Warm Blooded or Cold-Blooded?

This is another great post that I’m re-blogging that I hope you’ll take the time to read and ponder.

And remember, just because other people do things doesn’t mean you have to.  Always do what is right even if you are standing alone.  It may be hard, but it’s better to do the right thing and be alone than follow others that are doing wrong…..

On My Heart

Every spring I think about this. As the weather turns warmer and we start seeing the trees’ new growth and leaves, we also start seeing creatures that have been sluggish, dormant, or in hibernation. They are cold-blooded animals. They draw their heat from their surroundings. Next time you’re raking old leaves in the corner of your backyard and you feel the warmth of that leaf pile on your ankles, remember that a dormant snake may also enjoy the warmth of that pile!

Snakes, lizards, bass (BASS!!!) and all kinds of reptiles awake from their winter dormancy or lethargy and become active as the sun warms their surroundings. Literally, their surroundings define their metabolism and activity.

Mammals are warm-blooded animals.  They operate from an internal generator of warmth.  They can be affected by their environment, but they depend on internal sources for metabolism.  Humans, in particular, respond to the environment but…

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