Things a Baby Taught Me…

This little fella was hanging on the railing one night when I thought I’d just sit outside and enjoy the quiet of midnight. Well, I didn’t know he was there at first; when I realized he was, I nearly fainted.

But, in keeping with my pre-New Year resolution to go with the flow of life more and worry about the bumps a bit less (and since he wasn’t moving in my direction) I sat back down in the chair and decided to share the stary night with him. (Yes, could be a her, I have NO idea. I got no answer when I asked that question.)

I realized later that my little partly-furry friend had made some very elegent points, though narry a communication was shared:

  • When scared, running may not be an option. Just hang in there. This too shall pass…
  • When new creatures and experiences show up, observe all you can. You might learn something you didn’t know you didn’t know…
  • Hair is overrated. You CAN be quite cute without it…
  • Ugly, or pretty for that matter, is in the eye of the beholder…
  • Possums do not stink…
  • If you sit still enough long enough, the crazy lady who talks like a two-year old WILL go back into her home and leave you be…

So open up your hearts, minds and arms and embrace all of life in 2012. Despite appearances, things are under control. All you need is to be quiet, stay strong in your faith, and exercise a boatload of patience!

Happy New Year!!




About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories. View all posts by NL Quatrano

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