Fable of the Porcupine

I went to a Bible study back in October with my sister & they passed this sweet little story around. In case you haven't heard it I thought I would share . . .
It was the coldest winter ever. - Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.
I want one:)


Marfa said...

That's very sweet....it's good to accept the "quills" of others...no one is perfect. I think that may actually be a photo of a hedgehog. So cute.

stacey said...

LOL- I think it is a hedgehog!!!! When I googled imaged it this is all that came up over & over again so I trusted that it was a baby porcupine- its cute either way:)

Vixbil said...

I love that story, and such a cute pix

Disaster Cat said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I just found yours this week - I love all the bright colors, and especially this post about relationships. (And who doesn't like porcupines*!)