once upon a time, there was a very lazy man in a village. he would keep trying to get food, without doing any hard work. one morning, while wandering around the countryside, he decided to steal some apples to eat. as soon as he tried to pick an apple, a farmer saw him, and started coming at him the lazy man got scared, and ran into the forest nearby to hide. while walking through the forest, he saw an old wolf with only two legs. the man wondered, how that wolf was surviving with only two legs? The wolf could not run, or feed himself, and there were threats from other animals. But he was happily crawling around. Suddenly, he saw a lion coming towards the wolf, with a piece of meat in its mouth. The lazy man climbed up the tree to save himself. But the wolf stayed because he could not run away. But the man's eyes were on stalks, as he saw the lion left the piece of meat for the wolf to eat. The lazy man felt happy seeing god's play. He started to think, that god always has a plan, set to take care of his creations. Then he believed that god must have something planned for him too. So he left to find a place to sit, and wait for someone to feed him. he waited. he waited. he waited there for two days, without any food. finally he couldn't bear the hunger, and left. He met an old sage on the way. He told everything to the sage, and asked: o wise one, god showed mercy to the crippled wolf, but why didn't he show mercy to me? the old sage answered: it's true, that god has a plan for everyone. you are obviously a part of his plan. but son, you took his signs in the wrong way. he didn't want you to be like the wolf, he wanted you to be like the lion. Sometimes in life, we can misread god's signs for us, and take them in a wrong way, but don't despair. maybe contemplate about your life so far, and think about what god signs, you have possibly misread in your life. i hope this story could shine a light on the more happier, and more successful path, that you can take in life. thanks for watching, and stay blessed.