(The chicken does not forget its benefactor during the rainy season)
The raining season especially in the eastern part of Nigeria (Igbo land) is usually welcomed with mixed feelings. Some creatures are always glad it came, while others are not to cheerful because of the havoc or discomfort it might cause to their plans and businesses. These creatures include human beings and some animals.
The native chicken ( Ọkụko) does not really like to feed or perform any activities in the rain. Whenever it rains , the native hen will take it’s chicks to a very safe place to cover them against cold . So because of this the hen is always grateful to whoever accommodated them and feed them during the rainy season when it is pretty difficult for them to move freely in search of foods due to constant rain.
To illustrate this proverb with a human angle: when someone rendered a selfless help to us, when we are really helpless and desperate, and the help in turn changed our lives and destinies for good. It is expected of us to show the person appreciation both in kind and with material gifts. The bottom line is that we should show appreciation to people who helped us when all hope seemed to have been lost. ‘’okuko anaghi echefu onye foro ya odu n’udummiri.
When you are still struggling as individual to push your business , career, and vocation to the next level, there will be so many ups and down on the way and some good spirited individuals who take it upon themselves to encourage you
either through their prayers, financial support, moral , and advisory support to help you achieve your goal and remain on top of the ladder of success. Always remember to show your appreciations to such good people.
Moral Lesson: Always remember to show gratitude to those who helped you in your trying times. So that they will be motivated to do more for you in the future.