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The Buzzard, the Bat & the Bumble Bee

on June 14, 2012

If you put a BUZZARD
in a pen 6 feet by 8 feet
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.

******************

The BUMBLE BEE,
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 persisits 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.

******************

In many ways, we PEOPLE are like
the BUZZARD, the BAT, and
the BUMBLE BEE.

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,
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!

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16 responses to “The Buzzard, the Bat & the Bumble Bee

  1. Claire Cappetta says:

    It reminds me of the crabs in bucket, put one in and he’ll climb out but put more in and they will drag him back into the bucket.. not letting him escape, Don’t you think people can be like that too?
    Thanks for a thought provoking post 🙂

  2. catnipoflife says:

    Thanks for sharing about the crabs! Yes, I totally agree:>)

  3. yeah yeah yeah … great!
    Eric

  4. jcalberta says:

    brilliant … inspired … uplifting.
    all qualities i appreciate.

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