While stumbling upon a pile of pumpkins, this squirrel came along and got me thinking...
A squirrel doesn't need to be controlled. They work independently. A squirrel doesn't fear abandonment or rejection when the business of gathering nuts isn't enough or scarce. Squirrels don't feel insecure when they don't get enough attention. A squirrel takes risks. They are aware of their surroundings, stay focused, and keeps moving. They know how high they need to climb and when to quit. A squirrel doesn't take stupid risks and falls from trees flat on their heads. A healthy squirrel understands when the winds and the seasons' change, and the squirrel knows when to gather, what it needs to survive, how it is going to live, what needs to be collected and saved, and what nuts and safety hazards are best to stay away from when going about its business.
You'll never find a squirrel sitting on a park bench weeping, feeling sorry for themselves, eating a box of chocolates, or drinking coffee. Nor will you find a squirrel reading the newspaper, on a cell phone, watching T.V., playing video games, or spending time on the Internet. Squirrels are never lonely and they don't beg for building relationships.
A squirrel doesn't confront you and make you feel uncomfortable. They don't take more of what they receive or need and they only pick the good ones that are ripe and ready, willing and wanting to be picked. When it comes to problem-solving they are great at negotiating solutions. Also, you'll never see a squirrel running over to the next tree for help. They work independently.
by Patricia Feager