(my story that carries a powerful lesson)
A golden retriever and red fox found themselves unexpected traveling companions. Coming upon a river, they decided to jump on a log and paddle across together.
“By the way,” boasted the red fox as they were paddling, “No one knows more about rivers, and river currents than me. Perhaps while paddling across you’ll let me teach you a thing or two.”
“I know but one thing; I know only one thing about rivers,” the retriever responded.
“Well,” said the fox, “Then you’re in for a treat while I expound on the many rivers in the world, and how they gather the forces of energy that give great might to their currents.”
“Go ahead and speak on,” responded the retriever, “for I remind you once again that I know only one thing about rivers.”
As the fox began espousing on the Nile and the Amazon river, a great current of water tipped the log over, and the fox began floundering and gasping for air. The retriever quickly swam over, grabbed the fox by the nap of the neck and towed him safely to shore.
“I’m sorry that you didn’t get to teach me anything about rivers,” spoke the retriever, “but when it comes to rivers I know only one thing – how to swim.”