Blessings in Burdens
I found this inspirational and reaffirming at the same time.
I was gifted with this piece, and I thought it is worth sharing here;
There is a fable about the way birds ﬁrst got their wings. The story goes that initially they were made without them. Then God made the wings, set them down before the wingless birds, and said to them, “Take up these burdens and carry them.”
The birds had sweet voices for singing, and lovely feathers that glistened in the sunshine, but they could not soar in the air. When asked to pick up the burdens that lay at their feet, they hesitated at ﬁrst. Yet soon they obeyed, picked up the wings with their beaks, and set them on their shoulders to carry them.
For a short time the load seemed heavy and difﬁcult to bear, but soon, as they continued to carry the burden and to fold the wings over their hearts, the wings grew…
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