Appreciation in nature’s unusual happenings:
News of a bee
In an ordinary, rainy morning in Seattle, as I was waiting for a bus, I noticed something not so ordinary among nature’s usual happenings.
The misting rain fell upon my head as I walked under a tree for some shelter from the droplets. I was thinking to myself, “I hate the rain here because I do not want to get wet. Why must Seattle be curse with such moisture in the air.” Then my spiral of negative thoughts were interrupted as I noticed something moving on the gray moss covered bark upon this beautiful medium size tree.
I observed the little yellow and black creature as it crawled up and up. The little antennae of the tiny bee wiggled as he made his way through the crowd of ants going the opposite direction.
I do not really know why the bee chose to walk up a tree instead of using his wings. I could understand if the tree was a flower, he would be pollinating it, but he was climbing the side of a tree. Perhaps, his wings were broken. Then again, maybe he was a lonely bee who was traveling back to his hive. I am not sure what the insect’s reasoning was, all I know is he had a purpose.
I don’t think like a bee, but this little winged being taught me a lesson in determination. When things around me are going wrong, it helps to find another alternate route or way of handling the situation.
We must realize that other people’s actions are not our responsibility. Only our reaction to their actions is our responsibility but sometimes we get caught up in the moment and our anger over takes us.
It takes strength to find the positive among the thing that is keeping you down. But, with determination and awareness to your own thoughts you can climb that tree too get to where you are going.
Every person has a story. No one really knows the pain another has been through. But, that story can be turned into something that makes us a better person.
I want encourage everyone that reads this to not give into to the negative that whispers into your mind. Negativity can destroy a life like poison injected into the veins. This poison will prevent you from having strength to climb the tree or move your mountains.
Be strong and fight the good fight with positive attitudes and reactions and climbing that tree will be easy for you.