We had a freak snow storm in Colorado this week. We accumulated six inches of heavy, wet snow typical of a late storm (May 18-19!). It probably showed over 12 inches but it melted quickly. The photo below is of “Doug the Troll” my lovely wife Desiree’ has on our deck.
About two weeks ago the local flock of starlings found our bird feeder. I was hoping for some songbirds but it is nice to have any birds in the back yard–even if they are the rather rude English Starling. Their typical behavior is to scare away one another to get to the bird seed and no other breed of bird is ever allowed near the feeder.
However, during the snow storm they exhibited a very different behavior. They lined-up on the fence, patiently waited their turn. They even allowed sparrows to partake of the bird feast.
I am telling you this because I think it is a good example for us at our places of employment and in our personal lives.
If birds, who are competing for food for their survival, can organize themselves and be congenial, then why can’t humans do so when we are working toward a common goal at the office, or in driving in traffic?
We can learn a great deal from the world, if we take the time to stop and observe.
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