"I can see now that instead of being like Sniff and Scurry, we were like Hem. We stayed where we were and didn't change. We tried to ignore what was happening and now we are in trouble. We could have taken a couple of lessons from Haw -because we certainly couldn't laugh at ourselves and change what we were doing."
Laura, who had become a successful businesswoman, had been listening, but had said very little until now. "I thought about the story this afternoon too," she said. "I wondered how I could be more like Haw and see what I'm doing wrong -- laugh at myself, change, and do better." Then she asked, "I'm curious. How many here are afraid of change?" No one responded, so she suggested, "How about a show of hands?"