Leadership With The Heart Of A Mouse


 

I liked this tale of a mouse. It was cute. I had to share, Smile.  There is more to the post than the mouse. You can go read it if you choose. It also explains also something about leadership.

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Reblogged From Reclaim Our Republic, by ror1774

Leadership With The Heart Of A Mouse

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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.”

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