We all have problems and worries, small and big ones. And as we tend to focus on our own sorrows, they seem especially big and important. The more we concentrate on something, the bigger it becomes.
And if you think you would prefer to exchange your worries with those of your neighbour, then read the following story:
In a village, there was a very old, strong tree.
One day, all villagers were invited to pack up their problems and worries and hang them onto the tree.
The condition, however, was to take another package instead.
At home, the packages were opened. But with consternation the villagers discovered that the problems and worries of other people seemed much bigger than their own!
And so they all went back to the tree and instead of the packages of others they took their own back and returned back home happy.
[A story from India]
What do you think? Would you like to exchange your problems with someone else, or do you prefer to keep your own?