The Moving Tree
Once there was a little tree that looked around and saw the other, bigger trees.
They all look taller than me, thought the little tree to himself.
He thought it was the soil's fault. So he lifted up his roots and moved over to the part of the garden which he thought had better soil.
A few weeks later the little tree looked up again. The other trees were growing and he was still no bigger.
He blamed the lack of sunlight and moved to a sunnier spot.
Time and again, the little tree found reasons for his not growing. He moved from point to point, always picking up his roots. Always moving.Always searching for the right soil, water, fertiliser , sunshine and other more favourable conditions.
And he stayed stunted .
The other trees stayed in one place and built strong roots. Their barks grew solid. Their branches soared .
And the little tree stayed little.