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“From the Chicken Coop”™ Grandpa
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Grandpa said, many years ago my great grandfather and grandmother had a small farm with chickens. One night, as was Grandpa’s custom when he slept over at our home he would tell me stories at bedtime. This night he told me this story of a Rooster and the Chicken Coop.
It seemed my Grandpa was visiting them when he was young and one morning my Great Grandfather sent Grandpa out to the chicken coop to collect fresh eggs for breakfast. When Grandpa didn’t return after a long time my Great grandfather became concerned and went out to look for him. When he came close to the chicken coop, my Grandpa jumped with joy, but my Great Grandfather saw tears in my Grandpa’s eyes and noticed that he was locked in an adjacent empty chicken coop, which could be entered only through the same door as the occupied coop. This seemed strange.
When he noticed Grandpa’s distress he asked, “What was wrong?” Grandpa told him tearfully, “that nasty rooster, who was now quiet, in his grandfather's presence, came pecking after him and all the hens started cackling, which scared my Grandpa so he ran into the next coop and locked himself in for safety. ”My Great Grandfather could see Grandpa was really upset so he took him by the hand and they walked right by the now quiet nasty rooster and comfortable nesting hens.
As they sat under the apple tree, my Great Grandfather told my Grandpa the following story. "Did you notice how that rooster and hens behaved when I came in? Totally different than when you first came in." My Grandpa then shouted, “The rooster and hens seemed to pounce on me.”
My Great Grandfather then told him, "That’s a new rooster the neighbor gave me. All your life you are going to come across people who will act like that rooster and hens. Only in different ways! It’s natural for that rooster to protect his coop and his hens. The rooster is the leader and the hen’s followers. Same with people! It doesn’t matter whether they are men or women. There will always be people who will try to lead your life and if you let them, you will become like the hens."
"But to be the leader, you have to first be able to lead your own life and be the rooster of your thoughts and actions. You can be like the rooster leading the hens, only they will be people. Most of us in life are followers, like the hens and some stay hidden in their own chicken coops, like you did."
"That doesn’t mean that the rooster in us is bad or nasty, like the one you just experienced, that’s just the way some people naturally are, at least in their own minds. But did you notice the respect and the way he quieted down when I came in? He saw me in his perception, as a bigger, stronger and probably smarter rooster than he is. Which I am and so are you.
“Grandpa Is A Giggle”™ Bedtime Stories Ted Borgeas, Copyright © 2005 Ted Borgeas. All Rights Reserved
PO Box 3022, La Jolla, CA 92038-3022.
“From the Chicken Coop”™ Grandpa is a Giggle
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But you didn’t think or believe it strong enough for him to perceive it. Next time before you walk in, believe that the rooster is just a tiny, sweet chirping chick, and those hens are laying beautiful golden eggs, that we can have for breakfast."
Then he did the smartest move and took my Grandpa back to the chicken coop, walked away and said "now go in and pick those golden eggs for breakfast." Strange, he later told my Great Grandfather, even while he was still scared my Grandpa boldly walked into the chicken coop, ignored the rooster and picked up the golden eggs for breakfast.
As they ate breakfast, my Great Grandpa chuckled "don’t you ever forget," as he whimsically smiled at my Great Grandmother, "that you will always meet the roosters and hens in your life. But it’s the rooster in you and all of us that separates you from the he and she hens! And will keep you “From the Chicken Coop”™.
My Grandfather then whispered, as he gave me a hug and kiss, that many of us lock ourselves in our own Chicken Coops, like my Grandpa did and if we’re not careful with what we think, say and do, then we may let others lock us in a Chicken Coop of their choosing. I would then doze off into a peaceful sleep.
“Grandpa Is A Giggle”TM Bedtime Stories Ted Borgeas, Copyright © 2005 Ted Borgeas. All Rights Reserved
PO Box 3022, La Jolla, CA 92038-3022.