Batting My Eyelashes at You

Batting My Eyelashes at You

A baby camel asked his mother, “Why do we have such large hoofs on our feet?” She turned to him. “God made us that way for a very special reason,” and she began her explanation. “The big hoofs are to keep us from sinking into the sand.” “Oh! So why do we have long eyelashes?” “It’s to protect our eyes from the sand.” “Why the big humps?” “That is to store fat and have enough energy to go long distances in the hot desert!” “I see!” the baby camel stretched his neck and looked up at his mother, “The big hoofs are to keep from sinking into the sand, the long eyelashes are to keep the sand out of our eyes, and the humps are to store energy to travel long distances. Then what are we doing in this cage in the middle of a zoo?” Like the camel, I had asked the same kind of questions. When my blindness set in, I initially locked myself in a cage of self-pity and bitterness. Weary from pacing within that gloomy cage, something nudged me to see beyond my circumstance and unfortunate plight. Heavens! What was I thinking? Those bars were self-imposed. But worst of all, I’d supported them with the cold metal of my negative attitude. Eventually, eagerness to leave my

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