The Easy Way Out!

Once there was a lark singing in the forest.

A man came by with a box full of worms. The lark stopped him and asked, “What do you have in the box and where are you going?”

The farmer replied that he had worms and that he was going to the market to trade them for some feathers. The lark said, “I have many feathers. I will pluck one and give it to you and that will save me looking for worms.”

The farmer gave the worms to the lark and the lark plucked a feather and gave it in return. The next day the same thing happened and the day after and on and on until a day came when the lark had no more feathers.

Now it couldn’t fly and hunt for worms. It started looking ugly and stopped singing and very soon it died. What the lark thought to be an easy way to get food, turned out to be the tougher way after all!

The easy way out is more often than not, the wrong way. Work is worship. Laziness is not the mantra of life. Hardwork surely is!