A big thanks to everyone who attended our Open House! I can’t believe the turnout we had – clients, vendors, government officials, friends, family and more – all crammed in like sardines into our office! The turnout was truly a testament to all of the wonderful people who have entered our lives in the past few years!
Several folks have asked that we share the story of the ant that I shared…a lesson in community…so here it is!
Ant: Power Animal, Symbol of Teamwork, Oneness and Patience
Derived from a writing by Ina Woolcott
“When observing ants it is easy to see some of the special characteristics or ‘powers” they have. Ants are very industrious.
There are ants that are solitary but most are part of a large community.
Within the community there is a wide variety of activities and behaviors, with each ant knowing its place and fulfilling its duties with total loyalty to the whole.
Each ant does his bit to ensure the survival of the whole community, no matter what the role it has in society. Actives include gathering and hunting, protecting and managing the nest.
They work hard, are patient and co-operative.
An ant is able to carry a leaf, a crumb or a dead ant for miles – just to get back home to the anthill, requiring a load of stamina and patience.
If an ant has to fight, it will, if an ant has to dig tunnels, it will and if an ant has to carry leaves for miles, it will, all for the good of the community.
As well as being extremely hard working the posses and extraordinary ability to work as a team – the power of their medicine – to build their homes, to feed an protect all members of the their colony.
There may be a social order in ant colonies, but all ants honor and respect each other and work toward their common goal – the good of the community.
For sure the world would be a happier place if humanity held and utilized the virtues of ants. Hard work and patience, which come with the power of the ant, make goals and dreams a reality.”
And, of course, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…photos!