Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Lessons From A Duck

I was listening to a podcast by Ps Craig Groechel and heard this really great story. Thought I'd share it with you:

There was a duck that was late in leaving to join the other ducks that were migrating.
He had to fly alone and was caught up in a snow storm. He grew really tired and his wings began to freeze. The poor little duck crashed into the earth to what looked a sure, slow and agonizing death lying in the snow.
The duck heard a sound... the sound of a cow who stood over the poor bird. The next moment the cow pooped on the duck.
Great, not only was the duck freezing to death but now he was covered in dung too!
But that dung melted the snow and started to defrost the ducks wings.
With excitement the duck began to cry out... but this attracted a cat, who dug the duck out... and ate him.

3 things we learn from this story:

1) Not everyone who drops dung on you is your enemy.
2) Not everyone who digs you out is your friend.
3) If you're covered in dung, shut-up!

How have these 3 lessons played out in your life? I'd love to hear your story.
Leave a comment and let's get the conversation rolling.

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