Once upon a time, in a sunny meadow, there lived a little red hen. She discovered some grains of wheat and had a brilliant idea to bake some delicious bread. Eager to share the scrumptious treat with her animal friends, she asked them for help. She first approached the lazy dog, then the sleepy cat, and finally, the chatterbox duck. But they all declined, saying they had more important things to do.


Undeterred, the little red hen decided to do all the work herself. She sowed the grains of wheat, tended to them as they grew, harvested the wheat, and even took it to the mill to be ground into flour. She then baked the bread all by herself. The mouthwatering aroma of the freshly baked bread filled the



The delicious scent attracted her friends, who were suddenly very interested in helping her eat the bread. But the little red hen, remembering their earlier refusals, simply said, “No, I’ll eat it all by myself.” And that’s precisely what she did. She enjoyed every bite of her hard-earned bread while her friends watched, regretting their laziness and missed opportunity to share.

The moral of the story is clear: if you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor, you must be willing to put in the effort and not just show up when the rewards are ready.