The Tiger and the Strawberry

This is a story about the present moment where our choices matter based on the entirety of life…

One day while walking through the wilderness a man stumbled upon a vicious tiger. He ran, but soon came to the edge of a high cliff. Desperate to save himself, he climbed down a vine and dangled over the fatal precipice…

As he hung there, two mice appeared from a hole in the cliff and began gnawing on the vine…

Suddenly, he noticed on the vine a plump wild strawberry. He plucked it and popped it in his mouth…

It was incredibly delicious, the best strawberry he ever had!

From my own experience hearing this story, I was so eager to hear a new story.  The story was being read and I thought it was best to write the title so I would keep it in mind.  Moments after, the story was done.  With only a title on a blank piece of paper, I missed the point.

Somehow that little experience seemed like the greatest lesson to life.  Lets not let something as juicy as a strawberry to take our attention away. 

Photo by Nikola Stojković on Unsplash

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