Monday, April 6, 2015

Motivational Monday - Another Lesson from Martha

I recently was visiting with a friend, she follows my blog and knows about Martha.  She was asking me my opinion on a subject and why I felt the way I did about it.   I couldn't find the right words or way to explain it, other than using a Martha analogy.  

You know Martha is very independent - she goes about her day, doing what she wants the way she wants to do it.  I never see her pecking at other hens (roosters, yes...) she finds her own spots to scratch around in, her own brambles or bench to lay her eggs on and she struts around the yard like she owns it.  At night she goes back to the coop to roost and rest with all the other chickens.  

I like to think I'm like her.  I like to do the things I do the way I do them - I don't want to compete with others.  Oh, I'm happy that another hen has her own coop, finds some treats scratching around and that she is happy doing her own thing.  I just don't want to go to her coop to roost.   

I said to this friend, "you know, if I took Martha to the county fair and lined her up on the judges table with all the other hens....she would not like that!" and, I don't either.  

This is yet again a lesson I learned from watching Martha.  Look for pleasure in the things you do and in the way you do them.  In doing this, you will gain confidence in yourself and your own abilities.  Don't look around and compare yourself to other hens - there is no joy in that.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

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