It’s been really fascinating watching our ducklings grow up. They hatched from an incubator so they haven’t had a mamma duck to look after them and teach them what to do and how to be and yet they are still definitely behaving like ducklings. I guess being a duckling is hardwired into their DNA.
They’ve imprinted on me and know that I give them care, food and water. If they haven’t seen me for a while they call out to get my attention and then come running. If I’m out in the garden they’ll sit under my chair in a glorious fluffy huddle. They don’t try to mimic me though because they’re too busy catching flies, grubbing for worms, paddling in their pond and generally being ducklings!
Its made me think about us as humans. I believe we’re all created with a unique identity and purpose and that its hardwired into our DNA just as much as our eye colour. We can look outside ourselves for inspiration but it's a dangerous road to copy those around us because they weren’t created to be us.
It often takes bravery and courage to truly be ourselves and there will be mistakes along the way (these duckling take a lot of tumbles in their pursuit of their next tasty snack) but keep going because authentic, wholehearted people change the world.
So here’s my question for you today:
Who were you created to be?