Look Up to Solve Your Problems

One summer morning an amusing scene attracted my attention. A small bird was hopping up and down along the bottom of a chain link fence, trying with all his might to get into the next yard. Strangely enough, instead of flying over the top, he was trying, without success, to force himself through one of the spaces. He made several attempts until finally, looking up beyond the fence, he soared over the top.

The simple solution had been right at hand for the bird all the time, as well as its ability to make use of it, but the bird had been so intent on struggling close to the ground that it wasn't aware of the easier way—that is, not until it looked up.

Preserve Your Marriage
February 14, 1970

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