Recently, I was walking on the beach with my husband. We saw these little white birds. I watched them run back and forth. As the waves washed out they would run to sand uncovered by the receding wave, and peck looking for food. Then the waves would start to come back in and they would run back up the beach away from the water. Then, they wait and as the wave went back out they would look for more food. Back and forth and back and forth they continued.
It seemed to me that they were exerting more effort than they were getting back in the form of food. As I watched them, I thought there has to be a “moral to this story.” To me it seemed that what they were doing wasn’t getting them anywhere, but maybe I was wrong. They continued to go after what they needed and continued to work at it. Maybe we feel that we work too hard to get want we want. Do we give up because it is too hard or because we feel overwhelmed? How bad to you want to reach that goal? What are you willing to do to get there? What is in your way? We can learn from these birds and keep pecking away at our dreams!