Friday, May 9, 2008

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Have you ever heard the story of “The Ant and the Grasshopper”? Well, I remember it was my favorite story when I was in grade school.

The story is all about an ant who works all day and night looking for food and then store it in his little house(a tiny hole). And a grasshopper who spends his whole day playing. He had no care of the things around him as long as he is happy and enjoying.

One day, an unexpected circumstance happened. There came a heavy rain that washed the land and destroyed plants that serve as food for insects. Now the poor grasshopper has no place to go and nothing to eat. Meanwhile, in his house ant was busy eating. Ant had plenty food to eat because he stored many of it when the weather was fine. No problem to tend to…just ‘when will the rain stop’ for him to work again. Hoping the rain already stopped, ant went out to his hole to see the sun but he saw his wet friend grasshopper chilling in cold instead.

Ant welcomed his friend inside his house and gave him food to eat. Ant let grasshopper stay with him until the rain stoped.

Grasshopper’ heart was full gratitude for ant. He could not explain how sorry and regretful he was for being so lazy. The ant he thought silly before for working day and night saved his life.

Grasshopper learned his lesson and promised to be industrious from then on.

That’s where the story ends. Really like it because it’s so inspiring. It gives us lesson to work hard in preparation for the future. It also tells us that if we are doing NOTHING to make our lives better, we will end up with NOTHING!

“Pag may tiyaga, may nilaga!”

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