The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey....and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it
Winnie the Pooh
THE honeybee is known for ceaseless labor. Its hive is a hotbed of activity. No wonder. A single worker bee makes 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime, and a good hive will produce 50 to 60 pounds of honey to survive the winter. The work never ends!
Still, it's a little known fact that even the hard-working honeybee will find a spot on the comb, cease all activity -- and do absolutely nothing for a while!
Many of us discover that our levels of stress and anxiety rise because of the never-ending tasks that fill our days. We worry about whether we can keep up. During these moments I find it best to follow the example of the honeybee and just stop.
Sometimes I feel like I’m on a merry go round and often think it will never stop. When those times come it also seems as if anything I try to do is fruitless too.
The best thing I can do for me and others around me is just stop and take some time out. If I’m at work a little 5 minute break often works wonders. If I’m at home I can just go for a walk around outside and look at the flowers blooming everywhere or watch the birds at the feeders.
No matter what taking some time just to breathe helps for sure.
We’ve all heard about taking deep breaths when we are overwhelmed. They do help !
Tart words make no friends;
a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar