THE OAK TREE AND THE REEDS – January 17, 2016

The Oak Tree and the Reeds

~ Author unknown

There is an old fable in which the mighty oak tree, which stood for over one hundred years, finally was blown over by a storm.  The tree fell into a river that floated it downstream until it came to rest among the reeds growing along the riverbank.  The fallen giant asked the reeds in amazement, “How is it that you were able to weather the storm that was too powerful for me, an oak tree, to withstand?”

The reeds replied, “All these years you stubbornly resisted the winds that swept your way. You took such pride in your strength that you refused to yield, even a little bit.  We, on the other hand, have not resisted the winds, but have always bent with them.  We recognized the superior power of the wind, and so, the harder the wind blew, the more we humbled ourselves before it.”

Always remember to bend with the wind, and you won’t be blown over by the storm!

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to THE OAK TREE AND THE REEDS – January 17, 2016

  1. Sandra Garth says:

    Ain’t that the truth!

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