The river wide holds many secrets. Nature may present twists and turns. Big boats, small boats, not so small boats. They all navigating the wide expanse of water.
The river wide
One boat Wilhelmina, so little and painted white stands out among the lot. It might seem overwhelming for petite Wilhelmina to thrive as the waves rock her from side to side but she does not give up making life on water a fun experience. If she could talk, she would most likely have stories to tell.
As with Wilhelmina, ants seem to have figured how to thrive in nature. They gather their food in summer. Makes me think that there are strategies to connect with nature and thrive.
I like the psalmist thoughts on navigating and thriving. It feels like he is sharing secrets with us.
“What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.” – Psalms 34:12-13
To read more about what the psalmist thinks the person seeking to thrive should do, aside from watching what he says, click here.
THE RIVER WIDE AND SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
Just like with ants and Wilhelmina, learning what works and doing it are fundamental traits to connect with nature and thrive and size may not matter.
Then I think, what about wit, ingenuity, and understanding? Certainly, these are some skills to nurture in order to thrive in adversity.
What other skills might we need? How do you navigate hurdles on the path to achieving your goals in spite of weaknesses? We all have these shortcomings, don’t we?
It helps to love what we do. The question is how far are we willing to go?
So much strength can come from the weak and broken and BIG DOORS ARE TURNED BY SMALL HINGES
“Ships do not sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water that gets in them.”Anonymous
As the popular adage goes, “cut your coat according to your size” . We tend to flow well with life when we recognise our limitations as well as our strengths.
Fascinating thoughts here!