A cow lived alone on an island covered with green pastures.
Every day she ate the grass of the pastures and grew fat, but every night she worried. "What will I eat tomorrow?"
This anxiety made her grow thin.
The next day she would eat the green grass again and grow fat.
And at night she would worry.
This went on day after day, month after month, year after year.
Never did the cow stop and think, "How well provisioned is my island!" Instead, she thought only, "Will there be anything for me to eat tomorrow?"
Don't be that cow!
Inspired by: The English prose version of Rumi in More Tales from the Masnavi by A. J. Arberry.
Notes: This is story 154 in the book.