A mother camel and her baby were lying around under a tree.

The baby camel asked, “Why do camels have humps?”

The mother camel considered this and said, “We are desert animals so we have the humps to store water so we can survive for a long time without needing to drink.”

The baby camel thought for a moment then said, “OK, why are our legs long and our feet round?”

The mother replied, “They are suited for walking long distances in the desert.”

The baby paused for a moment longer and then asked, “Why are our eyelashes long? Sometimes they get in my way.”

The mother responded, “Those beautiful long thick eyelashes protect your eyes from the harsh desert sand when it blows in the wind.”

The baby thought and thought. Then he said, “I see. So the hump is to store water when we are in the desert, the legs are for walking through the desert and these eye lashes protect my eyes from the desert sand.  Then why do we live in the zoo?”

Here’s the deal.

We each have remarkable skills and abilities that are designed for a specific purpose.

It would be a waste not to use them.

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