Many people never realize as they are watching those gaggles of geese, how the geese support each other as they fly south for the winter. As these extraordinary animals take on this monumental feat - they set a valuable example for all of us! For instance:
-the birds fly in a V formation to reduce the drag on birds flying behind the leader, saving energy and maintaing their strength
- the companions take turns in the lead, sharing the burden of leadership as well as sharing the benefits of taking the back positiobns in the arrangement
- they honk to give each other encouragement, pushing each other on the lengthy trek
- when one is sick or injured, another lands with it, to care for it until they rejoin their gaggle or join another group
Next time you see a group of geese, take a moment to savor their beauty, and make note of the powerful, loving example they set for us all!