Happy Monday! Welcome to another inspirational Monday
Here's another one from my guest of the month
I decided to study the book of proverbs. Every morning I read one chapter and I found it very insightful.
I was struck by Proverbs 6:6-8,
"Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.”.
It made me wonder, what is that is so special about the ants?
So I decided to do some research and learn what the ant philosophy is. Here's what I found out:
1. Ants never quit: If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb under, and they’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. Lesson: Never quit when you're looking for a way to get to where you are headed.
2. Ants think winter all summer: You can’t be so naïve as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering their winter food in the middle of the summer. You’ve got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun. Lesson: it is important to be realistic. Think ahead.
3. Ants think summer all winter: During the winter, ants remind themselves, this won’t last long, and we’ll soon be out of here. At the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they’ll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. Lesson: Stay positive at all times.
4. Ants do all they possibly can: How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All that he possibly can. Lesson: Do all you can…and then more!
In a nutshell: Never give up, look ahead, stay positive, and do all you can. Don’t be encumbered by history, just go out and do something wonderful.