Look at the bee, how diligently it labors! It gives of itself without reserve, unsparingly. The lifespan of a bee is a month and a half at the most. It often dies working, without going back to its home, the hive. And we? How we pity ourselves and spare ourselves! Or, look at the ant who is never tired of dragging a heavy burden. Even when its burden falls down, the ant patiently picks it up and goes on with its work. As for us, we give up immediately if things do not go the way we want them to!
Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives:
the Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
one who discovers their habits will also find the Word and Wisdom of God, who is Christ Himself.
Orthodox Study Bible Notes on Proverbs 6:6