I received a call from my friend Billy to help him to convert the image of horse to a gold. While thinking of horse, I saw the story of the horse and goat on my Facebook feeds. Since the horse is giving me attraction, I become interested to read about the story.
Helping others is good, but are you still willing to help if your life will be required in the end. What if you did not know the consequences? The story of the goat and horse is perfect for this. In the end of the story, I want you to understand the moral lesson. You might find the story to be funny but in reality you might feel that you are laughing at yourself.
The Story of the Horse and the Goat
There was a farmer who had a horse and a goat.
One day, the horse became ill. So the owner called the veterinarian, who said: “Well, your horse has a virus. He must take this medicine for three days. I’ll come back on the 3rd day and if he’s not better, we’re going to have to put him down.”
Nearby, the goat listened closely to their conversation.
The next day, they gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat approached the horse and said: “Be strong, my friend. Get up or else they’re going to put you to sleep!”
On the second day, they again gave the horse the medicine and left.
The goat came back and said: “Come on buddy, get up or else you’re going to die! Come on, I’ll help you get up. Let’s go! One, two, three.”
On the third day, they came to give the horse the medicine and the vet said:
“Unfortunately, we’re going to have to put him down tomorrow. Otherwise, the virus might spread and infect the other horses”.
After they left, the goat approached the horse and said: “Listen pal, it’s now or never! Get up, come on! Have courage! Come on! Get up! Get up! That’s it, slowly! Great! Come on, one, two, three… Good, good. Now faster, come on. Fantastic! Run, run more! Yes! Yay! Yes! You did it, you’re a champion!!!”
All of a sudden, the owner came back, saw the horse running in the field and began shouting: “It’s a miracle! My horse is cured. We must have a grand party. Let’s kill the goat!!!”
What did you learn?
Nobody truly knows which employee actually deserves the merit of success, or who’s actually contributing the necessary support to make things happen.
Always appreciate someone who is close to you. Give thanks and say I love you if you have the opportunity. It might be the last time you will see them.
Learning to live without recognition is a skills.