Why Can’t I Fly?


 I read a brightly illustrated children’s book this morning titled, ‘Why Can’t I Fly‘ by Ken Brown and I learnt a lot of lessons. The story is about a discontented ostrich who wanted to fly at all cost. Ostrich continually failed to appreciate his many good qualities, the only thing he cared about – is flying and he tried this repeatedly with disastrous results. He built himself a flying apparatus, yet, he failed still, then a miracle came, his efforts were rewarded when he tried again with his flying apparatus and he was flying, overjoyed, he yelled for his friends to see him flying, he wanted to prove to them that he could fly but lo and behold, his friends were nowhere to be found, why?

Because they were carrying his apparatus, all of them! And it made me realise that life is too complex to go at it alone, let’s not be like the Ostrich, who failed to realise his many good qualities, let’s surround ourselves with friends and loved ones. The life of a loner is a terrible one.

I hope you’ll all have a fun-filled week, as for me, I’m on the bed with my right feet swollen – I fell down the stairs yesterday on my way to church. It’s nothing serious, a pack of ice and some Ibuprofen has done the trick, the downside is I can’t  move around as such because I walk funny but the plus side is, I’m not going to work and the kids are on holiday! 🙂 Hooray!!

Have fun and much love, always!

🙂 🙂

61 comments on “Why Can’t I Fly?

  1. JC says:

    I pray you heal quickly…but enjoy the extra rest; an unexpected ‘pause’ in life.
    Nice story….I love when we find little lessons in the backdrop of somthing else 🙂
    Enjoy your week

  2. Liked the post.

    But my takeaway from it is a wee bit different. When we become so passionate and focused on achieving a goal, the universe opens up to make it come true for us. This is what happened to the ostrich. The fact that his friends were supporting him to achieve only proves this point. What do you say?


    • Seyi sandra says:

      Yes, I agreed, the story is so inspirational that we could dissect it and take loads of lessons with us, the ostrich was totally determined and focused, and like you rightly said, the universe (his friends) opens up and he got his wish! I appreciate your comment and visit!
      Blessings. 🙂

  3. yusra93 says:

    Thats really a nice one !! keep posting !! loved reading your posts 🙂

  4. Uzoma says:

    Oh sis! I’m sending healing vibes your way. Your deserve the very best in life.

    The book you shared is quite lovely tale with big lessons. The world will be a better place when we look out for one another’s interest and not just our own. Also, if we are focused toward a goal, we can make it with the help of true friends.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks! I was trying to wear one of my notoriously high heels! 🙂 Thanks for your kindness Uzoma, and I’m glad you like my post and the lesson therein.
      Much love. 🙂

      • Uzoma says:

        LOL @ the high heels. But then, I admire ladies in high heels–they appear super sweet 😉

      • Seyi sandra says:

        Not! My husband once told that I’m a super woman for wearing heels, some are so outrageously high it’s laughable! I rarely wear them again, with the kids and all, and after what happened yesterday, I’ll go back to my boots and flip-flops!

      • Uzoma says:

        Ah! You see! Give your husband a high-five on my behalf! 😎

        Well, that’s true — some of the heels made nowadays are so high the wearer can’t walk for a couple of yards in them. It means they are just for the “pose and saunter” alone.

        Whatever is your choice from now on, I still know your appearance will be a radiant one.

      • Seyi sandra says:

        You are too kind Uzoma, my husband will be glad to receive your high five! 🙂 I used to wear heels a lot during my university days but now it’s only boots and flats. But it’s summer now and I wanted to look taller ( I wonder why) and I fell gracefully. I’m back to my flats, even when going to work! Have a great week old friend. 🙂

  5. Great story, great lesson! Life is about learning, hope you’ll have a spring to your steps soon.
    Cheers. 🙂
    Christy Nelson

  6. Anne Chia says:

    Oh no! I hope it’s not too bad. Was it the high heels? Keep it steady, and watch lots of tv, you’ll be fine 🙂 xx

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Anne, it was the heels, I have so many of them and rarely wear them, with the advent of summer, I decided to wear heels for a change. Right now I’m editing my manuscripts amidst screams underground from my troops! Thanks for your kindness and have a great week.

  7. ledrakenoir says:

    Take good care of your self… 🙂

    We human sometimes believe we can fly
    – but we can’t, only our thoughts.can.. 😉 😉

  8. Take care of yourself – and take advantage of the time to just sit around – with the kids on holiday, they can be your butler 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Pamela, I will… The kids have been wonderful and argumentative! 🙂 They’re treating me like royalty! I hope you’ll have a wonderful week!

  9. Mjollnir says:

    God bedring as they say in Norway 😀

  10. audrina1759 says:

    Sorry about your leg. The story is inspiring,thanks for sharing.

  11. this sounds like a wonderful story! thanks for the review!

  12. John says:

    Ouch! Heal quickly. At least it wasn’t the steps in the photo you fell down…

  13. RoSy says:

    Och! Hope your foot heals fast.
    This post is a great reminder on how we should focus on our strengths & not dwell too much on our weaknesses or the what we can’t dos.

  14. frizztext says:

    you made me smile with: “…the plus side is, I’m not going to work and the kids are on holiday! 🙂 Hooray!!” = have a good time!

  15. yasmine1221 says:

    Reblogged this on homepage of yasmine1221 and commented:
    Hey thanks for sharing that kinda story with us it was nice story my sis

  16. The support of loved ones is so important – so true, Seyi! Now, you take care of your ankle xx

  17. Oh Sandra, so sorry to read this. I do pray you heal quickly. Do take care. 🙂

  18. fikayo says:

    Just reading this now. Hope you are ok. Please take care of you for us.

  19. Ray's Mom says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery for your foot. Loved your story – reminded me of a song, I believe I can fly. God bless.

  20. renxkyoko says:

    Be careful when you go down the stairs…. I fell once and got a bruise in my butt as big as a plate.

  21. Valuable lesson learnt from a simple children story book, thanx for another reminder and hope you’re feet is well. Most of the time I prefer a swollen feet than go to work lol 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I know! I’m resting and piling on a few pounds, and my children have been wonderful too. I’m glad you like the story, take good care of yourself dear friend and thanks for stopping by.
      Love. 🙂

  22. Melinda says:

    I agree with you, no woman is an island!

  23. I see– you were walking down the stairs and you suddenly decided to fly like Ostrich. How could you have forgotten the book’s lesson so soon?? : )

    Just kidding, Seyi, and I sure hope the stairs in the post photo weren’t the stairs you fell down!! I see the fall happened back in July, so I hope you are fully recovered and now wearing flats to church! : )

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I had no idea why I forgot! 🙂 I’m okay now but I guess I’m stubborn, I still wear heels to church, though I walk slowly! 😉 Thanks for your visit Mark!
      Blessings. 🙂

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