It winked at me

You should have seen this little bird about 25 minutes before I took this photo.

It was lying on its side recovering from flying straight into a glass window at the Kirstenbosch Tea Room.

We thought that the bird was dead. But as you can see it recovered quite well.

Have you ever eagerly, and at high speed, followed an image you created in your mind that felt like the perfect space to venture into, only to be rudely awakened when you crashed into an invisible barrier?

Maybe it’s an opportunity to slow down, to reflect the reality of your experience in the mirror of your dream.

What did you expect? What happened? What was the ‘missing link’ between your vision and reality?

Could it have been prevented?

How did you recover?

Will you try it again after taking the lessons to heart? Or is it best avoided?

Which of these quotes speaks loudest to you about your experience?

• “When life shuts a door. Open it again. It’s a door. That’s how they work.” – Anonymous

• “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Defeat is nothing but education; it is the first step towards something better.” – Attributed to many people. The original source is anonymous.

The little bird flew into a closed door. It recovered and opened the door to the opportunities lying ahead for the rest of its life.

I’m sure it winked at me.

Quote of the week: “Most people miss Opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
– Thomas A. Edison

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