Sunday, January 13, 2013

< RM > story - The Chicken

The Chicken

Once upon a time, there was a large
mountainside, where an eagle's nest rested.
The eagle's nest contained four large eagle
eggs. One day an earthquake rocked the
mountain causing one of the eggs to roll
down the mountain, to a chicken farm, locat-
ed in the valley below. The chickens knew
that they must protect and care for the
eagle's egg, so an old hen volunteered to
nurture and raise the large egg.
One day, the egg hatched and a beautiful
eagle was born. Sadly, however, the eagle
was raised to be a chicken. Soon, the eagle
believed he was nothing more than a chick-
en. The eagle loved his home and family, but
his spirit cried out for more. While playing a
game on the farm one day, the eagle looked
to the skies above and noticed a group of
mighty eagles soaring in the skies. "Oh," the
eagle cried, "I wish I could soar like those
birds." The chickens roared with laughter,
"You cannot soar with those birds. You are a
chicken and chickens do not soar."
The eagle continued staring, at his real
family up above, dreaming that he could be
with them. Each time the eagle would let his
dreams be known, he was told it couldn't be
done. That is what the eagle learned to
believe. The eagle, after time, stopped
dreaming and continued to live his life like a
chicken. Finally, after a long life as a chicken,
the eagle passed away.
The moral of the story: You become what
you believe you are; so if you ever dream to
become an eagle follow your dreams, not the
words of a chicken.

No comments: