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Porcupines And The Coldest Winter Ever

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It was the coldest winter ever, and many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they shared their heat with each other. 

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other to stop being wounded.

As they did this, they began to die… alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others that enabled them to survive

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We might not get along all the time but no man stands alone and we need one another.

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2 Comments

  1. reocochran says:

    This was such a tender story. Porcupines trying to keep warm bundled up together but pricking each other. Deciding to stay together in all areas of life would certainly make the world better. Great lesson in this story.

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