A lesson from the birds and bees

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monarda_didyma_tgb_lgOn a recent evening, I was outside talking to my husband and noticed several large moths fluttering amidst the bee balm. “Oh, look,” I said, “Moths like bee balm, too!”

“Yeah,” he said, “Yesterday afternoon I just sat here for awhile and watched all the activity. It was amazing! There were bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and hummingbird moths all buzzing around in this one bunch of bee balm.  They just took what they needed and didn’t worry about anyone else. No one was hoarding or trying to claim the best blossom. They all just got along.”

He paused for a beat and then asked, “Why can’t people be that way?”

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5 thoughts on “A lesson from the birds and bees

  1. Glenda Funk says:

    “Why can’t we all just get along?” (Rodney King). This is one of my favorite questions. I also wander why we can’t just take what we need.

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  2. Yes! Wouldn’t that be nice!

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  3. Bernadette says:

    To take only what you need is a part of human development that has not become universal. I hope to live long enough to see it.

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  4. Deb Frazier says:

    What a powerful lesson! I hope you share this with your students, I will!

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  5. franmcveigh says:

    A very powerful message! Thanks for sharing!

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