Inspirational Thoughts for 1/11/19
by Patricia Feager
Have you ever driven a car and something catches your eye that is so beautiful you just have to stop the car? That is exactly what happened to me this evening driving home from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. Some type of creative force was so powerful I had to pull a U-Turn to make sure I didn't miss it. I parked the car. As I crossed the street, the image that caught the corner of my eye seemed to disappear. I kept walking, hoping that what I saw was over the slight hill. I was right. There before my eyes was the most beautiful winter sighting I have seen in a long time.
I started driving early this morning to Denton to take care of business, and then to the University of Dallas, my alma mater where I graduated in December 2002 to meet with a Professor at the Business Office. It rained all day today. It didn't seem to bother the ducks at all nor was I inconvenienced. I let the rain fall over me. How do these creatures survive living in a pond? There is no roof over their head, television, computer, a nice warm bed, nothing but the shadow of trees. And yet there is solitude, peace, and quiet. The landscaping took my breath away. I did not want to leave but in my soul, I knew it was time to go. And just like that, everything became clear. People are like ducks. Adjustments are part of life. They can paddle their way through survival.