Proverbs 6:6-9 states: “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food into the harvest.”
This line is indeed true. Surely, you have to strive like the ant in order to have a secure future ahead – “no pain, no gain,” as they say.
Although ants are obviously tiny insignificant creatures, they can be considered as models of hard work and diligence. I consider ants as pests because they are detrimental to human, we can learn something good from them. Watch them feast on our sweet breads and candies. They drag a morsel of food, trailing persistently behind the other ants. Each works to find foods to have something for the rainy days.
Ants remind me a lot of my children. I am so blessed to have industrious, prudent and frugal children. All of them strive hard and prepare for their future and I can see all their efforts bringing them rewards. I will not be surprised if in the near future they can afford to acquire properties for their future families (although my eldest is already married and have their own house) because of all the hardwork that they do.
My husband and I are so lucky to have such wonderful children – who happens to be our “gains”!