It is Time to Fly

On top of a high mountain lived a family of eagles. From the mountain, the eagles could see the village below, with its winding stream and farmland in the distance. One day the mother-eagle looked at her young in the nest and said, ‘The time has come. You must learn to fly! “But how?” replied the young ones with more than a little uneasiness in their voices. “You must go to the edge of the cliff” said the mother,” and throw yourself forward into the wind.”The young eagles looked at each other with anxious eyes. They walked to the edge, looked down very carefully and quickly scrambled back to the safety of the nest.

The next day, mother-eagle told her young ones again that the time had come for them to fly.

“It’s far too high.” “We might fall.” “I’m frightened.”

But mother-eagle was insistent. “Come to the edge, don’t be frightened.”

When they gradually came, she gently pushed them. And as they spread their wings, the wind lifted them and they flew.

It is a time to fly and soar on eagle’s wings!

As you fly just trust & believe in God’s presence. And He will fly with you down through the valleys and up the mountains; He will guide you through to the light & help you find joy and excitement. You will indeed be amazed at the beauty He will provide along the way.

Quote: “Success in life does not go to the harder or faster man, but the man who wins in the end is a man who thinks he can.” – Robert Schuller


About John Parankimalil

John Parankimalil, SDB, M.A. (English), M.Ed, Ph.D (Education), popularly known as P.D. Johny is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is presently the Rector and Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Meghalaya and Director of Don Bosco College of Teacher Education, Tura. He received the 1st Computer Literacy Excellence Award from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the President of India in August 2002 and the Guruvar Best Teacher Award from Shri Kapil Sibal, HRD Union Minister in 2009. He was formerly Principal of St Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong and National President of All India Association of Catholic Schools (AINACS), New Delhi and the Charter President of Rotary Club of Orchid City, Shillong. He has authored several books. He is an Eduationist, Story-Teller and Leadership Trainer. He conducts seminars for Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents. His popular books include, He Can Who Thinks He Can (Macmillan), An Elocution Manual (Orient Longman), Progressive Parenting (Unicorn), Inspirational Stories for Purposeful Living (Babhani) The Way to Success and Happiness (Savio), How to Win Over Your Problems (Babhani), The Secrets of High Achievers (Babhani).
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