Why Not Deliver A Miracle to A Little Creature?
I know you are enjoying exploring my suggestion to “Play God” this month. Let’s help an animal out!
You can tell a person’s character by how they behave toward lives they do not “need”, especially when that life is an animals. Let me be clear. Being nice to YOUR dog isn’t that amazing. It’s YOUR dog. It serves a purpose for you.
Let’s bring some light and hope to an animal that has no right to expect it of you. Let’s surprise and delight something smaller than us!
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Pick A Creature, Great or Small…
I don’t like bees. It’s not personal. I don’t like wasps or anything that flies and bites. But…2 months ago it was 107 degrees here in Australia and my husband and I went swimming. We are blessed to have the beautiful Murray River in our backyard with a boat ramp.
Every time we get in, we have to be careful of the bees. They gather at edge of the cement ramp to get easy water (it’s DRY here!). Lately, we have had a lot of motorboats and wake boats on the river towing water skiers. They cause MASSIVE wakes and waves to wash onto our property’s edge.
Those waves wash bees out into the river to drown :-(.
Bees can’t see the waves coming. Bees can’t call for help. They didn’t do anything WRONG.
When I swim, I now Play God as Bee Lifeguard. I scan for those washed offshore on high waves, swim out with branches and return them to shore.
On the day I took this photo, I saved 9 of the 10 creatures I swam for. 8 bees and 1 wasp. This is a picture of Bee #1. It took him a long time to recover and get the water from his air sacs (they don’t have lungs) and dry his wings.
It humbled me immensely to realize that IF a bee could pray, they WERE praying and I was sent to answer. It had a holy quality that even kept my husband from teasing me about spending my swim time saving creatures I’d let him kill in the house.
And I was sad over the one that didn’t make it.
I wasn’t fast enough. He got swept so far out, I had to swim hard with a stick between my teeth. I lost sight of him but didn’t give up.
The Universe takes care of us the same way. God will send help after you if you ask and you need it.
While writing this, I realized I’ve done this for years with…worms! After a hard rain they get washed out of their homes onto the sidewalk. If the sun comes out, they can dry out before they can make it back to safety. That always struck me as wrong too.
Looking at a worm going the wrong way, knowing he won’t make it? I can’t do nothing. It must be the coach in me. I’ve tossed worms back in the shady grass for 30+ years (and yes I wash my hands after).
SHOW Something Love. Be a Miracle for Some Creature.
Final story. Last week I got some cheap steaks. They were “meh.” My husband ate both his and I had one left. We decided to chuck my medium-well outside, knowing there is a feral cat on our property who would likely hit the jackpot.
It felt AMAZING to go outside together and fling it to the grass. SOMETHING would be fed!
Play God for ONE Animal
P.S. I am happily surprised to see how consistently I help animals like this. I’ve never done it consciously but I keep doing it because it feels wonderful. Consider making it a new habit. It’s a way to focus on something easy but meaningful in these troubled times. What you do for the the least of your brothers & sisters is what the world does back for you.
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