Thursday, September 1, 2011


I recently received this parable in an email from a friend of mine. I think that this lesson is especially important in todays society where many individuals would rather run from their problems (divorce rates sky rocketing : many feel if they make it to 3 years then they should be writing books on successful marriage!) than to compromise and talk it out and actually DEAL with their problems!
I can only pray that people begin to realize once again that marriage is meant to be a sacred union and not a chance "brag" on how many Ex husbands or wives you have.  Reason number 867,452 why I am nervous for my daughters and bringing them up in this day and age.....Ok enough rant :-)


It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves.. . but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions. After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together.. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the warmth that came from the others.
This way they were able to survive.
Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together
perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.
The real moral of the story -- LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE QUILLS IN YOUR LIFE.

"One thing that I have learned in life is that through trial and adversity your faith will increase.
It will grow tremendously, and you will be ever thankful for the hard times that God has taken you through.
You will look back and say, “Thank you, Father. You are so good to me.”

Have a Blessed Weekend!


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