Big Ole Lump of Love

Daily Prompt: Take Two

Run outside. Take a picture of the first thing you see. Run inside. Take a picture of the second thing you see. Write about the connection between these two random objects, people, or scenes.

IMG_0999I for one am not surprised that a Fancy Tree Rat Squirell is the first thing I laid my eyes on when heading outdoors this morning. This little fella is only one of the thousands that seem to be invading our area this year. For some unknown reason we have been inundated with these little creatures in our neighborhood. I’m not really feeling blessed by this at all.

They spend their days running around in circles accomplishing nothing in the processIt’s really annoying to witness. I think I’ve worked with people who were clearly squirrels in another life. They spend their days being busy trying to look busier than everyone else. ADHD x’s 1000 and always an epic fail.


When I came inside this is the first thing I saw. A big ole lump of love a/k/a Chester. Not a care in the world. True bliss with a tail. You won’t see him running in circles for no reason. When Chester does something, he does it with a purpose. If you ever saw him watch a stew cooking you would understand that statement.

He sleeps,walks, eats, sleeps, walks, sleeps again, walks, poops, sleeps again, eats, walks, poops and sleeps until it all starts over again. This little that is being used loosely guy lives a very simple life. There is something to be said about living the life you love.

THE CONNECTION: The behavior of these two animals sends a very clear message, well to me any way. In the end what do we all really long to be? Rich…Famous…Happy. Of course it would be nice to have all three, but if we’re being realistic I’ll go with Happy. Believe me I know having a solid bank account might make things easier, but does it bring you happiness? No. I’ve come across some miserable rich fucks folks in my day. 

So you have a choice, you can either run around in circles chasing that next whatever it may be that you think will make you happy or you can take a good look inside yourself, ask “What really makes me happy?”  Give yourself some good solid answers and apply some energy in that direction. It’s not nearly as difficult as we make it out to be.

Let’s face it, not everyone is born with a sunny disposition, but I think we can all agree that we have the ability to learn how to bring more meaning and satisfaction into our lives. Happiness is contagious…spread some around.

Stop glorifying busy. Slow the hell down. Find your happy and Enjoy the Ride!

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  3. free penny press | Reply

    well said.. and love your inside/outside shots..


  4. “True bliss with a tail” Yeah, I’ve got a couple of them at home, too! xoxoM


  5. Great post! Great encouragement, needed to read this, Thank you. Love your puppy! BTW, love the new award thingys on the side!! DAF


  6. Deliberately Delicious | Reply

    I’m with you on this one! It does a body good to stop and smell the stew from time to time, and to ask, “What do I really need today?” (And I am never going to be able to look at a particular colleague again without thinking of your squirrel!)


  7. Chester and my dog must come from the same family. Walk, sleep, eat, repeat 🙂


  8. Ahhhh… for a dog’s or squirrel’s life. Our’s seem so complicated in comparison. I will finally be able to slow down tomorrow after traveling this last week. Whew! Don’t worry, I will be smiling!


  9. Well said and I concur. Like an effing doctor!!


  10. Although I have a very sunny disposition (wink), in my next life, I want to come back as Chester!!!


  11. Slooooooowwwwwwwiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggg dooooooowwwwwwwwnnnnnnn.


  12. Okay, I’m new here, so I’ll apologise for my ignorance. Is Chester a Basset? If so, I’ll have to share the story of a friend’s Basset, Morgan, who used to get their other dog, a black Lab, into trouble! 😀


    1. Basset/Beagle blood line. Please share the story of Morgan’s shenanigans!


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