Learning to share is one of the first goals in life.  Little ones do not like to share.  And it takes some great techniques to encourage them to share things with others.

That is why I find it so amazing that in our government, so many leaders have forgotten how to share.


As kids get a little older, one thing they like to do at lunch time is to see what everyone else brought for lunch.  It is a common sight at lunch to share with others what you have brought for lunch.  I have seen kiddos bargaining at the lunch table with others.

I thought of an example just with fruit.  Between several different children, an average day would see some grapes, oranges, bananas, and apples.  It would not be uncommon to see the bargaining start with I will give you five grapes for one-half of your orange.

It always works out well when each one is willing to share equally.

But every once in awhile, where you have a child or two who are more interested in their own desires than that of others, the bargaining doesn’t go so well.  And sometimes you will see the bargaining almost become bullying.  Yes,  that is what I said.  Bullying.

This is what we are seeing within our government leaders right now.  Those that only want their way and they are going to get it at the cost of all others. I am thinking some of these leaders forgot their skills learned in preschool and kindergarten.

I know a lot of people who are tired of the bickering and complaining and deceit taking place in Washington DC all for politics and not for the welfare of citizens.

It would be most beneficial for Washington DC to host preschoolers to teach them how to share – to have a refresher course in kindness – in sharing.

I mean, even my dogs know how to share!

Even Dogs Know How to Share

Just saying.

Blue Jays Caravan

As I sat enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning, I heard a little song bird come to the deck outside in beautiful song.  That is their way of letting me know that I need to put out some bird seed.

The first time that I heard one of their voices, I thought it must be a big bird outside.  But I soon discovered the hearty sound came from a song bird.  I have discovered that we have many types of birds in the woods behind our home.

birds singing

The song birds live around in the bushes and any place that they can find to stay warm in the winter months.  It amazes me how a being so small can survive through the Indiana winters at times.  But they do.  And I try to help by putting out food for them.

So I put out some seed and enjoyed the little birds coming into feed and singing songs of praise.

I walk away to get a second cup of coffee, and the next thing I know there is squawking and cawing going on.  I go to the back door, and see about eight blue jays that came into the community and had swooped down and eaten everything that I had just put out in 30 seconds or less.

I must say that I was a little upset!  How dare those big birds come and take from my little song birds!

Then I thought, what a great analogy!

Today, our country is divided on how to solve the problem of a large group that swooped down and are trying to come into our country illegally and take from those who have been here a long time.

The real problem?  Not working together to find a solution!

All the birds have to eat!  All the birds have to provide for their little ones!  How can I help the community problem?

I realized that I should have put some of the feed into the little bird feeder and put some out on the railing for the bigger birds.  The bigger birds could have eaten and the little ones would still have had some left.  (I just heard one of the song birds chirping in agreement!)

Hatred.  Hatred does a lot to the hearts of people.  Right now our hatred towards one another is bigger and stronger than trying to find a solution.  Sad but true.

I hope that our leaders will come together next week with less hatred in their hearts and more of a desire to find a solution for the problem.