The Buffalo and The Storm

The Fable, Have you heard this Native American story? Here is some insightful history for you. Enjoy


The Storm - Lee Fridinger

7/1/20232 min read

The Buffalo and the Storm: A Fable About Facing Challenges

A herd of buffalo were grazing in a field when they saw a storm approaching. The cows in the herd started to run away from the storm, but the buffalo stood their ground.

"Why are you running?" asked one of the buffalo. "The storm is coming this way."

"We're trying to outrun it," said one of the cows. "We don't want to get wet."

"But you'll never outrun a storm," said the buffalo. "The best way to deal with a storm is to face it head-on."

The cows didn't believe the buffalo, so they kept running. But the buffalo stood their ground and waited for the storm to reach them.

When the storm hit, it was strong and powerful. The wind blew and the rain poured down. But the buffalo stood their ground and didn't move. They knew that if they ran, they would only get more wet and tired.

After a few minutes, the storm passed. The buffalo were still standing, but the cows were nowhere to be seen. They had been blown away by the wind or had run so far that they couldn't find their way back to the herd.

The buffalo learned a valuable lesson that day. They learned that it's better to face your challenges head-on than to run away from them. If you run away from your challenges, they will only get stronger and more powerful. But if you face them head-on, you will eventually overcome them.

This fable can teach us a valuable lesson about facing challenges in our own lives. When we are faced with a challenge, we have two choices: we can run away from it or we can face it head-on. Running away from our challenges will only make them worse. But if we face them head-on, we will eventually overcome them.

So next time you are faced with a challenge, don't be afraid to stand your ground. Remember the buffalo, and know that you can overcome anything if you face it head-on.

Here are some additional takeaways from the buffalo and the storm fable:

  • It's important to be prepared for challenges. The buffalo knew that a storm was coming, so they were prepared to face it. We should also be prepared for challenges in our own lives. We can do this by planning ahead and by developing coping mechanisms.

  • It's important to have a positive attitude. The buffalo didn't let the storm get them down. They knew that they could overcome it, and they did. We should also have a positive attitude when we face challenges. We should believe in ourselves and our ability to overcome them.

  • It's important to have support. The buffalo were able to overcome the storm because they had each other. We should also have support when we face challenges. We can find support from our friends, family, and mentors.

I hope this blog post has inspired you to face your challenges head-on. Remember, you are stronger than you think.

-The Storm

short-coated tan dog on green grass field
short-coated tan dog on green grass field

Job 39:9-12

Job 38: 9-12 “Will the wild buffalo condescend to serve you, volunteer to spend the night in your barn? Can you imagine hitching your plow to a buffalo and getting him to till your fields? He’s hugely strong, yes, but could you trust him, would you dare turn the job over to him? You wouldn’t for a minute depend on him, would you,to do what you said when you said it?