5.15.2011

Sunday Sayings . . .


" There once was a baby circus elephant who couldn't break free from her leg chain, though she tried and tried. Eventually, she gave up altogether. Years later, she still had that little chain around her leg. Although she was strong enough to break free, in her mind she had long since accepted that she could not. Emotional chains, after all, are the hardest to break. "

Taken from a book called "Open Your Mind, Open Your Life ~ A Little Book of Eastern Wisdom."


Many blessings for a happy Sunday ~ Wendy

4 comments:

A Gracious Home said...

I love the picture. I have thought a lot over the years about emotional chains. I have come to the conclusion that personality plays a huge part in the process. I have three sisters who were hurt by having an alcoholic in the family. I have never been bothered with it and I was the one who cared for him when he was dying. It's not that I loved him more or was a stronger Christian. It was because I don't take things to heart as my sisters do. I'm not tender hearted about some things. I'm one of those terrible people who want to tell others just to get over it.

Siv Maria said...

What a wonderful blog! Off to do some snooping around :)

Gina said...

Great quote. I just finished reading "Water for Elephants" and in it the circus elephant pulls the stake that holds her leg chain down, walks to the tub of lemonade, drinks every drop then returns to her spot and re-positions her stake so no-one blames her. That's true inspiration of how to make something bad work for you!

Cindy said...

What an amazing photo! And... i love the story...

Cindy