Have you heard of the story of the farmer and his three lazy sons? It is a nice story worth sharing to your kids, too. It would surely help you inspire your children to be diligent and consider that after hard work comes the sweet fruits of their labor.
With a significant amount of breast milk supply, I am confident that my baby has milk to take should I have an important errand to make or I am too groggy to breastfeed. It’s always comforting to have a stock of breastmilk, almost the same strategy that the industrious ant did in the story of “The Ant and the Grasshopper.”
Allow me to retell one of Aesop’s fables, The Ant and the Grasshopper.
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 you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present.” But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing, every day, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Then the Grasshopper knew…
It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.
This simple story always reminds me of the virtues of hard work and planning for the future. And these virtues have become a way of life to me. How about you? You may have your own Aesop’s fable favorite. Would greatly appreciate to hear from you.