“Who Moved My Cheese” excerpt
Once, long ago, in a land far away, there lived four little characters who ran through a maze looking for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Two were mice named “Sniff” and “Scurry” and two were little people; beings who were as small as mice but who looked and acted a lot like people today. Their names were “Hem” and “Haw”. Due to their small size, it would be easy not to notice what the four of them were doing but if you looked closely enough, you could discover the most amazing things. Every day the mice and the little people spent time in the maze looking for their own special cheese. The mice, “Sniff” and “Scurry”, possessing simple brains and good instincts, searched for the hard nibbling cheese they liked, as mice often do. The little people, “Hem” and “Haw” used their complex brains filled with many beliefs and emotions to search for a very different kind of cheese, with a capital C, which they believed which they believed would make them feel happy and successful.