Are You Only Looking Forward?
I was on my daily walk to the mailbox yesterday when I spotted this calf. He was "stuck" between two trees. He wasn't in distress, he hadn't been there long. He could only look forward, to where he wanted to go. If he'd taken a step back he could have freed himself. However, the herd was in front of him, that's all he could see. He wanted to rejoin the herd, he wanted to go forward.
I have been stuck many times. Not between trees, but stuck just the same. It's hard to gain perspective when you can only focus on your wants. Looking ahead is always a promising perspective but you also need to remember where you came from and how you ended up, stuck.
Freeing this calf was easy. I just walked straight at him and he backed right up. Once free, he kicked at me, which must be a sign of gratitude. Off he ran. If getting yourself out of a tight spot was always this easy we'd all take more risks, wouldn't we?
©Glenda Plozay, Forest Hill Farm Products,LLC