Long time ago, I recall reading this good ol' story of Bakasura, from the good ol' Mahabharatha.
As you would recall, the wandering Pandavas had come upon this village called Ek Chakra, on the outskirts of which lived this man-eating asura named Bakasura. Every morning, the village folk would need to send walking to Bakasura's cave, one of their own, who at the end of this short walk in the woods, would end up being a hearty meal for Bakasura.
What I remember most is the reported conversation between a buzzing bee and this poor sacrificial villager, as this poor soul is walking gingerly onwards to Bakasura's cave one morning.
"You must be feeling awful today, sir", asks the concerned bee while buzzing. "Does it not feel bad that in five minutes, you will be sitting all ground up inside Bakasura's stomach?", asks the bee.
But to the surprise of the bee, this poor villager, by the name of Ejazswami Hydereshwar, replies thusly: "No, no. It is all very positive in life right now. Am I not taking one step forward after another? Am I not looking left and breathing, and looking right and breathing? Why, I am also able to see you, dear buzzing bee, and what a relief-giving sight you are. Also, I went potty this morning, which was so positive, and then ate idli sambhaar, which was most positive, and now, you see that cave in the distance? Now I am going to be able to enter that ancient archaeological hole in the rock, and what could be more positive than that?"
Yes, indeed, I recall so well reading this in the adventure of the Pandavas.
But it seems I am not the only one to have recently recalled this lovely tale:http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/08 ... -positive/