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Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Buzzard, The Bat and the Bumblebee...

I received this post in an email from a friend today.
She thought of my struggles.
I in turn thought of several of my blogging friends who too are struggling...

THE 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 BAT:
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 flash!

THE BUMBLEBEE:
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
itself.

PEOPLE:
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!

Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up!
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust.

If my blogging friends need to look up...I will be here just as you all have been for me. Reading your comments this last couple of weeks has left me speechless. The support you all show me is just so profound...I can't thank you enough.
now ...
shall we?

20 comments:

Tamara Jansen said...

I'm looking! I'm looking! Lovely post, Tootsie......and I am so IMPRESSED that you know how to drive big tractors. I think my 3" high heals would be a bit of a handicap.

Diane said...

That's a wonderful post Tootsie! ♥ Diane

mishebe said...

Great post Tootsie. . About those Happy pills. I fought not taking them for 2 years. And finally decided to do it. Reasons, early menopause, stress, migraines.. I have been on an antideppressant for a year and it has REALLY helped me level out. Not one to take pills, i feel this one makes my life and people around me a little easier. But it is a personal decision. Now if i could find a wrinkle creme or firming miracle for my neck...... lol mishelle

~♥~ Monica S said...

What a great story.. Look up!

Today is saturday.. my kids are facing a weeke of winter vacation next week... and today I am planning to bake a little.. maybe make a cheece-cake!! If I do.. I will take pictures of course.. ;-)

Have a great weekend!
MOnica

Jessica said...

Hi gorgeous!

This post was beautiful~ I'm keeping you in my prayers, as always.

BIG HUGS FROM ME & THE GENIUS!

Love, J

Darla said...

Well, now that was good timing! Wonderful words of Wisdom in this email. Prayers for you and yours.
I too, took many anti-depressants for 12 years after losing my husband, now, I am proud to say, I give myself vitamin therapy. Don't know the situation, but for any of you out there, happy pills don't have to be forever! There is a time for everything.

TWB said...

I'm an avid reader of your blog and you've been TAGGED!!!

Please wirte 6 interesting things about yourself, tag 6 more people, and then let them know they have been tagged.

Let's keep this circle going.

Get to writing!

squawmama said...

Tootsie this was a beautiful and meaningful post... So glad that you posted it for so many people that need to hear it... Words of Wisdom...Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

xinex said...

So true, Toots! Have a nice weekend!..Christine

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Wonderful post Toots, so true!

Happy To Be said...

GM, Toots I am looking up..Help!! I fallen down and can't get up!! Great message in this post today..now I better go as Gina is coming for the weekend and I need to spray Pine-sol by the door so she think I have been cleaning..Have a great day dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Tootsie,
This is a lovely inspirational post!

And your eyes are beautiful in the post below!

vintagewindow said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.

Kris

artis1111 said...

I did not know this !! I have to tell hubby,Kathy

Helen said...

I loved this .. and you could give all of us a lesson in the perfectly artful application of eye makeup!

marty39 said...

What a fabulous post. I have copied it and plan to keep it near me always. I TRY to remember to always look up, but sometimes I fail. I really appreciate this, I think we all need it at times. Hugs, Marty

debbie said...

DEAR TOOTSIE,
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO YOUR BLOG.
I LOVED YOUR POST....EVERYONE COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS POST....
I HAVE A BUMBLE BEE PIN THAT A FRIEND GAVE ME....I RESEARCHED THE BEE SINCE MY NAME IS DEBBIE...
ONE THING ABOUT THE BUMBLE BEE ON A POSITIVE NOTE......IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE BUMBLE BEE TO FLY....THE BODY IS TO BIG FOR THE WING SIZE.......IT IS A MIRACLE OF THE CREATOR GOD THAT THE BUMBLE BEE CAN FLY.....EVERYTIME I SEE A BUMBLE BEE...I SMILE AND THINK...THERE GOES A MIRACLE....LIFE IS A MIRACLE AND SOMETIMES ALONG THE WAY WE NEED MEDICINE TO HELP US LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST.
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

onlymehere said...

This is such a good reminder for us all Tootsie! When I'm in the deep pit of despair sometimes I forget to look up at the one who can pull me from it! Thank you for this message today. Cindy

LisaLisa said...

Hi,I'm a friend of the wonderful Muse and I have just posted a blog about her..please drop by and show her your support and love. Thanks and yes I will be back what a Wonderful blog :)))

momstheword said...

I love this. I don't think I could make it through my day without looking up to Him.