Sunday, September 7, 2014

Some Big Lessons from a Tiny Moth

The other night, I stood with fascination at our bedroom window, watching the wind bend the trees and the jagged stripes of lightning light up the sky in the distance. Right before me, clinging with all of its might to the window screen was a tiny white moth.  The fragile, little creature's delicate wings billowed with the gusts and its entire body swayed, but it hung onto the screen with all of its might. I kept wishing that it would crawl higher up on the screen under the eave where I thought there would be better protection, but it stayed resolute, using all of its strength to cling to that vulnerable spot on the window screen. I finally walked away with worry that the little thing would finally let loose and be blown away with the storm. Yet, when I came back some 15 minutes later, the little white moth was still in the same spot, still hanging on for dear life. As I went to sleep that night, I thought of the lessons I had learned from that delicate, little moth. When you believe in something, stay firm in your convictions, relying on what you feel is right. When the storms of life blow you around, leaving you to feel pretty beaten up, stay strong and cling to your values. When things get tough, have faith. Some pretty big lessons from a tiny moth.

Please note that I'm making some changes to my blog schedule. Going forward, I am going to post once monthly at 4:00 p.m. Central Time on the first Sunday of each month. Thank you for your loyal readership.