I was recently in my car driving down a six lane road (three lanes in each direction), when I had to slow to stop
There were several geese crossing the road. At least a dozen of them. It was kind of cute, and as I watched them waddling across the road ever so slowly and thought that I’d really like to get to my destination, I rolled down my window and called out to the geese, “You know, you guys can fly.”
It didn’t help. They didn’t flap their wings and soar across the road at an elevation that didn’t stop traffic. However, the situation did cause me to think. These geese, even though they didn’t know it, have a lot in common with people. Sometimes, we’ve got a talent inside of us that we just fail to use, even though it would be immensely helpful.
So, today, I thought I’d encourage everyone to remember they can fly. Well, not literally of course (because you can’t; not without an airplane or a glider or some other man-made device assisting you). But figuratively. Don’t get in a rut of doing things one way and forget about the multitude of other ways you have to tackle your problems. You’ve got mad skillz (as they used to say), so trot all of them out when you need to. You’ve got that awesome, big, wrinkly brain of yours. Use it to figure out if you need to break out your figurative wings, or if walking across the road is actually the best option.
Fly high today!