I have to wonder how many times in our lives we are presented with opportunities, golden opportunities maybe even once in a life time opportunities. We see it, we maybe even realize what it is. But we look at the work that would be required, the commitment, risk or what ever and just decide that beyond our ability, give up or pass on it without even trying. We then near our end and face the “what if’s” and the “if only’s”. I am not sure do we tend to over think things. I know many to one degree or another possible lack in self confidence. See our selves as lesser than we are. As our own worst enemies, we miss out, conceding defeat with out even trying.
What got me thinking on these lines?
Again this morning I was out on the front step and was really inspired by what I saw. I saw courage, determination and strength as I have never seen before. Or maybe better put would be to say I have never taken the time to see and appreciate what was happening right in front of me.
On the sidewalk in front of me I noticed an ant. One of those pesky little insects. Now it was working, I mean almost beyond struggling. It had obviously discovered something needed back at the ant hill/colony. Now this thing was 2 or 3 times bigger than the ant itself and I imagine it must have been 2 or 3 heavier than was the ant itself. That it was bigger and heavier did not seem to even register with Mr. Ant. It saw an opportunity. An opportunity to take something “home” that must have been needed. It was undaunted by the size of the task, it just seized the moment.
I watched its difficult but steady progress for about 15 minutes. I am not sure how far or where Mr. Ant was was going but I hope he made it