Happy Sunday All,
I hope that all of you are having a restful, relaxing Sunday. I’m trying to get my act together to get back to some projects around here. I have so many I’m right in the middle of. Nothing finished, PLUS my house is a disaster. Maybe I’ll just hang out on the computer a little longer…nothing like procrastination AND I bet it will all still be here waiting for me tomorrow!! 🙂
I ran across a blog the other day called Savannah Granny (I’m now a devoted follower…oh my, you should see the bed skirt she made and might I add she has a whole tutorial on it!). She had a blog post that I keep thinking about. I emailed her last night and asked if she would mind if I posted this particular blog post and she was sweet enough to give me permission. Thank you Ginger from Savannah Granny!
Without further ado…a few pics first:
FABLE OF THE PORCUPINE
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.
The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.
THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS…
ACCEPT AND LOVE ALL THE PRICKS YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE!!!!
(sorry about that nasty “P” word, but it is the MORAL to the story!!) 🙂
I love this story. I’m one of those easy going people who really and truly does try to look at the good in every person I come into contact with (but don’t push me too far) and sometimes I’m just one of those “pricky” people. You never know what their story is or what kind of a day they are having or what kind of a life they have had. We all have these days… now, this doesn’t mean that it’s okay for these people to blame you or anyone else for their problems (I’m big on taking responsibility for my own feelings). This also doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have BOUNDARIES when these kind of people try to get in your space (if you know what I mean) …and if you haven’t read Boundaries by Cloud/Townsend it’s a MUST).
I challenge you to take the time to smile, wish them a good day, pray for them….and walk away. It’s amazing how praying for someone softens my heart (even when it’s super, duper hard). Everyone has the right to their thoughts, feelings, ideas…God made us all individuals. It would be pretty boring if we were all exactly the same. Don’t you agree?
I can now hear Dr. Laura (who I have a love/hate relationship with) saying,
“NOW GO TAKE ON THE DAY!”
I better get to my projects or this is going to be a pretty darn boring blog this week!
Have a wonderful day my friends!♥
P.S. I had the cutest little pink frame around this little critter and my husband says, “That’s a boy! You can’t have a pink frame around him.” Oh, I guess I didn’t notice. You think it’s a boy? I’m not sure what a girl or boy baby porcupine looks like down there. Do you?