What We Can Learn From The Birds
I love watching and taking pictures of birds. They are so beautiful to watch, and we can learn a thing or two from the birds. I have plenty of pictures to share, but for now I will add just a few.
The first set of pictures are of seagulls and doves. This last picture has two birds called the common moorhen. They are familiar to Florida and are also called the Marsh Hen or Florida Gallinule. I always see them swimming around and ducking underwater in our lake.
A few bird quotes:
“Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.”
“What kind of bird are you, if you can’t fly?” said he. To this the duck replied, “What kind of bird are you if you can’t swim?” and dived into the pond.
“Use the talents you possess – for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.”
-Henry Van Dyke
All of these quotes have such different yet important meanings. We all have bad days and good days, as well as strengths and weaknesses. We must understand that life isn’t about making everything perfect or being the best at everything. It is about using the gifts you possess and sharing them with the world. Some people are amazing painters, while others excel at math, some people are an open ear, while others are excellent communicators. No matter what you do, don’t compare yourself to that of another. The goal isn’t to be the same as someone else or better than another, but to add beauty to the world by being yourself.
Posted on July 22, 2012, in Daily Inspiration, Random Thoughts and tagged birds, doves, Florida, inspiration, life, nature, photography, photos, quotes, seagulls, thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
Very nice post! I adore the birds in Florida…. except the seagulls that migrate to Orlando in January…. those I could do without
Thanks! Those seagull pictures were actually taken in Orlando during a vacation in December.
Great post! I love it when a post catches you at just the right time. I need to hear it.
Agreed. So glad my post spoke to you 🙂 Always great to hear.
I love the Henry Van Dyke quote – definitely a good thing for all of us to keep in mind. I’m at a life crossroads right now, trying to figure out what to do next (occupation-wise) so it’s particularly timely for me.
Believe me, you aren’t the only one trying to figure out your career. It can be so frustrating, but all we can do is our best and eventually things will come together when it is time. (but waiting can be painful! Lol)
Really very nice post