I had read this story somewhere sharing it with my readers…
There was a huge banyan tree in a forest, spreading out its mighty branches. Each of these mighty branches bore many smaller secondary branches which in turn bore many more. This kind of repeated branching resulted in small twigs with leaves on them. On one such twig sat the little sparrow.
The sparrow was chirping away merrily. Its high-pitched notes filled the air and resonated through the forest. It was a happy song.
Suddenly, there came a strong gust of wind which soon developed into a storm. At first, the twig on which the sparrow sat, began to quiver and quake; shiver and shake. As the wind grew in its strength and intensity, the whole branch began to sway uncontrollably. soon, the huge banyan tree itself was reeling under the impact of the powerful storm. It was trembling as the furious wind began to lash at it. In a moment, the little branch on which the sparrow was sitting snapped. The branch fell to the ground.
What happened to the little sparrow?
“Nothing happened to the sparrow because it just flew away. It fluttered its wings even as the branch broke and it just flew away.”
Moral of the story is
“Bird sitting on the tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because its trust is not on the branch but its wings”
Similarly in life when problems and disaster strike with full force and try to uproot you, do not depends on anyone else but on your own wings. Wings of faith and self-confidence.