The Lion and the Mouse – Helping Others – Part 2 of 2

I’m gonna tell you a story that many of you have already heard. This is another story about a lion, but this time it’s about a lion and a mouse, and this is one of Aesop’s fables, and it goes like this: Once upon a time, a small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion’s ears, his long whiskers, his great mane. The mouse thought, “Since he’s sleeping, he won’t even know that I’m here,” and with that, the little mouse climbed up onto the lion’s tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg, and jumped off onto the ground. Unfortunately for the mouse, the lion woke up and quickly caught the mouse under his paw. The mouse looked at the lion and said, “O great king, please, let me go and someday, I’ll come back and help you.” The lion laughed, made fun of the mouse, and replied, “You’re so small! How could ever help me?!” The mouse said, “I don’t know, but if you’re ever in danger, I’ll do my best to help you.” And then, because the lion thought this idea was so funny, he lifted up his paw and let the little mouse go free. A few days later, several hunters came into the jungle and they set up a trap, a big net made out of rope, so they could catch a lion. Well, the lion stepped into the trap and he was caught. He roared and he roared, but he simply couldn’t get free. The mouse heard him. The mouse hurried to where the lion was caught in the trap. The mouse looked at the net and she noticed one thick rope that held it all together. She began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke and the lion was free. The lion then turned to the mouse and said, “Dear friend, I was foolish to make fun of you for being so small. You’ve helped me and you’ve saved my life. Thank you!” And that, my friends, is the end of the story, but it’s not the end of this Golden Nugget. My question for you is, “What lessons are you able to come up with as a result of listening to this story?” For me, this story’s a good reminder that you never know when or how you might be repaid for a good deed that you do for someone else. So with this in mind, do all of the good that you can for others. Even if you never get repaid, you’ll still benefit because of what you’ll become. Yes, winners love to do good deeds for others, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!  
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “Helping Others”, and this is part 2 of 2, and I’m gonna tell you a story that many of you have already heard. This is another story about a lion, but this time it’s about a lion and a mouse, and this is one of Aesop’s fables, and it goes like this: Once upon a time, a small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion’s ears, his long whiskers, his great mane. The mouse thought, “Since he’s sleeping, he won’t even know that I’m here,” and with that, the little mouse climbed up onto the lion’s tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg, and jumped off onto the ground. Unfortunately for the mouse, the lion woke up and quickly caught the mouse under his paw. The mouse looked at the lion and said, “O great king, please, let me go and someday, I’ll come back and help you.” The lion laughed, made fun of the mouse, and replied, “You’re so small! How could ever help me?!” The mouse said, “I don’t know, but if you’re ever in danger, I’ll do my best to help you.” And then, because the lion thought this idea was so funny, he lifted up his paw and let the little mouse go free. A few days later, several hunters came into the jungle and they set up a trap, a big net made out of rope, so they could catch a lion. Well, the lion stepped into the trap and he was caught. He roared and he roared, but he simply couldn’t get free. The mouse heard him. The mouse hurried to where the lion was caught in the trap. The mouse looked at the net and she noticed one thick rope that held it all together. She began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke and the lion was free. The lion then turned to the mouse and said, “Dear friend, I was foolish to make fun of you for being so small. You’ve helped me and you’ve saved my life. Thank you!” And that, my friends, is the end of the story, but it’s not the end of this Golden Nugget. My question for you is, “What lessons are you able to come up with as a result of listening to this story?” For me, this story’s a good reminder that you never know when or how you might be repaid for a good deed that you do for someone else. So with this in mind, do all of the good that you can for others. Even if you never get repaid, you’ll still benefit because of what you’ll become. Yes, winners love to do good deeds for others, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner! Thank you for listening to this Golden Nugget by Don Howe. To learn more about Don’s free sales success system or to have a free success audio like this one sent to you each week day, please visit DonHoweSuccess.com. That’s D O N H O W E S U C C E S S .com
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