Little By Little // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

Today, I would like to share one of Aesop’s fables, “The Crow and the Pitcher”, with you.

A crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a pitcher, which had once been full of water. When the Crow put his beak into the mouth of the pitcher, he found that only very little water was left in it. He could not reach far enough down to get at it.

He tried and tried, but finally had to give up in despair.

Then, a wild idea popped into his little bird-brain!

He snatched up a pebble with this beak and dropped in into the pitcher.

Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the pitcher.
Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the pitcher.
Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the pitcher.
Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the pitcher.
Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the pitcher.
Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the pitcher.

At last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more rocks, he was able to quench his thirst and save his life!

The moral of the story? Little by little does the trick!

Moral #2? There’s always a creative solution to the problem!

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