Even Eagles Need A Push
The Power of Encouragement
A Story By David McNally
Very often we human can learn a thing or two about raising our young from nature.
God in His ever loving kindness demonstrates this through His eagles – birds of prey that command the sky. Before that status could be attained, young eaglets
have to be pushed to overcome their initial fears of flight.
This is the story that you’ve got to learn that “you’ve got to be cruel in order to be kind” or why it is necessary to understand “roots to grow & wings to fly’.
The old adage of “Spare the rod & spoil the child” is also aptly applied in this story.
The eagle gently coaxed her offspring toward the edge of the nest.
Her heart quivered with conflicting emotions as she felt their resistance to her persistent nudging.
“Why does the thrill of soaring have to begin with the fear of falling?” she thought.
This ageless question was still unanswered for her.
As in the tradition of the species, her nest was located high upon the shelf of a sheer rock face.
Below there was nothing but air to support the wings of each child.
“Is it possible that this time it will not work?” she thought.
Despite her fears, the eagle knew it was time. Her parental mission was all but complete.
There remains one final task . . . THE PUSH.
The eagle drew courage from an innate wisdom. Until her children discovered their wings, there was no purpose for their lives.
Until they learned how to soar, they would fail to understand the privilege it was to have been born an eagle.
THE PUSH was the greatest gift she had to offer. It was her supreme act of love.
And so, one by one she PUSHED them . . . And they FLEW.
SOMETIMES WE NEED THE PUSH.
IT CAN BE THE GREATEST GIFT YOU EVER GIVE.
IT WILL CHANGE A LIFE FOREVER.
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The Importance of Knowing Why “Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly”.