According to Greek mythology owls were considered wise because they were affiliated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Most owls have nocturnal vision and have the amazing ability to turn their heads around to see many different angles.
As a kid my husband had a family password. If someone were to come pick up my husband from school, a friend's house, etc. and he was unaware of this pick up, he would need to ask that person for a password so he knew whether or not to go with them. Their password was "hootie hoot." As funny as that sounds, how wise?! We have all been in the situation where something comes up and as parents we need help! We need someone to get our kids so we can handle the other situation that is going on at that moment.
Growing up we had a passwords as well. It was not as funny as "hootie hoot," but was yet, still something I knew I had to ask in order to go with that person. As a mom, I have had to share with my kids (unfortunately) some scary situations about what would happen if they were to go with a stranger...no matter what that stranger offers them.
Today, I see owls everywhere. I see owls on top of supermarkets, on top of malls, even in stores. Do people crave the feeling of wisdom or do they just like what owls look like?
Solomon once asked for wisdom and it was granted upon him. Now that I am "slowly" (or so I am telling myself) getting older....wisdom is something that I long for almost more than anything. With wisdom I can determine almost anything from money to huge life situations. My married name in German is "wise." It is an honor but yet something to live up to. I pray that God gives me the wisdom to be the best person, but yet the best mom. Whether teaching my kids a silly saying so they know whether or not to get in a car with someone or simply knowing whether or not the next decision I make is wise enough to make or break my day... being wise is something I long and pray for. I pray this for myself, but even more, I want my kids to be wise. I want my kids to have the wisdom to handle situations that I was not wise enough to handle. I want them to have the wisdom to say "no." I want them to have the wisdom to know that when everyone else is doing something, they can stand up and make the right decision whether or not it is hard or easy.
An owl can turn it's head all the way around. I tell my kids that I have eyes in the back of my head...they are now getting older and know that is not true, however, my decisions I make during the day are watched from all angles. They watch my every move whether or not THEY can turn their heads all the way around. Am I being wise in my decisions? With their eyes watching, am I wise enough to show them strength?
My Repurpose for today : being wise might be showing some weaknesses....even when I am scared to say "no" when everyone else says "yes."
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