I liked this tale of a mouse. It was cute. I had to share, . There is more to the post than the mouse. You can go read it if you choose. It also explains also something about leadership.
Reblogged From Reclaim Our Republic, by ror1774
The true strength of men is not determined by muscle, militarily, or political might, but by the kind of heart carried inside of them. Nothing can ever substitute for character – nothing – it’s at the center of everything!
A great story that illustrates this truth can be found in William J. Bennet’s, The Moral Compass. It reads:
“Once there was a little gray mouse. He lived in the same house as an old gray cat. The little mouse was afraid of the cat.
“’How happy I would be but for that old cat,’ he said. ‘I am afraid of her all the time. I wish I were a cat.’
“A fairy heard the little mouse say this. She felt sorry for him. She turned him into a big gray cat.
“At first he was very happy. But one day a dog ran after him.
“’Oh dear!’ he said. “It is not much fun to be a cat. I am afraid of that dog all the time. I wish I were a big dog.’
“Again the fairy heard him. She felt sorry for the old gray cat. So she turned him into a big dog.
“Once more he felt happy. Then one day he heard a lion roar.
“’Oh, just hear that lion!’ he cried. ‘I am afraid when I hear him. It is not so safe to be a dog after all. How I wish I were a lion. Then I would be afraid of no one.’
“Off he ran to the fairy.
“’Dear fairy,’ he said, please turn me into a big, strong lion.’
“Again the fairy was sorry for him. She made him into a big, strong lion.
“One day a man tried to kill the lion. Once more he ran to the fairy.
“’What now?’ asked the fairy.
“’Make me into a man, dear fairy,’ he cried. ‘Then no one can make me afraid.’
“’Make you into a man!’ cried the fairy, ‘No, indeed, I will not. A man must have a brave heart. You have only the heart of a mouse. So a mouse you shall become again, and a mouse you shall stay.’
“So saying, she turned him back into a little gray mouse, and away he ran to his old home.”