It was an early spring day. The wind and the sun had an argument.
The wind boasted “I am stronger than you.”
The sun mildly said “No. you are not”.
Just then, they saw a traveller wrapped in a blanket was passing by. The wind said, “Whoever separates the blanket from traveller is the stronger. Do you agree?”
The sun replied, “OK. First you try.”
The wind started blowing. The traveller wrapped his blanket around him. He blew harder. The traveller held his blanket firmer. He blew still harder. The traveller held his blanket still tighter. The harder the wind blew the tighter and firmer did the traveller hold his blanket. The wind failed.
It was the Sun’s turn. The sun smiled gently at the traveller. The traveller loosened his grip on the blanket. The sun smiled warmly. The traveller felt the warmth and soon took off the blanket.
The sun was declared stronger.
MORAL : Gentle smile can achieve what brutal force can’t.
Today I was this traveller – when I step of the train in Landskrona around 2.40pm and standing at the busstop – the sun was smile at me – and I just had to take Oscar out of his bag. Just now is it +20.6C/68.09F in the shadow on my balcony and it feels like life is smiling too. *smile All the information I can find about this story is; Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. (1909–14). Not have a clue what it means. What I understand is it used for students to learn English. I just think it’s so lovely and as I have said so many times, if we meet somebody without smile, give them our own.