Three Bulls were grazing in a meadow, and were watched by a Lion, who longed to capture and devour them, but who felt that he was no match for the three so long as they kept together. So he began by false whispers and malicious hints to foment jealousies and distrust among them. This stratagem succeeded so well that ere long the Bulls grew cold and unfriendly, and finally avoided each other and fed each one by himself apart. No sooner did the Lion see this than he fell upon them one by one and killed them in turn.
Moral of the story:
The quarrels of friends are the opportunities of foes.
How many of us can count how many TRUE and CLOSE friends we have? For some it’s plenty, for others, it’s a handful, even less than that. There’s always going to be people on the outside who is jealous of the type of relationship that you and your friends have; therefore, will do whatever it takes to break that apart. Working at a school, I see it all of the time. Even as adults I see it a lot. It’s time to start cherishing the people in our lives that we know, trust, and love. Tomorrow’s never promised. Tell them that you love and appreciate them today and don’t let pettiness get the best of your friendship!