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Watering Hole

Our baby ducks are enjoying the surprise watering hole.

The life of a duck is really rather remarkable.

  1. Ducks have regional accents.

  2. Ducklings younger than 10 days instinctively swim and walk as a group.

  3. Ducks can live up to 20 years.

  4. Ducklings are lovable siblings and communicate with each other before hatching.

  5. Ducks produce more eggs than chickens.

Ducks are fascinating creatures that have much to teach us about life. From their social behavior to their resilience, there are many valuable lessons we can learn from these cool creatures. (reprint from Sassy Sister Stuff Community)


1. Adaptability

Ducks are known for their adaptability, whether it be in terms of their habitat, diet or social structure. They can thrive in a wide range of environments, from the icy waters of the Arctic to the warm waters of the tropics. Similarly, in life, it is important to be adaptable and flexible in order to navigate the many changes and challenges that we face. Be like a duck — don’t get cold feet — forge ahead with confidence, flexibility, and adaptability in all situations and settings.


2. Stay Calm but Work Hard

Ducks seem to glide smoothly and effortlessly across the lake, right? But have you ever considered how hard they have to work? Their little webbed feet are paddling furiously under the water so they appear to be gliding calmly across that lake. Just like in real life, we need to often be calm on the surface, but paddle like hell underneath. People who make things look easy are often working hard behind the scenes.


3. Resilience

Ducks are resilient creatures that are able to bounce back from adversity. Whether it be a predator attack or harsh weather conditions, ducks are able to adapt and recover quickly. This resilience is an important lesson for us to learn, as we too will face setbacks in life. By being resilient, we can overcome these challenges and come out stronger on the other side.


4. Enjoy the Moment

Ducks are known for their ability to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, whether it be swimming in a pond or basking in the sun. How often have you seen ducks calmly floating across a pond or even walking across the street as if they have no cares in the world? They certainly aren’t concerned about the cars that are waiting on each side! They remind us that we should take the time to appreciate the small joys in life and not always be focused on achieving bigger and better things.


5. Let it Go

You’ve probably heard the saying, “…like water off a duck’s back.” But did you know where that expression came from? Ducks actually have a gland that secretes an oily substance that makes the outer layers of their feathers waterproof. Therefore, water rolls right off a duck’s back. Furthermore, think about when you’ve seen two ducks get into a scuffle with each other. When the scuffle is over, you see the two ducks shake their feathers and calmly float off in their own direction without a care in the world. They are able to let it go immediately — you can choose to do the same.


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