Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fable of the Porcupine

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 warmth 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.

The real moral of the story... LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE PRICKS IN YOUR LIFE.

Hat tip: Phil of Phils Phun

34 comments:

  1. Very wising sayings. Hope you are having a wonderful day today!

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  2. LOL - cute -love the real moral of the story :)
    What I really love is that second photo. Too cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. so nice Sandee :) Can I share? or re post? Sometimes, we really have to deal with all the pricks brought about by relationships in our lives...but unless we want to live/die alone...

    Have a nice day!

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  4. Great post, Sandee! I love it! That looks like a hedgehog--I got to pet one at the zoo last weekend! You have to pet gently in one direction. Gerard went up to it and pet it like he does our dog and it squirmed. The keeper had a hard time holding it!

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  5. Oh no you didn't just say that!

    ahahahaha!

    big hugs xoxo

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  6. Very wise!

    I adore the photos - so freaking cute.

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  7. Oh so very true. And how cute are those pictures? Adorable.

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  8. This is truly what the marriage relationship looks like. Neither of us is perfect and we should not expect perfection in our spouse. If we're in the relationship for the long haul, we can expect a few cuts and bruises along the way. Just sayin'.

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  9. too funny! have a great day honey!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  10. I like that. It is good to try to live with people that have a lot of quills. Love how you put that. Take care. Hugs to Little Bit

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  11. Baby gators are cute at that age too.

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  12. Very wise words :)
    I just posted one of those lovely photos on my Facebook ;)

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  13. Baby porcupines are so cute, adult porcupines not so cute but are great pin cushions.

    That bit of wisdom is an excellent piece of advice. To take the advice a step further and turn it around 180 degrees, stay away from pricks who don't share your DNA.

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  14. words to live by. The pricks are never going away, but when they get to the level of goring you, then they have to go.

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  15. Ain't it so! Deal with it.

    Big hugs from Ohio honey...

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  16. ahhh words of wisdom! lol

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  17. LOL I know many Sandee :-)

    What a cute story too :-)

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  18. Good Story.

    My Dad said..."Son I never promised you a rose Garden". I would reply..."Yea, but you never said there'd be so many pricks in it either".

    Aloha From Sunny Wet South Florida!

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  19. Got lotsa pricks... LOL! Oy vey!
    Hugs...

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  20. Great advice. Those pictures are so cute. The little guy out-Awwww'ed Monday's cat

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  21. Baby porcupines are way to cute, most unlike the pricks that are out there!

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  22. Yep, that sums it up quite nicely :)

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  23. Brilliant observation and a unique way of viewing society. I love coming here to learn, CP!

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  24. Brilliant and very thoughtful;-)

    btw. Z U Soon.

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  25. very wise words and ADORABLE photos!
    ( Sandee, please feel free to leave a link in Mr. Linky to your blog for others to come visit. you do not have to sign into the linky to use it(I think??) hugs~Faythe

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  26. So wonderfully told with pictures.

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  27. Now this is a really choice bit of wisdom to take wherever we go, for sure!

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  28. That baby porcupine is almost as cute as a wombie!

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  29. Hedgehog? Porcupine? Dunno but sure is a cute little dickens!
    I think this is pretty much my philosophy of life............
    ~~~Blessings~~~

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  30. The lil fella looks a bit like my 2 pound Cheeewawa !! Can I adopt ?

    Hi Sandee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ((( hug hug hug )))

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  31. What a great post ... So true! Love the pics too ... adorable! Thanks Sandee for always making me smile!

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  32. Very nice. Oh the little fella is so cute. haha

    Have a great day Sandee

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