Don't change your nature.

September 11, 2018 10 Comments

Don't change your nature.

I am so happy we can spend time together again. Thank you very much for reading my BLOG where we share these little life's moments. I was confronted with a question recently. If I do something good for someone but receive a snub in return, would I try to be nice to that person again in future? Then I read story with a moral lesson.

A man saw a snake being burned to death and decided to rescue the snake out of the fire. When he did, the snake bit him, causing excruciating pain. He dropped the snake and it fell back into the fire. Then the man grabbed a metal pole and fished the snake out of the fire again. He dropped it on the ground and it sailed away. He saved the reptiles life.

Someone asked him why he saved the snake even though it bit him after the first attempt. His comment? "The snake bit me because it is its nature. That is not going to change my nature of always trying to help someone or something in need."

The moral of the story is we should not change our good nature simply because someone else does not appreciate it. Do not loose heart - only take precautions.

Well I guess it pays to be true to yourself. More people will act graciously.

Happy Stitching

Annemarie




10 Responses

Dee
Dee

September 12, 2018

I like the story and wish everyone would feel like this towards others.

Kathy Dillon
Kathy Dillon

September 12, 2018

Thank you. Sometimes we just need to read something like this so we know we are doing the right thing.

Nancy Brennan
Nancy Brennan

September 12, 2018

Great little story……Although the man didn’t know for sure the snake would bite before taking off…….our natural instincts are to help others
just wish it would happen in the real world more often.

Sandie
Sandie

September 11, 2018

Because I just survived a horrible fire last month in Northern California, (which is still burning at just under 400,000 acres, I felt like the snake in the story. Thankful for the save but terrified for my life in the process. Fear is a horrible thing but at the same time, the fear keeps you going to get to safety. I have visions I will never forget and fears I will never get over. But like the snake, I survived with help.

Sheryl Hamilton
Sheryl Hamilton

September 11, 2018

snakes and I don`t get along. I am so petrified of them, I would end up on the fire myself. Then I wouldn`t be able to save it or myself either.

Great story.

Toni Miller
Toni Miller

September 11, 2018

This story resonates with me because I once saved a mole from my cat, and the mole bit me and ran away.

Kaye L French
Kaye L French

September 11, 2018

I had a conversation with my Daughter about this very thing just the other day She gets upset when someone snubs her when she does something nice. I tried to explain she should not get upset. Just don’t do something like, it isn’t your nature. Going to send her your "story’.

EJD
EJD

September 11, 2018

I wonder how the story (or feelings of the readers) would change if the snake had bitten someone else, such as a child? What if the child died as a result?

Joan Martain
Joan Martain

September 11, 2018

Liked your story. Sometimes hard to turn the other cheek though I do think we should keep trying.

Angie Miller
Angie Miller

September 11, 2018

Thank you! I loved this!

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