Be Like A Bee

photo by Marc Guitard
photo by Marc Guitard


We ought to do good to others

as simply and as naturally 

as a horse runs,

or a bee makes honey,

or a vine bears grapes

season after season 

without thinking 
of the grapes it has borne.

~ Marcus Aurelius


God to me, it seems

is a verb,

not a noun,

proper or improper.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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“Scientist, inventor, and philosopher Buckminster Fuller talked about the precessional effects that issue from just getting started in the service of humanity. Fuller explained precession by pointing out that the honeybee’s seemingly primary objective is to obtain nectar to make honey, but while going after the nectar, the honeybee is unwittingly involved in a much bigger purpose.

“As it flies from flower to flower in search of more nectar, it picks up pollen on its wings and thus ends up cross-pollinating all the rooted botanicals in the world. It’s an unintended by-product of the bee’s nectar-seeking activity.

“Think of yourself as a speedboat moving through the water. To the sides of you and behind you is a wake of activity caused by the sheer force of your forward motion. Life is like that, too. As long as you are actively in motion in the pursuit of your goals, you will create processional effects that will turn out to be far more important than you were initially capable of understanding or intending. You just begin, and the path of opportunities just keeps unfolding in front of you and to the side of you.” ~ Jack Canfield, The Success Principles

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.  ~Helen Keller

Author: Gina Day

I enjoy gathering uplifting things for sharing, with hopes of brightening the day.

14 thoughts on “Be Like A Bee”

  1. oh I do love that Jack Canfield quote!! opportunities indeed. time to pop open that champagne. I quit today!! I love this forward motion 🙂 Nine. More. Work. Days!!! whee!!!

    1. I knew it! Yaay! Corks popping and glasses clinking as I cheers to you my friend. You are great proof of sticking with your dream (of a better job) and making it happen. Congratulations, and cheers to You! xo Gina

      1. thank you so much!! and thanks for the encouragement here at the end. you helped me so much! so pat yourself on the back for me 😉

  2. Ahhh…. to see the pussy willows today would be so… springlike! 🙂

    I just had to deal with a situation that was really challenging and sad with respect to an individual in distress. Coming here, reading these words, seeing the photos and feeling the love and beauty and joy and peace all around has lifted my spirits. Thank you Gina for all you do to create a world of beauty, wonder, peace and joy.


    1. Oh dear Louise, that I can offer any semblance of comfort! That is what I strive for. That you’ve shared my posts helped you today means everything to me. I pray for strength for you, for the work you do can be draining but is so important. Peace be with you. Love, Gina

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