Aesop's Fable Friday
A Boy was gathering berries from a hedge when his hand was stung by a Nettle. Smarting with the pain, he ran to tell his mother, and said to her between his sobs, "I only touched it ever so lightly, mother."
"That is just why you got stung, my son," said she; "if you had grasped it firmly, it wouldn't have hurt you in the least."
Moral of the story: Hold strongly to what you want.
My alternate moral: Don't be a weenie when it comes to wresting what it is you need from life!