy who knows ordinary stuffs.
Life is short, decide on something you don’t know yet and start learning that stuff. It doesn’t matter if you get laughed or mocked. That’s part of growth. Stop being afraid of what other people may say.
Brothers and sisters, stop making excuses and start learning!
Grow into a better person everyday.
I pray for you all
- Sunday’s Sermon: Learning Sabbath (pastorlisaj.wordpress.com)
- My 12 Summer Life Lessons (healthnutjulie.com)