Weekend Story- The Two Seeds
March 28, 2022
A farmer once planted two seeds on two sides of the farm.
The first seed, brimming with enthusiasm, said- “I want to grow!! I want to spread my roots deep into the soil beneath to soak in the nutrition. I want to break free from the ground above, and I want to unfurl my tender leaves like banners to announce the arrival of spring. I want to feel the sun’s warmth on my face and the wetness of the morning dew on my petals !!!”
And so the seed grew to become a Mango tree that gave people shelter and fruits to eat.
On the other hand, the second seed had a different idea- ” Hmmm, If I send my roots deep into the ground, I am not sure what I will encounter in the darkness below. What if some underground pests attack me? If I push my way through the hard soil above, I may damage my delicate crust. What if I let my leaves sprout and a snail comes to eat them? What if the children playing above pluck at the stem? No, I should wait until I become stronger and it is safe for me to erupt.
And so, the second seed waited until one early spring day a cow scratching around the farm for some food found the seed and promptly ate it.