Fresh Living

You’ve probably heard this famous Zen story, but it bears repeating as we’re talking about ways to think about keeping perspective as we travel the road of a long life journey.  I found this version on American Buddhist Net:

An old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his
horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit.

“Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“We’ll see,” the farmer replied.

The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses.

“How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“We’ll see,” replied the old man.

The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses,
was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their
sympathy on his misfortune.

“We’ll see,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young
men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed
him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had
turned out.

“We’ll see” said the farmer.

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