When I served as president of the Muleshoe Classroom Teachers Association, way back last century, I used to keep members informed and up to date with a monthly newsletter. Besides TCTA (Texas Classroom Teachers Association) news and local information, I always seem to find a cartoon or quote or some little tidbit I thought members might enjoy. Going through files the other day I came across this little quote that I thought I would share again. And you don’t have to be a TCTA member to be privy to it!


(I didn’t have a picture of a hummingbird, so this seagull is standing in!)


(Vultures I saw in Tanzania in 2007.)


Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts.

All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet.

But hummingbirds ignore the smelling flesh of the dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of desert plants.

The vultures live on what was. They live on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone.

But hummingbirds live on what is. They seek new life. They fill themselves with freshness and life.

Each bird finds what it is looking for. We all do.

                                                                    -Steve Goodier, Methodist Minister and Inspirational Writer


Yes. We do.