Be Like a Squirrel

squirrel story

 

The Squirrel Story  (from The White Stripes album ‘Elephant’, track 10).

When problems overwhelm you and sadness smothers us where do we find the will and the courage to continue?  Well the answer may come in the caring voice of a friend.  A chance encounter with a book.  Or from a personal faith.  For Janet, help came from her faith but it also came from a squirrel.  Shortly after her divorce, Janet lost her Father.  Then her job.  She had mounting money problems.  Janet not only survived, she worked her way out of despondency and now she says life is good again.

How could this happen?  She told me that late on Autumn day when she was at her lowest, she watch a squirrel storing up nuts for the Winter.  One at a time he would take them to the nest.  And she thought, if that squirrel can take care of himself – so can I.  Once I broke my problems into small pieces, I was able to carry them – just like those acorns.  One at a time.

(See also Kid Power).   Pass the story on like Janet ….