I happen to love the squirrels in our backyard. I wish I could bend like that in my Yoga class! We have several bird feeders right outside the kitchen window, and I love to take a break with a cup of tea and watch the squirrels perform acrobatics to get to the suet cakes and bird seed.
I hope I can have the determination and creativity of the average gray squirrel this year. Mr. Squirrel lets nothing get in his way! If he has to hang upside-down by one toe to get a bite of corn, he does it. Perch on a thin, wobbly garden stake? Fearlessly. Leap from the bird feeder to the window screen? Without a second thought. Wow, I need some of that moxie. I want to be just as quick on my feet as the squirrel is (especially when he knows the dog is heading out the screen door). I want the confidence to navigate business tightropes as gracefully as the squirrels run along the back of the fence. I want to make leaps of intuition and take leaps of faith with the perfect balance that the average squirrel uses to jump from one flimsy branch to another. And I want to store up enough of a cushion with my investments so I can hibernate during retirement if it’s cold outside. Add that to my New Year’s resolutions—I want to be a squirrel!
Have you ever gotten a business or personal insight from something in nature? Please share!