The Ant Teaches Us Many Lessons

I've always been fascinated by nature, particularly of ants. It's such a small creature and most of us pay no mind to them, but if you watch them closely you'll learn a thing or two... Patricia Nordman writes an article called "Go to the Ant", which I'll share an excerpt with you:

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest” (Proverbs 6:6-9).

The tiny ant teaches us many lessons:

1) It is self-motivated and highly industrialized. The ant doesn't need another to make sure it gets its work done.

2) It collects its food in the proper seasons; it is prudent.

3) It is fond of its young, and takes care of them.

4) It has foresight for others and shows kindness.

5) It works quietly without show and until the work is done. In this, it teaches us perseverance.

6) It works in cooperation and organization with others. In union there is indeed strength.

7) It keeps its home meticulously clean.

8) It knows its job and does it.

9) The ant has initiative, that wonderful virtue of resourcefulness that knows the how and when.

Another thing I noticed about ants is that an ant will always communicate with another ant that crosses its path. They never pass each other without saying "Hi". Of course, I don't know what they're actually saying, but nonetheless, you'll see that they acknowledge each other.

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