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Folktale: The persistent thirsty crow

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Once upon a time, in a forest near a town, there lived a crow. This crow had been on the road for a long time and was therefore extremely thirsty. He looked around for drinking water but couldn't find any.

Without water, the crow became extremely dehydrated. He did, however, continue his search for water. He circled the jungle and the nearby town.

When the crow was flying over town, he noticed a house. 'I'm sure there'll be some drinking water over here,' he reasoned.

He noticed some drinking water in the pot. He became extremely happy. The crow's beak, however, could not touch the water because the water level was extremely low.

After a while of thought, the crow had an idea. "If I throw pebbles in the pot, the water level will rise," he reasoned. Then I'll be able to drink the water easily."

The crow looked around, thinking. He noticed some small pebbles on the floor nearby. He flew over to the pebbles and took one in his beak.

He went back to the pot and placed the stone inside. The water level rose slightly, but the crow's beak could not reach the surface.

The crow returned to the pebbles and collected some more stone. Then he went to the pot and dropped the stone in it. The water level rose even higher.

He tried but failed to drink the water. He was exhausted, but he persisted and did not give up hope.

The crow spent more than an hour picking up small pebbles and placing them in the pot.

The amount of water gradually increased. After a lot of effort, the water level in the pot reached the rim.

The crow was very happy. He dipped his beak in the drinking water and began drinking the water. He drank and drank right up until he could drink no more.

Then, he invited other thirsty birds to come and drink the water. Lots of thirsty birds came and drank the water. Then, they thanked the clever crow and left.

Thanks to his intelligence and efforts, the crow saved his own life, getting out of the most challenging situation.

He knew what he wanted and he was persistent in doing it. He serves as a life lesson to everyone. You can not be persistent when you do not know what you want. First identify your purpose and then work persistently to achieve it.

It also teaches us to be able to endure hardships and try out new ideas as they come our way. The crow was tough, that was why he kept working hard and never backed down. Remember the saying, "if the going gets tough, the tough gets going".

If an imaginary crow can, then you can

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If the cow had given up, he would not have been able to achieve its goal. So, we should keep on working hard for success to be on our side always✊🏽💪🏾😊

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2 months ago

I love this. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going indeed. I needed to hear this after a really hard day at work today.

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I'm glad you heard it. Congrats on your pay day and thanks for coming by

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Success is ours dear friend We must make it

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3 months ago

We only need to work harder and harder without giving up

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3 months ago

So beautiful story that teaches persistent in the end. Funny enough, not everyone want to persist because they easily give up. The crow could have given up but if it does, there is no possibility it'd get another water elsewhere. He tried his best and in the end, achieved its aim.

Thanks for sharing.

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3 months ago

Sometimes what we need is not to keep asking God for more. We need to persistently work hard and make something out of the small one we have

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