This is where I blog about something silly yet stimulating and let you know what the life lesson is. The life lesson can help you with your personal and/or professional lives.
February 23, 2014
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I live in the country and nature surrounds me. I love it because I see so many types of animals. We have wild turkeys that pass through the yard every day. YES, WILD TURKEYS. They almost look like vultures because they are not that colorful like the ones on television. I believe they are females since they are kind of ugly. I was always told that the colorful and pretty birds were male to attract females. Not sure if that’s true… Anyhow the one detail that I noticed is that there is never one alone. EVER! As soon as I see one peeking out of the woods, I wonder wow why is that one by itself and THEN here comes the tribe. They are very smart and strategic. The one comes out of the woods and scopes the area out to be sure they are all in the clear. Then it waits for all the others to come out single file line one by one carefully to move away from the woods and across the street into the field. Then the “look-out” follows all the rest of them.
It’s quite amazing if you think about it. They work together and being sure they stick together without any one of them getting hurt or left behind. That reminds me of the Disney movie, “Lilo & Stitch”, you know what they say “Ohana” means family and no one gets left behind or forgotten. Those turkeys really know the meaning of Ohana.
Then it made me think about how humans have the “Me, Myself, & I” mentality and think they’ll get far with that attitude. Seriously, that negative attitude will get you in trouble. A friend of mine was having a hard day and said, “I don’t care about anyone and THEIR problems!” Whoa!! My heart was crushed… That’s the reason why that person is so down and having a hard day.
The attitude you have in life can either make you drown or float.
YES, I think I’ll float. Thank you very much!
I’ll let you in on a secret of life – You can’t do everything yourself, not even life. Even if you are a complete and utter introvert, you still have your familiar 1-3 cohort that you rely on. You really shouldn’t do life alone. I mean even God created Eve for Adam. Life is much too hard to be on your own. EVERYONE needs someone. That’s love. Love is much needed in life, that’s what life is.
If you find yourself hating the world and life becoming much too hard to deal with. Remember you’re not in it alone. There is someone that loves you and cares for you. There is someone in the same boat as you. When you start feeling down and nothing is going your way during the day, remind yourself that there is good, joy, love, and positive things in life. Only YOU can make the happiness that will create a beautiful day and outlook on life. I know it seems sappy but it’s the honest TRUTH. You have to love yourself to love others and you have to look for the good in situations. Believe me, I’ve seen children with cancer firsthand and I have seen traumatic horrifying events. Does this change my attitude on life? Not at all because it was then when I had seen that you can’t do life alone. Hold on to what you have in loving relationships and friendships because they are so precious. There is a reason for everything.
I hope this wasn’t too mushy, sappy, or uncomfortable for you but I think that we all need a bit of a reminder now and then how attitude can make such a difference in our lives.
Attitude is something you take wherever you go – to work, to school, to the grocery store, in the car, etc. Think about where you need to tweak your attitude. It makes all the difference!
- Have you ever been in a difficult situation and say, “I don’t want to be here!” How do you react?
- Have you felt so lonely you just didn’t know what to do? Who do you go to?
- Have you ever felt like a TURKEY? That’s right be that turkey not that chicken. LOL – Oh man, I crack myself up! Wow, no pun intended.
Seriously, let me know how your attitude has been lately.
Lillian De Jesus
7 thoughts on “Stimulating Sunday – Life Lesson”
Great uplifting story Lillian and not too sappy at all. You are so right about the me first in our troubled society. I know I can be guilty of it to but more often than not I try to think is this a positive interaction I am about to have? It is as they say hard work to be negative all the time and much healthier to bring positive things into your life.
Have a wonderful day.
Hey there Lawrence!
So happy to see you stopped by! You’re absolutely right that it’s hard work to be negative all the time. How draining is that?!
Thanks so much for sharing your insight.
Take care and have a wonderful day as well,
I really enjoyed reading your post. It’s sometimes hard but I do believe you can have a good attitude and see something good in almost everything that happens. Although we don’t seem to be able to see it at the time, it will reveal itself in time.
I guess a little sappy from both of us, but that’s okay too.
Thanks Monna! Glad you liked the post. Being sappy is ok sometimes!
Hi Lillian, this is the a beautiful post about love. We do all need someone and love make the difference. We also need to keep our attitudes in check. If we see ourselves slipping into a funk, start thinking of things we’re grateful for. No one wants to be in a “foul” mood, or submit someone else to it either. And they said turkeys were dumb… looks like they’ve got the family/community thing down right.
Isn’t it funny how the turkeys take care of each other?! Better than some humans…