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Ducks Quack, Eagles Soar

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength,they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Is 40:31

I recently read a story with the title of “Ducks Quack, Eagles Soar.” It is about a taxi driver who decided to give extra service to people by providing a clean taxi inside amd out; he dressed in clean, well-pressed clothes and always wore a tie; kept coffee in a thermos, and water, cokes, or juices for the riders in a cooler in the front seat; and even provided a choice of music for them to listen to! He became very successful because he chose to give special service.

He had read a book by Wayne Dyer, “You’ll See It When You Believe It.” Dyer said that if you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you’ll rarely disappoint yourself. He said, “Stop complaining! Differentiate yourself from your competition. Don’t be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.”

It does seem that ducks make squawking sounds as if they are complaining about being mired in the negative mud of daily concerns. Eagles do soar above it all. Not that they don’t have problems to confront, but there is a positive elegance and grace to them that quacking ducks don’t seem to have.

Do we live quacking and complaining? We can soar like an eagle by a change in our attitude.

“We reap what we sow .. . And let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. . .

We can soar as if we are on the wings of eagles! Imagine being able to run and not grow weary! Even if we are only barely walking, the promise is that we will not faint.

“SORROW looks back, WORRY looks around, and FAITH looks up”

GG sent this to me on a day I could use the positive direction and inspiration!!!


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