Thanks for popping in.
Am having a wonderful day today.
I knew it would be a good one, when I was still in bed at 10am,
drinking tea and eating cashew nuts.
Lying in and not feeling guilty is indicative of being able to switch off ! Well, as much as I – doomed workaholic – can!
But there was a point this afternoon, when the noise in my head completely stopped. All the thoughts, forward planning and TV-traffic just vanished. It was magical.
Don’t know if you get me. It is very rare for me to be able to simply sit and stare, without a care.
And at precisely that moment when there is an opening, a vacant gap, it seems that other fresh ideas, really cool ones, come flooding in. And off we go again!
We went for a walk through the woods earlier.
Dave went ahead of me and cleared the path, because it was pretty overgrown where we wandered off the beaten track.
He simply took hold of the stingers and bent them back.
“Blimey!” I exclaimed, “don’t they sting you?”
“Not at all”, he replied.
“Grasp the nettle firmly, and carefully bend it back.
It is more likely to sting you if you brush against it.”
So this got me thinking about the analogy,
“Grasp the nettle”.
If you have a problem which is clearly unpleasant, and likely to get ugly, it is much better to tackle it full on with courage and confidence, than hesitantly and fearfully.
The thought of actually taking a stinger in your hand and bending it backwards is really not something most would relish.
But do you know what? Dave did this at every kissing gate and stile along the way, and didn’t get stung once.
To coin an old phrase, the thought is often worse than the deed.
PS. Always keep a dockleaf in your back pocket if you decide to try this!
Got to go.
Paul and Earle have just arrived!
Love & Hugs