Aesop's Fable Friday
A Fox once fell into a trap, and after a struggle managed to get free, but with the loss of his tail.
He was then so much ashamed of his appearance that he thought life was not worth living unless he could persuade the other Foxes to part with their tails also, and thus divert attention from his own loss.
So he called a meeting of all the Foxes, and advised them to cut off their tails: "They're ugly things anyhow," he said, "and besides they're heavy, and it's tiresome to be always carrying them about with you."
But one of the other Foxes said, "My friend, if you hadn't lost your own tail, you wouldn't be so keen on getting us to cut off ours."
Moral of the story: Beware of those who wish to bring you down, not up.
Hey - I know people who've tried that old trick!
It's been a busy week. Lots of school - today we will be building a model of an aquifer I suppose. I will let you know how it comes out.
One of my brothers is in critical condition right now - he had a stroke. He is also suffering from a heart problem that they were blaming on thyroid levels but it appears that is not the cause. They are not sure of anything right now. If you are the praying type I would appreciate if you could offer a few words up to the Big Guy about this situation.