Life is full of little lessons. I thought of three just in the half hour it took to walk my dogs when I got home from work the other day.
The first lesson was “Find Joy in the Little Things!” Two words come to mind regarding my dogs when we start out on our walk – “wild abandon” -They do their own face plants and rub their snouts left and right in the new snow. They prance with their tails high. Makes me laugh and I realize joy is a simple thing found anywhere. And it’s infectious!
As I walked along the river I heard a lone goose honking across the way and sensed it was flying closer. Then I heard a sound I did not understand. As I was looking up for the source of the sound I was half afraid that I woud see a space ship hovering over me. I was dumbfounded when I laid eyes on a gaggle of silent geese flying over, in their proverbial V formation, with only one sporadic honker/leader. Because there was only the one goose honking I was able to hear their wings flapping and it was a very sharp, whirring sound that I had never heard before. Lesson – in a big group, quit honking and listen to the leader and you might hear the sound of wind in your wings
The final lesson: I was tired and sorta wondering how I would make it up the hill that I must climb to get home. I quit worrying about it and just trudged on, putting one foot in front of the other and suddenly I was surprised to find myself on top of the hill and didn’t even remember the struggle of the climb. It’s good to learn to take your eyes off the looming struggle and just focus on what is before you, casting your worries aside.
This ends my lesson for today students. Your homework assignment: Search out Life Lessons in your all life – you will be asked to share tomorrow!