Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 12, January 12

The other day on a walk through our neighborhood, I saw three squirrels scampering through a yard.  They chased each other up a tree, hopping from one branch to another.  Their antics caused my lips to curve in appreciation. 

As I told my grandson Christopher in one of our frequent discussions about rodents, squirrels are rodents.  However, they are also Heavenly Father's creatures.  Could He have created them for the sole purpose of causing us to smile at their sheer joy in life?  Perhaps, that is our lesson from them.  Enjoy life.  Embrace it.   Leave our worries and cares behind, at least for the space of a walk, and find joy in the world that God created for us.

So, for today, I am grateful for squirrels.  (I am also grateful for Christopher, my "favorite rodent.")


  1. I'm grateful for rabbits, particularly the four jack rabbits who chase each other, sometimes slicking back their ears so they look ferocious to the others, sometimes playing leap-frog. Like your squirrels, they make me smile.

  2. I love that he is your rodent, even though he doesn't want to be called that anymore. :(