The good, no great news is that the groundhog did not see his shadow - spring is coming soon!
Talking about friendship this week and porcupines - here is the Fable of a Porcupine from my friend Jerry ~
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
Moral of the story:
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.
Thought for the day:
All creations need care and feeding. Water and fertilize your creations and dreams with positive, uplifting emotions, thoughts and love.<>em>- Christiane Northrup, M.D.
And a little humor:
No, not this close - lol - and no I didn't say it was easy - but if you want a smoother life - and who doesn't - I think you have to learn to grow a little bit thicker skin and take some prickling - don't you?
I learned this as I aged - it is hard when you are younger - we are more into power struggles - when we get older - at least it was this way for me - I realized the real power was in not needing power... calmness is the cradle of power.
No not everyone learns this in older age - and I personally think they are bitter people - and the youngins - they are all into power and it is my prayer they learn that power isn't all it is cracked up to be.
Chatty thinkin' - what do you think?