Ep. #11 The Fly and the Cow -🐮- Kindness
This is another classic story from Aesop’s Fables. In this story, a fly tells a cow she is sorry. What will the cow do? Let’s start the story.
The Fly and the Cow
It is a hot day. There is a strong wind. A small fly is going to the field. She flies in the wind. The wind blows her to the right and to the left. Finally, she arrives at the field. She is very tired. She cannot fly anymore. She wants to sleep. She looks for a place to take a nap. She flies to the trees. But the wind is strong. The leaves on the trees shake in the wind. She needs to find a different place to take a nap. She flies to the flowers in the field. But the wind blows the flowers. She needs to find a different place. Then she sees a big cow. She flies to the cow. She sits on the head of the cow. The cow is big. The wind does not move the cow. The fly lets out a big sigh of relief. Ahh. She can sleep here. She takes a nap on the cow’s head for a while. Then she is ready to fly again. She wants to speak to the cow. She says, “Cow, thank you very much. I had a good nap on your head. I’m sorry to bother you. I am ready to go now.” The cow says, “Oh hello! Thank you. I did not see you. I cannot see my head. I did not feel you. You are very small. I did not know you slept on my head!” The fly says, “Oh! Thank you anyway!” She flies away. The end.
It’s such a small thing to the cow, but to the fly, it’s such a big thing. A small gesture can mean the world to someone else.