Your only limitations are the ones you believe you have. That is something I wrote on my Facebook page yesterday. (haven’t liked my page yet? Go ahead. I will wait for you… welcome back.) I reread it when I first woke up this morning and knew that it would be a Truth that I would hold in my heart today. Little did I know how profoundly it would affect me mere moments later.
Let me go back a few days. There were 4 little ones having breakfast at my house all under the age of 7. When we looked out the window we saw 2 lines in the dew that were clearly tracks from an animal. We speculated over what it could have been. Was it a cat? possum? fox? 2 snakes slithering side by side? Clearly it had been eating our blackberries because the tracks led straight there. Fast forward about an hour and I walk outside to find the “trap” the boys set to find out what animal was eating our blackberries:
Now, being an adult I humored them knowing it wouldn’t work. I shared with our friends and family on facebook and we all oohed and aahed saying how cute that was. I mean, there was no way for the animal to be forced into remaining at the trap so how would we know what it was? We wouldn’t be awake when it came by, so again, how would we know what it was? And, that was even IF it came by again. But they knew it would. They used wood because that would allow them to see the claw marks of whatever animal it was. Ok, sure.
At about 5:45 this morning I went out for a run. I didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t see that well, but I could see enough to know there was a dark figure by the boys trap. I held my breath. I squinted to see a little better then slowly inched forward. A bunny! Huh. We forgot to even mention that one. I tiptoed away as quickly and quietly as I could hoping not to disturb him because I just needed to get a picture of him eating berries off their trap. Didn’t work. But, at least he stayed around close enough for proof that he was there. And that their trap worked.
This. This right here is the joy that is felt when you don’t understand limitations. When you believe with all your might that you can just set a trap and it WILL work.
Oh my gosh I want to feel like that everyday! That Truth about limitations? The only ones you have are the ones you believe you have. Today I believe anything is possible.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.