Seagull on Dock

Seagull on Dock (Photo credit: donireewalker)

I’ve recently been reading Andy Andrews book “The Noticer.”  It’s a brilliant, thought-provoking book that I thoroughly recommend.

In it, the main character, Jones, tells this simple illustration.

“Five seagulls are sitting on a dock.  One decides to fly away.  How many are left?”

“Well… Four.”

“No,” Jones responded, “There are still five.  Deciding to fly away and actually flying away are two different things.”

Isn’t that the truth?

Have you ever decided to change, but didn’t?

Have you ever decided to make a greater contribution, but didn’t?

Have you ever decided to speak out on an important issue, but didn’t?

Have you ever decided to pray more, exercise more or eat less, but didn’t?

I know I have.

Deciding to fly away and actually flying away are two different things.

Today, I want to encourage you to decide to fly.

And then… fly!

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