This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. If a week could be longer than the one before it, I would think that this week was one for the record books. Actually, this past month has been a steady rush of work, play, family and fixing stuff. A TV appearance, rescue work and hiking also kept us busy. And we got caught up in it all like a giant spider web.
When you’re so busy, sometimes, you don’t take the time to see that you are too busy. It wasn’t until Memaw Macaw asked Girl Person yesterday how she did so much and wasn’t she exhausted? Girl Person told her that in fact she was exhausted, but had been too busy to notice. So we decided to put everything down, including our tiredness, and take a little stroll to where Boy Person’s old house used to sit.
And that’s when we saw it. A spider web that stretched all the way from the top of a telephone pole to the ground below. And we stopped. And we looked.
And we thought how easy it is to get caught up in every day and not see all of the things you are weaving yourself into that you may not get out of.
“Never hurry and never worry!”-Charlotte’s Web
In fact, as we stared up at that spider web, Girl Person thought some more. It had been a very long time since she had seen a banana spider. They used to be around when she was a kid. Big and menacing looking, in fact, they are harmless here. Yet, she never sees them anymore. At all. It seems many of the creatures that used to be around have disappeared due to everyone affecting the earth, affecting their lives, and rushing around…not caring. If everyone stopped for a moment to think about this…would they care? I wonder.
“In good time he was to discover that he was mistaken about Charlotte. Underneath her rather bold and cruel exterior, she had a kind heart, and she was to prove loyal and true to the very end.”-Charlotte’s Web
Sure, some may think that being on TV would be the highlight of our week. But how was that more important than looking up and seeing that spider web? It wasn’t.
Take a look at the web you have weaved…just this week. What is in it? I really would like to know. Is it full of positive things and happy thoughts, or did you fill it with worry and fret and stress? We all have our own webs, and sometimes, we even run into them. What sticks to us is important.
Not only can we run into our own webs, but what if someone else does? Whoever we come in contact with is affected by us. It is true. People…the animals…the earth. Build your web strong. Be an example. Weave that web!
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle
If you missed our live cooking segment this week, learn how to make Chicken Pawmesan Sandwiches For Dogs And People!