contentment (Homer the fly)
There was a house fly named, Homer and he had access to all he needed to live a comfortable life. Food, from the crumbs that lay here and there, air conditioning, (for Homer lived in the south and the summer heat gets stagnating) water, and pretty much the run of a huge house.
One day while flying around, doing what ever flies do, Homer found himself at a window. Looking outside, he wanted to explore what he was seeing. “What is this?” asked Homer. Sunlight, trees, grass and a big blue sky. Homer did not understnd why he could not get past this clear bearer before him, an invisible force feild. He flew head first into it several times but was unable to get past the glass.
Homer was content with his living quarters until he discovered there was more. Now, a yearning to experience more (beyond the glass window) kept him unhappy while he beat himself silly trying to ram through the window. When Homer got hungry he flew to where the food was, when Homer got sleepy he went to where he slept but all the while his mind was discontent cause he had now discovered that there was more to life out there and he desired to explore it.
One day Homer was at the window, trying to figure out how to get past the glass when he met an ant. “What are you doing?” asked Anthony the Ant.
“Trying to go out there,” Homer replied, pointing to the great outdoors.
“You don’t want to go out there, there are lizards waiting to eat you. The heat is unbareable and there is not a lot of water either.” The Ant stated.
“I don’t care, I am tired of flying over the same old house,” Homer stated. “I wish I knew how to get out there.”
“I know how to go out there,” Anthony said. He told Homer to wait by the front door and when it opened, to fly as fast as he could into the great outdoors. Homer did as Anthony the Ant told him and Homer made it into the world of the outside.
The next day, Anthony the Ant was making his usual trip to the kitchen, going past the big glass window and there he saw Homer, pounding his head against the glass trying to get back into the house.
by Art~ 2012
…the grass is not always greener on the other side of the window!
The richest man, whatever his lot, is he who is content with what he has got.
~ Dutch Proverb