Learning From Flies – You’ve Never Heard This One Before


I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot. –Nadia Comaneci

Flies everywhere! Rain showers seem to bring flies in droves to the farm. For some unexplained reason they like to congregate in the garage. There is a fly swat permanently stationed near the door, which my OCD forces me to arm myself with upon each and every exit. Before proceeding with whatever task I went out to accomplish, flies must die. The carnage is massive once the ninja warrior in me comes out. Swat left, swat right, high, low, behind the back, between the legs, I’ve got all the moves! Except one.

I can never kill the fly that lands on the swat. Every time I go to make my move, I lose.

In my somewhat warped mind, I always think to myself, “This fly is trying to tell me something.”

Then it hit me, like my swat has hit so many other flies, hard.

This fly that lands on my swat is a genius! When met with great confrontation the clever little insect meets it head on. He goes on offense, rather than flying away in fear, he comes and lands right smack on the enemy’s greatest weapon. By meeting his problems head on, he takes away the enemy’s ability to fight and secures his life, peace, and safety. All in one fell swoop!

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