A crow lived in a forest and was absolutely satisfied with his life. One day he saw a swan. “This swan is so white”, he thought, ”and I am so black. This Swan must be the happiest bird in the world.” He expressed his thought to the Swan. The Swan replied, “Actually I felt that I was the happiest bird until I saw a parrot which has two colors. I now think the parrot is the happiest bird in the creation.”The crow then went to the parrot. The Parrot explained, “I lived a very happy life until I saw a Peacock.I have only two colors, but the peacock has multiple colors.”
The Crow then visited a peacock in the zoo and saw that hundreds of people had gathered to see him. After the people had left, the crow approached the peacock.”Dear Peacock”, the crow said, “You are so beautiful. Everyday thousands of people come to see you. When people see me, they immediately shoo me away. I think you are the happiest bird on the Planet.”
The Peacock replied,”I always thought that I was the most beautiful and happy bird on the planet.But because of my beauty, I am entrapped in this Zoo. I have examined the zoo very carefully and I have realised that the crow is the only bird not kept in the case. So for past few days, I have been thinking that if I were a crow, I could happily roam everywhere.”
That’s our problem too.We make unnecessary comparison with other and become sad. We don’t value what God has given us. This leads to the vicious cycle of unhappiness. Learn to be happy in whatever you have instead of looking what you don’t have. There will always be someone who will have more or less than you have. A person, who is satisfied with what he/she has, is the happiest person in the world.
May we stay calm and composed! We wish you a happy day! 🙂