Note the pollen baskets on its little legs…….
Now this blog is NOT all about these amazing little insects it’s about how I got to blog on this topic today in the first place.
Gary and I were sitting in the garden with a cup of tea. He was fixing his multi-tool strimmer and I was, just chilling. Then the sound of silence was broken by someone strimming in a garden and the community centre, 3 houses down, bursting into song…
I did not recognise the first couple of songs, but then they started singing …..
And at the minute the song started, our little resident bee arrived with its baskets laden with fresh harvesting…
It was as if something in my head said….look, listen, take note….
So I did.
At first I did not really understand what I was supposed to be looking at or watching out for…..then it hit me….
The weight these little insects carry, nearly crash-land, YET still manage to fly….They carry their daily harvest, no matter the weight…and return home, safe and sound with their treasure safely in their baskets….
Now WTF has that got to do with us, you may be thinking…..yes think about it..think hard….
What does the bee and its load have to do with a person??
This tiny insect goes about its daily activity, never complaining, just getting on with its share of helping its community survive. We on the other hand do nothing but moan, complain, find fault, criticize and live self-centred lives…
This little insect, carries the ‘burden’ well double the ‘burden’ considering it carries a harvest on both legs….YET…flies….no matter how heavy the load…they STILL FLY…
HOW AMAZING IS THAT……??
So what is stopping us from flying high no matter the burden we bear??
Why can we not be like a bee?? Pick up a load of supplies in our pollen baskets, struggling with the weight on the way home, off load it and crack on with the next adventure???
We can learn soooooooo much from nature……Just take the time out to sit and watch in AMUSEMENT how wonderful nature is and what precious lessons we can learn from it…not to mention the encouragement and inspiration little things can give us and TEACH us…..
JUST TAKE THE TIME OUT TO
LOOK not just SEE..
LISTEN not just HEAR
AND ENJOY….not just take for granted.
We are stronger than we think and realise we are…..
So when you are down and out and doubt…..and feel you’re at the end of your tether
……Watch a bee……they Carry Heavy Loads, still FLY and NEVER give up ……
‘Open the eyes of my heart Lord…..so I may see things in a different light…….