Both these animals were the work of the Great Creator. Both lived in the same environment, although they lived there very differently. The Field Mouse passed his days in fear, scrambling from place to place with little foresight or planning. He was too busy crying about his problems to notice all the blessings the Creator had given him. He was focused only on the basics, never dreaming of a bigger life because he believed that the obstacles that stood in his way would never allow him to be more.
The Eagle, however, spent his days confident in his place in the world and his heritage as one of the Creator's masterpieces. He passed his time at greater heights, elevating his perspective and attitude to match the station of life that he wanted. He faced into the adverse winds and used them rise even higher and fly even faster. He looked at and for the beauty around him and kept his sharp eyes open for anything that might bring him down to a lower plane and therefore endanger his well-being.
Attitude and perspective can make all the difference in this world. I have seen scrappy athletes become champions while naturally-gifted individuals let poor decisions ruin their career. Powerful CEOs who appeared like eagles on the outside let their spirits fester and wither away through fear and selfishness. Happy marriages get bogged down in the natural challenges of life.
I want to challenge you to soar like The Eagle and not live in the mud, scurrying around like The Field Mouse. Set goals, learn from your mistakes, embrace the adversities of life. Know that you are of the Creator and that there is beauty all around you. Take a moment to take a breath, let your eyes see the good in your life and not become so focused on the challenges that you forget how amazing life is and how incredible your future can be.
Soar high, dream big, love intensely.