My thoughts have been about Eagles.
There has been an Eagle hanging around the ranch. He is beautiful and we can learn so much from these birds. It has been good for me to think that we can "Fly" if we put our minds to it and if we have God on our side.
It is said that Eagles can see up to 1 mile away. They have keen vision. They are always watching. We must have a vision that guides and leads us to all our goals. Our vision must be keen, big and focused. A big, focused vision will produce big results.
They are Fearless.
Eagles will never surrender to the size or strength of its prey. Need I say more!
They are Tenacious.
Eagles are persistent, determined, and strong willed. Eagles rise to great heights. I want to aim for the stars.
They are Full of Life.
Just looking at them, from a distance, gives me peace. They are strong and are not afraid of anything.
They work Together.
During mating season, the male and the female Eagles, build their nest together. This is one of my favorite characteristics of Eagles. They work together. (http://www.defenders.org/bald-eagle/basic-facts)
Eagles make sure that their young are fed and taken care of. They are leaders. They help their young grow into mature eagles. We need to teach, and guide as the Eagle parents do. They never stop giving challanges, but the never give-up empowering and directing.
My take home message to you and to me:
IF we all soar like an Eagle everyday, if we seek a Godly vision, if we are full of life, if we work together and if we nurture the world would be a better place. Stronger, more focused individuals make stronger families. Stronger families make stronger, healthier communities. As Les Brown reminds us, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."