17 The Three Trees

The Three Trees
Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up.

The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: “I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I'll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!”

9 A Lesson From a Butterfly

A Lesson From a Butterfly
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly in his garden. One day, he noticed a small opening appeared on the cocoon. He sat and curiously watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Until it suddenly stopped making any progress, and looked like it was stuck.