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A lesson from my daughter, the winged tiger

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My daughter brought home this story a couple of weeks back and I just loved it!

The text on the picture says: "There once was a tiger who grew wings. He didn't know what to do with them. So he flew."

This brings to mind how many of us are growing wings in this journey. We may not know what to do with them, but in the end we'll do what's natural to one with wings.

It may take some time to grow those wings and it may take less time than you think. You may struggle with your new wings for a while, but one day you'll find flying the natural thing to do with your wings and forget what it was like to not have wings.

You may be just starting to grow those wings, you may just be starting to exercise and just starting to change your eating habits.

You might have your wings established, but are not flapping them yet, you may be getting used to tracking or getting into a habit of taking a daily walk or going to the gym.

We all will eventually be at the point of flying, we will have established new habits and it's a no brainer to do the healthy things at this point.

So be that tiger! No matter where we are at wing growth, we can still find our inner growl and get it going!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ALIHIKES 3/29/2013 6:20PM

    What a great message! Thanks for sharing. Out of the mouths of children can come some POWERFUL insights and inspiration

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TRUCKERSMRS 3/29/2013 4:42AM

    This is lovely. Thank you. emoticon

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GOSPARK45 3/29/2013 3:04AM

    Great story and great analogy. Thank you, I'll keep this, for when it's time to fly....

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/29/2013 12:10AM

    Love your daughter's story and your analogy of it. emoticon

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CAMEOANDLACE 3/28/2013 11:46PM

    What a great picture and story!

Happy Easter

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FRAN0426 3/28/2013 6:05PM

    Love the blog. Your daughter did a wonderful job with her assignment, such insight for a young girl---very wise. We will get using those wings and keep living out a much healthier life---some just get there quicker than others.

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SPICEMWE 3/28/2013 12:32PM

    Love the minds of children! Thank you for sharing!!

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 3/28/2013 12:09PM

    That is fantastic motivation. I nominate your daughter for an inspirational award.


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CC3833 3/28/2013 12:02PM

    This is great and well timed! Just wrote a blog and part of it is about this now that I read this! Thanks!

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LAILATN 3/28/2013 11:40AM

    I absolutely love this. So sweet and so true!

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AKATHLEEN54 3/28/2013 11:16AM

    I love that!! Who knew your daughter was a Spark coach!! Such a great way to look at things! emoticon

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HOLLYM48 3/28/2013 11:02AM

    So True! We have grown wings and it is up to us to use them to the best of our ability!
Thanks for sharing this great blog!
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NINJA_SMOO 3/28/2013 10:50AM

  From the mouths of babes :)

Edit: Or fingers I guess...

Comment edited on: 3/28/2013 10:50:28 AM

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MPLSKEN 3/28/2013 10:48AM

    This is so awesome. I love it!
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ANDREWMOM 3/28/2013 10:41AM

    Cool! Thanx for sharing!

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