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Friday, March 9, 2012

The Story Of Geese - You Really Need To Read This

I am going to share one of my very FAVORITE STORIES with you.
The Story of GEESE
Here goes;

Next fall, when you see Geese heading South for the Winter, flying along in V formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way:
As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following.
By flying in V formation the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share a common direction and a sense of community can get where they are going, more quickly and easily, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone ... and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are.
When the Head Goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
It's sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs with people or with geese flying south.
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
What do we say when we honk from behind?
Finally...and this is important...when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshots, and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until it dies; only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.
If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

Don't you wish everyone you knew followed these kind, loving
and simple guide lines?
Wouldn't this world be a better place ? 

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  1. SO right with the geese story. Thanks for life lesson and teaching me that we should all be kinder to those who honk from behind. :)

  2. maria pope

    i don't believe i know you.
    i must come to visit.

    thank you for the comment

  3. oh how i love this story and all the metaphors!
    what a day brightener

  4. A very poignant story Renee. I live in an area where there are a lot of geese. There are a couple of small lakes and a walking trail across the way. I love to see them flying; however they do not leave in the winter anymore. Global warming? I don't know, just that they stay in Kansas City all winter long!

    We do need to be more like them just as the story suggests!

    Art by Karena

  5. karena

    that's interesting.
    i have egyptian gees that escaped 2o yrs ago from a Seattle zoo.

    they are my faves.
    i must do a blog on them.
    i have taken lot's of snaps.


  6. deb - 5th and state

    isn't it the most beautiful???


  7. Having the sense of a goose? Too cute, Renee. Sadly, most humans think too hard and fail to realize what is instinctive in foul & animals. Big mistake! Love one another, that is what HE told us to do, the only thing said from the cross.

  8. spenderosa


    big hugs

  9. I loved this story. This reminded me of a story about two geese in world war II. I can't remember the book, but it was a classic. Now I will go crazy trying to remember the name.
    I enjoyed this.

  10. la petite

    i knew you would love it as i did.


  11. I loved this!!!!!!! I always wanted one of those French Gray ones with the orange beaks a Toulouse Goose.Maryanne xo

  12. La Petite Gallery - was it The Snow Goose? The sweetest, saddest story by Paul Gallico?
    Renee have you ever watched team cycling? Le Tour de France? That is exactly how they ride and win. Teamwork will always take you further than running alone! Hugs Jules xxx

  13. beadboard....
    just one more thing we just MUST HAVE!!!!!


  14. jules

    yes....not doing difficult things alone....
    sure makes life more like 'a joy'
    instead of 'just life'.


  15. Especially amazes me in traffic, now with hi gas, how people won't let people in & blah-blah.

    If we don't help our fellow drivers we ultimately hurt ourselves with more gas usage.

    Really ironic when it's a Prius owner driving like an A@#H*&^.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

  16. This is INCREDIBLE. I am fascinated and in awe and now they are welcome to my propoerty! Boy could we learn from them as a society is right. I am copying this and emailing this to my email list...I think this is something every one should know. Thanks Renee!

  17. What a brilliant analogy Renée.....we really should all live our lives in formation....the geese have really got it right. XXXX

  18. Such a beautiful analogy, Renee. I love this story and love what you are saying.
    We do need to hold each other up when needed, and I believe that is what all good friends do. Any thing shy of this is an acquaintance.
    Thank you for sharing.

  19. enchanted tina

    i am thrilled that you 'GOT IT'
    when i first heard the story
    i cried.


  20. Anonymous10:57

    I love the sound of honking geese. It makes me stop whatever I am doing, and relish this incredible sound. Now, it means more than ever. Thank you, Renee.

  21. What an increadible motivating and touching analogy/story. Wow I am super fascinated. Thank you!! Thank you also for stopping by my blog and saying hello. So happy I found your blog.
    I will be back often.
    If you don't mind I will link back to your blog/story on my blog. I think it's so so inspiring..
    Have an amazing weekend!

    xo Edyta

  22. So I will appreciate it next time someone calls me a Silly Goose :)
    besitos, C

  23. notes from abroad,

    yes, when someone calls you a silly goose....
    consider it a compliment!!


  24. Lovely story! Silly geese are not so silly after all... I was just reading a story about the Amish community and they are very much like that. Their decision to adopt and adapt any given technology is decided as a community and with the community first and foremost in mind. Our society is one of individualism and we can all see how well that is working... sarcasm.

  25. I have always liked this story. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  26. Great uplifting story! Birds are amazing creatures!



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

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Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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