The Shiniest Apple - By Vance Whitmer
In the middle of a meadow lived a marvelous apple tree. Often, people would gather at the tree and choose an apple to pick. One day, a young man visited the tree. He watched as people would reach for the lowest hanging apples, grasping them easily only to find they did not like that apple. Tossing it aside after only one bite while reach for another.
The young man studied the apples on the tree for some time. Some of the apples were too small, some too large, some bitter, and some had even fallen to the ground, doomed to rot with their discarded kin.
As the young man gazed at the tree, one apple stood