The Ants and the Grasshopper
The ants were employing a fine winter's day in drying grain collected in the summer-time. A grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food. The ants inquired of him, 'Why did you not treasure up food during the summer?' He replied, 'I had not leisure enough. I passed the days in singing.' Then they said in derision: 'If you were foolish enough to sing all the summer, you must dance supper-less to bed in the winter.'
The moral of the story here is pretty obvious. ~ Work comes before play ~ ~Put something away for a rainy day, winter or hard times ~ ~ Plan ahead ~ all these and more jump to mind. So, like the industrious ants, make the most of your harvest, whether it comes to you from the grocery store or your garden, and .... Save your leftovers!
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