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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Are you a Buzzard?


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and
is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its
ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is
that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a
run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit,
it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner
for life in a small jail with no top.


The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable
nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level
place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it
can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully,
until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can
throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like
a flash.


A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there
until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the
means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find
some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will
seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys


In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the
bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and
frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look
up! That's the answer, the escape route and the solution
to any problem! Just look up.

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.

This was shared on one of my Chihuahua groups and I really like it. So many times in our daily lives we don't look up and ask for help. Especially in our weight loss journeys. How many times do we ask for help to avoid the carb fests or to avoid temptations of cheetos (a big one for me), or to stay strong when we eat out? I have been trying to incorporate his help more and more in my live only to realize that I need it more and more. I just wanted to share this really quick before I head out for work this morning.

1 comment:

ptg said...

Kind of a neat analogy...and one I definitely like. :o)