Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Hippopotamus

Once upon a time, God made the hippopotamus.  Since it was the last animal God made, it was put together with bits and pieces left over from other animals already made. The hippo was ashamed that it was so fat and ugly, so it asked God to let it live in the water where it would not be seen.  God refused because the hippo had a big mouth and teeth and would eat too many fish.  The hippo promised it would graze on grass.  God agreed.  To this day the hippo spends the daylight hours in the water and comes out only at night to graze on the grasses.  Do you ever feel like a hippo, without self-acceptance and self-love?  These would be our hippo days or moments.  None of us are perfect.  Vanity is another thing.  Be compassionate to others who are having self-doubts and this might keep you from thinking so much about you.

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