Be Like the Bumblebee: Fly When It’s Impossible!

04-17-2017 8:50 AM

Years ago, Mel, my late husband, gave me a diamond bumblebee pin, and everyone loved it.

Because it was so popular, I decided to present a pin like that every year to each woman who was crowned queen in each of the various categories at Seminar. The bumblebee has come to be recognized in our Company as the No. 1 symbol of someone who has “flown to the top.”

The story behind this symbol is that aerodynamic engineers found a long time ago that the bumblebee “cannot” fly because its wings are too weak and its body is too heavy. Fortunately, the bumblebee doesn’t know that and goes right on flying!

So in our Company, when you make it to the top, we pin one of these diamond bees on your shoulder to wear with pride. For most of us, it’s true that we refused to believe we couldn’t do it. Maybe someone said, “It’s impossible.” But someone else said, “You can do it!” And we did.

Women are truly very special creatures. When God made the world, He looked down and said, “That’s good.” Then God created man and said, “That’s pretty good, but I think I can do better.” And He created woman!