Master O and I got a wonderful book from the library last week called
" ZEN SHORTS" by Jon J Muth.
It is about this wonderful Panda called Stillwater who tells stories to three children that he has become friends with.
One story really touched me with all that is happening in my friends life's right now.
"The Farmers Luck"
There was once an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years.
One day, his horse ran away.
Upon hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit.
"Such bad luck" they said sympathetically.
"Maybe," the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it two other wild horses.
"Such good luck! the neighbours exclaimed.
"Maybe," replied the farmer.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown off, and broke his leg.
Again, the neighbours came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
"Such bad luck," they said.
"Maybe," answered the farmer.
The day after that, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army to fight in a war. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by.
"Such good luck!" cried the neighbours.
"Maybe," said the farmer.
I highly recommend this wonderful book.
Yesterday was a day for flowers.