Thursday, August 21, 2014


This was sent by a friend. It seemed so true that I felt I should share it with you all.

THE                 BUZZARD
If you put  a  buzzard in a pen that is  6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at  the  top,
the bird,  in   spite of its ability to  fly, will be an absolute   prisoner.
The  reason is that a buzzard  always begins a flight from the ground with a run  of  10 to 12 feet.
Without  space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt  to  fly,
But  will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with  no   top.
THE           BAT
The   ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature  in the air,
cannot  take off from a level place.
If   it  is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle  about   helplessly and,
no    doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which  it can throw itself into  the air.
Then,   at once, it takes off like a flash.
A  bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it  dies,  unless it is taken  out.
It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying  to  find some way out
through the sides near  the bottom.
It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely  destroys   itself.
In  many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and  the   bumblebee.
We  struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never  realizing  that all we have  to do is lookup!
That's    the answer, the escape route and  the solution to any    problem...
just    look up!
Sorrow    looks back,
Worry    looks around,
But    faith looks up!
Live    simply,
love    generously,
care    deeply,
speak    kindly, and
trust    yourself .


Raj said...

absolutely. thankyou for sharing sir.

Escapist said...

Hello uncle jack !
How have you been?

Jack said...


Thanks for your supportive view.
Take care


I feel so happy to see you here. I will make effort to visit your space soon. Take care