Wellness & The Flock of Geese

Wellness & The Flock of Geese


Weather you are a parent or professional supporting children, teens or adults with autism or any other special need it is important that you develop your plan for Wellness.  I am going to share with you some suggestions on how to do that. In today's blog I share the story of the teacher, her students & the Geese

  • There once was a kindergarten teacher who took her children outside when they became restless & lay down on the grass & watched the clouds. She made up stories for them while they watched
  • One day they watched a flock of geese fly by, honking. The children would look up & they would even make up names for the geese with their teacher
  • The Teacher’s husband made her study geese so she could make up informative stories about geese for her students
  • Here are the lessons she taught her children, lessons that can help us develop Wellness & positive outlooks on our lives
  • Lesson #1: Each bird in the V formation creates uplift to keep them flying. Together the flock creates 71% more uplift by staying together which keeps them flying longer (Work collaboratively, share a common direction)
  • Lesson #2:When one bird gets tired, they fall back in the V formation to take advantage of the lift from others (accept help from others who have a similar vision for they will help us as well)
  • Lesson #3: When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates its lead. (Take turns on hard tasks)
  • Lesson #4: Geese are always honking because they are thanking the leader for flying so fast & strong. (It is important for us to encourage others for jobs well done)
  • Lesson#5: When a goose gets sick or wounded or shot down, two others drop off one on each side & take the sick or wounded to the ground to protect. They stay until the goose is well or dies.    Stand by each other in difficult times as well as when you are all strong.
Karen Kaplan
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