Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message…today and every day, we have the opportunity to be optimistic and excited about what a new week, a new month, and a soon a New Year will bring. What I do know is one thing: the newness in our life will only be what we make it to be. We cannot change some situations, but we can change our reaction to it.
We cannot change some people, but we can change how we think about them and how they have an impact on us. We cannot change a lot of things, but we can change a lot of things. Make this the week you set your new course. This is the week to make miracles happen or at least start to happen. Let’s make it a great week!
One day a farmer found an eagle’s egg and brought it home. He placed the eagle’s egg together with some chicken eggs to be hatched. The little eagle was hatched together with the other chicks. He began his life like the other chicks and the mother hen. He followed the ways of the chicken; he ate, walked, crowed, and moved like all the other chickens. One day an eagle flying nearby saw the little eagle mingling together with the chickens. He flew down to talk to the young eagle. All the chickens ran away because they were terrified of the eagle.
The young eagle also tried to run but was stopped by the adult eagle. The adult eagle asked, “What are you doing here with the chickens? You are an eagle just like me. You can fly like me and your home is high up among the cliffs.” The young eagle said, “I am a chicken and this is where I belong, together with the other chickens. See, I cannot fly!” The adult eagle then grabbed the eagle in his claws, and with all his might proceeded to fly to the nearby cliffs. The adult eagle said, “I am going to teach you how to fly.” The flying lesson began and to his bewilderment, the young eagle discovered that he could fly.
Of course, he fell many times before succeeding. He discovered his true self with the help of the adult eagle, and never again went back to the chickens. We are all born EAGLES and are able to soar high into the heavens. We are not CHICKENS that stay on the ground looking for food, just for the day. We have a higher potential within us and we should realize it. In fact, we should be successful like the adult eagle, so that we can in turn teach other young eagles, who think they are chickens to fly. Someone once said: “The only way to help the poor is not to be poor yourself.”
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill