We are so fortunate to live on a beautiful lake. Part of our day entails seeing a variety of critters in our backyard and beyond. The ones who seem to draw the most attention to themselves are the Canada geese. They always travel in a group flying in, out, and about. We become part of their daily lives by the sound of their multiple wings flapping, their honking in unison echoing across the lake, and their strutting across our yard to find any yummy tidbits within the grass.
Here is some fascinating information and insight I found on 'geese and friendship'.
Fact-As each bird flaps its wings, it creates more uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock can fly 71% further than if each bird flew on its own.
Truth-There is strength, power, and safety in numbers when we travel in the same direction with people with whom we share a common goal.
Truth-It pays to take turns when doing difficult jobs.
Fact-The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
Truth-We all need to be encouraged with active support and praise.
Truth-We must stand by one another in times of need.
(Side note-I would love to give credit to the above info on the facts and truth, but this came from a sheet of paper I've held onto for years. No author was cited.)