Burdens Give Us Wings
An old legend relates that long ago God had a great many burdens which He wished to have carried from one place to another on earth, so He asked the animals to lend a hand. But all of them began to make excuses for not helping: the elephant was too dignified; the lion, too proud; and so on. Finally the birds came to God and said, If you will tie the burdens into small bundles, we'll be glad to carry them for you. We are small but we would like to help.
So God fastened upon the back of each one a small bundle, and they all set out walking across the plain to their destination. They sang as they went, and did not seem to feel the weight of their burdens at all. Every day the burdens seemed lighter and lighter, until the loads seems to be lifting the birds, instead of the birds carrying the burdens.
When they arrived at their destination, they discovered that when they removed their loads, there were wings in their place, wings which enabled them to fly to the sky and the tree tops.
They had learned how to carry their burdens, and their loads had become wings to carry them nearer to God. Burdens we carry for others may become wings of the spirit, to lift us into happiness such as we have never known.
Specially blended to give you a lift…
A cup of tea does give us a lift sometimes. And these days I need a lift up more than ever it seems. I take a lot of breaks just so I can do what I need to do. Did you know that drinking tea, preferably four cups of tea a day, is good for our health and well being
Whenever my days are burdened with worries or cares I do try to remember that I'm not carrying them alone. In prayer I can turn them over to God and he'll take care of them, truly much better than I can. He lifts your spirits to the tea.
I've lived long enough to have learned this lesson well. There is very little I can control. But I can pray and I can trust that I will get the lift I need . Prayer can also give others the lift they might need.
We all need a lift sometimes. Because we all fall, we all need a pick me upper too. Life sometimes isn't very fun. …even when you're simply feeling low, you need some help to pull out of it.
When late day doldrums zap our reserves, wouldn't be wonderful if we all could give a lift up to those that need it.
Strong people don't put others down, they lift them up.