A few days ago I spent time enjoying a group of ducks swimming around a lake. As I watched them feed, and preen, and rest, I realized ducks are rarely alone. Despite the occasional squabble punctuated by loud quacking, they stick together.
I smiled as my mind briefly flashed on the faces of the characters from The Wizard of Oz…an imperfect bunch who loved and supported each other through every twist and turn.
Like the ducks, we humans also rely on our families, friends, and communities to help us foray through life’s adventures. We hold each other up, cheer each other on, and support each other through our good times and our challenging times.
As I reflect back on 2017 and anticipate the possibilities of 2018, I’m so very grateful for those who surround me. I envision a glorious new year for all beings on our planet as we continue our amazing adventure.
And I suspect, like the ducks, we’re stronger together than we are alone…
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