Sunday, February 6, 2011

One bitterly cold morning Hawk and Blue jay were huddled up desperately trying to stay warm.  Natural enemies, Hawk and Blue eyed each other suspiciously.  They knew if they huddled together, their chance of surviving the cold was much better than if they stayed alone.

Blue inched a bit closer to Hawk but Hawk would have none of it.  His natural predator's instincts kept him wary.  The wind began picking up speed and each bird realized it was now or never.  Friend or foe.

Blue gathered all his muster and inched closer to Hawk.  Both strong, both territorial, both freezing to death.  What could Hawk do?

He did what his instincts directed him to do.   And alone he faced the biting cold.

The moral of the story is that together so much more can be accomplished.  Every now and again it would behoove the human race to go against our instincts and do something that is for the better good of all instead of self.


9 comments:

Casey said...

AMEN TO THAT.....

Bossy Betty said...

Great thoughts!

Nekkid Chicken said...

Amen to that, Sister!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. It is going to be a beautiful day here in South Texas.

Take care,
Mal

Out on the prairie said...

A very poignant statement, really nice thoughts.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Amen to that, Cathy... We are all so 'into ourselves' --that we can't stop to think about others all around us... Wonder why we all can't just get along????? Seems so simple.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

Great fable -- or is it parable? Anyhow -- the message is so true.

AlexOngNYC said...

Sometimes I need a reminder that our natural instincts are happiness and love.

Alex
Breakfast Every Hour

Dawn said...

GREAT post and thoughts!!!!! Lesson to be learned (for me:))

Beyond My Garden said...

Nice story. expand it and make a children's book.