This morning, a rather warm morning I stepped out of doors to run an errand. Upon leaving the building I heard a familiar sound. The sound emanated from a flock of Canadian Geese, flying rather low, headed South. The call of the Canadian Geese was very familiar as I was reminded of my experiences while working or visiting my Aunt and Uncle on their working ranch. It was a beautiful sight and a treat to hear their call or honk.
Did you know that a flock of Canadian Geese will fly, at times, 1,500 miles in a twenty-four hour time period. A Canadian Goose is a social bird remaining in their flock throughout the year. The V formation while in flight is well known. There is a lead “honker” with the others following or drafting behind. Eventually, the honker flying “point” will wait for the others to pass him falling to last in line for a rest.
I pictured this as a metaphor, an example of a strong social behavior, teamwork, flying in formation with the intent of not only drafting but disciplined in supporting the flock. How often do we as individuals or organizations practice this type of behavior? A behavior that is supportive, organized and disciplined in the best interest of the flock.
We as beings can do the same.