"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away"
- Henry Ward Beecher
About this Quote
This quote speaks to the concept that there are happiness that are readily available to us, however we typically fail to acknowledge them. God sends us these truths, but we are too shut off to them, so they do not bring us any joy. They pertain to us like birds, but we do not open our hearts and minds to them, so they only remain for a brief time before they fly away. This quote is a suggestion that we ought to be open to the happiness that come our method, and not let them pass us by. We should want to take threats and open ourselves approximately the possibilities that life has to offer. If we do, we can experience the happiness that God has in shop for us. We should not be afraid to take a chance and welcome the pleasures that come our method.
"The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years"