I was thinking about how amazing it is that alligators have survived on our planet for so many years.
What lessons can we take away from this?
Is it that they have such thick skin? They also have a soft side.
Is it that they are so observant of their surroundings?
If you’ve ever spent time around alligators, you may notice how perceptive they are, and how they spend a lot of time watching and learning from what is going on around them. Alligators don’t fight against their surrounding conditions. They make the most of what is in their world. They soak up the sun and warmth. They bask on the shore. They rest, hidden, when necessary. Alligators work together or go solo when it is best for them. Survival success!
Is it their quick reflexes and calculated survival skills?
Whatever it is, I believe we as humans can take a lesson from these magnificent creatures! And rather than trying to remove them from their own environment, because we want to live in a certain place, let’s coexist. I believe humans and gators can live without danger from one another. People should be gator-aware and gator-smart. It’s no different from living anywhere else, because there are always predators in a balanced ecosystem. Awareness and respect are the keys to coexistence and survival.
So, let’s take a lesson from the alligators:
Slow down and look around you. Take it all in. See the world through the jewel-like eye of an alligator!