The Belly and the Other Members, a tale by Aesop, a Greek slave who lived some 2,500 years ago is still timeless today. I have several collections of Aesop’s tales and I’ll be sharing some of my favorites over the next few days. I hope you enjoy thinking about them as much as I do. ✨ It is said that at one point in time, the various members of the human body did not work together amicably as they do now.  On one occasion, the members began to be critical of the belly for enjoying an idle life of luxury while they all had to spend all their time laboring for its support and administering to all its wants and pleasures. ✨ The members went so far as to decide to cut off the belly’s supplies for the future.  The hands were no longer going to carry food to the mouth, nor the mouth to receive, nor the teeth to chew it. ✨ Lo and behold, in a short time, after they agreed to starve the belly, one by one the parts began to flip flop as the whole body began to waste away. Finally, the members all concluded that the belly, as cumbersome and useless as it once seemed, had an important function of its own, and they could no more exist without it, than it could survive without them.✨ The Moral of the Story? Teamwork benefits one and all. ✨

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