Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I was running at the park this morning and I was reminded of an experience one day years ago when we were feeding the ducks at this same park.  There was a mother duck and her babies, and several people were throwing food at her.  She became so distracted with the abundance of food that a seagull swooped down and gulped down one of her little ducklings.  I was horrified and surprised because I only thought seagulls fed on crickets and garbage at the dump.

To me this was a dramatic lesson in the power of distractions.  There are so many distractions in my life that I know keep me from fulfilling some of my life purposes.  It takes constant focus and refocusing to stay on course.   

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