Saturday, April 14, 2018

Converted By The Ethical Geese

A  L  O  H  A !
 "Individual empowerment results 
from quality honking"
             Dr Robert McNeish,
                            "Lessons From Geese" 

" The snow goose need not 
bathe to make itself white. 
Neither need you do 
anything but be yourself."
              Lao Tzu

"Treat people like mirrors 
and watch how you 
reflect in their eyes. " 
                  Nnamdi G. Osuagwu

Linking to


"A flock of wild geese had settled to rest on a pond. One of the flock had been captured by a gardener, who had clipped its wings before releasing it. When the geese started to resume their flight, this one tried frantically, but vainly, to lift itself into the air. The others, observing his struggles, flew about in obvious efforts to encourage him; but it was no use.

Thereupon, the entire flock settled back on the pond and waited, even though the urge to go on was strong within them. For several days they waited until the damaged feathers had grown sufficiently to permit the goose to fly.

Meanwhile, the unethical gardener, having been converted by the ethical geese, gladly watched them as they finally rose together and all resumed their long flight."
           Albert Schweitzer

Resume YOUR Flight Now, Wanderer. 
And thank you for
sharing your journey
 with our flock,
on this little pond.
                       Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

The Albert Schweitzer story filled my eyes with tears. Lovely. Thank you.

biebkriebels said...

Funny to see the two of them together.

Filip Demuinck said...

Geese floating, nice pictures.


Sandi said...

We have two geese who live in our pond. I love them, but they poop everywhere!

RedPat said...

A sweet story! Thanks, Cloudia!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Now that is goosy altruism!

William Kendall said...

I like that story- fitting coming from him.

Cloudia said...

Thanks to each of you for being a heart friend <3

Mike said...

Sandi is right. They poop EVERYwhere.

Lea said...

Beautiful photos, and I like the quotes, too!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the geese story. It is great seeing the migrating birds.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks also for the comment. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Marleen said...

What a gorgeous pair!

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, happy mates set to a life of honk, honk and swimming on together! Here's to us all wandering on and on! Life is grand.

Teresa said...

Great post! Love the ethical geese!

Linda said...

Great story! Our pond has a family of Canada Geese plus one domestic geese. When they fly off, the white goose can only fly for hundred yards or so and then turns back. The others rise into the sky, fly in a big circle, and come back to join the white goose. They live here year round and have been together for years.