It was a beautiful morning. Jina the giraffe, looking sad as usual, was walking towards the lake.
Jina: Zebras take such beautiful leaps, how easily they run. Look at my walk– it is so odd-looking.
Elephant: Everything ok with you?
Jina: The elephant has so much fun when she takes water in her trunk and sprays it everywhere. The elephant is so happy. If only I had a trunk
Jina: The deer is so beautiful and the antelope has such strong and elegant horns.
Just then Anandi, the crow came and sat on Jina’s head.
Crow: Kau Kau…bliss, bliss everywhere…
Jina: How's that you are so happy?
Crow: Simple! 'Find happiness in every situation'
Going back to the lake Jina saw her reflection in the water and thought they all look so good,I am so strange.
Crow: Jina, what you are feeling is all due to the misery of comparison. You are a giraffe so you’re going to look like one, aren’t you?
Crow: Your suffering and sadness will go away if you focus on what you already have instead of what you don’t have.
Jina: But I don’t have anything. Everyone else has so much.
Jina stood there with a sad face.
Jina and the crow were deep in conversation when suddenly a lioness came by. Jina was extremely frightened.
Lioness: Jina, don’t be scared. Please, I need your help. My cub has climbed up a tree. Will you bring him down?
Jina stretched her long neck up and gently brought the cub down from the tree.
Lioness: Thank you Jina!
Crow: So much joy in helping! Did you enjoy helping someone, Jina?
Jina: It was very nice. Today I have understood how valuable it is to have legs like long sticks and a neck like a stretched piece of chewing gum.
Crow: Yes, instead of suffering by comparing ourselves, we should be happy and make the most of what we have.