“Kangaroos and Emus” // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

The Australian coat of arms includes the images of a kangaroo and an emu.

These were chosen because of one characteristic both creatures have in common.

They both can move in only one direction — forward!! (Ever seen a kangaroo hop backwards??)

They are able to bend their heads and look in all directions — but they don’t have a “reverse”. They don’t move backwards.

Wouldn’t it be great if we were all kangaroo/emu people?

We’d be able to look around, look back — and learn!

St. Augustine said, “We live forward, but we only understand backwards. ”

In other words, what we’ve experienced in the past helps us to understand our present situation — and our future direction. Gaining insight from the past, however, is much different than LIVING IN the past.

The past is a lot like the dumps of Tijuana — an interesting place to visit — but I sure don’t want to live there!

Kangaroo/Emu people have one direction — forward!

Going backwards is no option.
Keep going!

When you’re stuck in a hard situation, and don’t know what to do — take a lesson from the emu and kangaroo.

Just hop forward!

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