Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chicken Scratch

After tossing the leftovers in the yard for the chickens to devour, I hung around for no particular reason other than to watch them scratch and scurry to feed themselves.  And then the life lesson started.  One hen in particular never once looked at the ground.  She kept chasing another chicken around the yard to take the food that it had.  When that chicken wouldn’t relinquish its find to the greedy hen, the hen went on to the next chicken trying to take its morsel of food.  All the while the hen never noticing that she was stepping all over the exact same food that she desperately desired to take from the other chickens.  If only she would have looked down.
What a scenario for our every day lives!  How often to do we run around chasing what others have?  That beautiful morsel that they hold in their beak seems so desirable to us at the time that we just have to have it.  We leap over obstacles and dart around corners and clumsily squawk our way towards the prize we covet.  Little do we know that we too are stepping all over what has been laid at our feet especially for us.  
“Better one handful with tranquility that two handfuls with toil and
chasing after the wind.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:6


  1. My son & daughter-in-law do not have the internet yet,I may have to print this out for them,I love have you`ve put together the message,phyllis

  2. Thank you! That means a lot. I hope they enjoy it as well.