The other day I was sitting in my kitchen when I heard a ruckus coming from a group of crows outside. Puzzled and curious, I went to look at what the fuss was about. To my surprise, I saw my cats chasing a huge crow around my yard, and several other crows cawing from above. Automatically, I brought my cats inside, thinking that somebody was going to get hurt if I didn’t act. Later on in the day, I came back outside and found the same crow trying to fly but unable to.
I realized then that it was wounded and that the crows above were its protectors. They follow this wounded crow everywhere it walks, and caw when there is danger below. When they are not watching from above, they are walking next to it below, making sure nothing bad happens to their fellow crow. The other day I saw the team of crows around the hurt crow, crossing the street with it! It was a beautiful and mystical sight to behold indeed.
This story reminds us of the importance of working together in this world. If the other crows had abandoned the wounded crow, it would probably have died by now. Working as a team we can survive longer and better in this world. We can watch out for each other, give each other advice, guide each other, and help each other through difficult times. Like in the animal kingdom, humans need a support network, and without it, I believe our lives would be much more miserable and hard.
Sometimes we think we are alone in our suffering but we forget to look around and notice our team members around us, shouting encouragement, walking next to us, even helping us cross the street. If you find yourself like this wounded crow presently, do not forget to look up at the team above or next to you, and give thanks for their support, whether visible or invisible.