Lessons from a Duck

Lessons from a Duck

I don’t know about you but each animal that God has created can teach us some valuable lessons. For our devotional this morning I would like to focus on the duck. Really, a devotional on a duck! Yes, for those who are scratching their heads right now! Lesson number one:  Ducks are opportunistic when it comes to eating.  They can adapt well to different food sources. Lesson number two:  Most male ducks are silent although they make noises such as chirps, groans, or grunts. Females also cover a wide range of noises and they are more vocal. However, the last lesson that we learn from the duck focuses on his feather structure.   Every duck has waterproof feathers due to the waxy coating that is spread on each feather while preening. Preening: straighten and clean its feathers with its beak.  Maybe the term “Let water roll off your back like a duck came from this fun fact.  What are you trying to say Chaplain White?  It’s simple.

As leaders we need to learn how to be opportunistic when it comes to serving others. Sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone and be more hands on in our ministry.  As leaders we need to be careful of the words that come out of our mouth sometimes we need to be silent. Everyone should be able to speak without being bullied or silenced. It doesn’t matter if you’re a male or female, CNA or Resident, Stakeholder or Family Member. Lastly, as leaders we need to let some things roll off our back like a duck. God designed the duck this way for a reason. Sometimes we let things stick to us that we need to shake off.  So Signature Revolution join me in learning how to be like a DUCK!

Prayer: Lord help us to be more like you in our words, deeds, and lifestyle.  Amen.

Chaplain Robert Lee White III
Signature Healthcare at Tower Road

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