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A story you many need to hear:
Once there was this beautiful fish that lived in a muddy pond, but because it had been in it for so long, the fish wasn’t aware of it, it was just happy to be in water.
The fish was eating algae and although the algae made her very dizzy, gave her an upset stomach and a fever, she was used to it so she wasn’t aware of any causes of concern.
However, over time, the fish became depressed and fatigued so she decided to go to the doctor.
After several inconclusive tests and a few questions, the doctor, to his amazement, found out that the beautiful fish lived in the dirty pond feeding off of algae.
The doctor explained that a beautiful fish like her should be living in the lake where there was plenty of food to choose from. He even started naming the different foods such as insects, worms, frogs or snakes.
The doctor also explained that it would take some work to get to the lake, including not eating for a few days, but that once she was there, she would not regret the decision to leave the pond.
This was hard for the fish to hear because no one had ever referred to her a beautiful before. So, although the fish knew of the bigger body of water, the thought of leaving her familiar surroundings and taking a long journey by herself was very scary to her.
At that time, it was too much for her to consider so she told the doctor that she’d take his recommendation under advisement and left his office.
After some time had passed, the fish decided to take some action and moved to the other side of the pond. There she was happy to find a different type of algae.
However, in a short period of time, she not only began to display the same symptoms, but it became much worse. Now she had a high fever, head and body aches and a sore throat.
At first, she thought maybe it was just in her mind so she tried to will herself not to be affected by the algae, but that didn’t work.
Finally one day, she couldn’t take it any longer so she decided to go back to the doctor.
The doctor was happy to see her and was delighted to not only give her the directions to the lake, but he also provided her with tools she’d need to make the journey.
To the astonishment of the doctor, the fish told him that she was leaving to go to the lake that day. The doctor bid her farewell and wished her luck on her journey. He told her to call him if she needed him while on her trip. The fished thanked the doctor and left for her journey.
It was a very challenging journey, where at times, the fish wanted to return back to the pond, but she knew that there was nothing good for her at the pond so she continued on with the journey.
With the help of the tools that the doctor gave her, she finally arrived at the lake where she was amazed at the size of it. Not only that, just as the doctor had mentioned, she saw a buffet of things to eat.
She was very cautious at first, but in no time she devoured the new food and learned her way around the lake. To her amazement, not only did she not get sick, but the other fishes were actually complimenting her on how even more healthier she looked.
First the first time in her life, she felt beautiful.
After several weeks of being in the new lake, she was thriving, happy and having fun. She wrote the doctor a letter of thanks to which he replied with three words: Next, the ocean.
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