This is Peanut Butter Brickle. There are a lot of things to watch out for!
But I wasn’t expecting a scorpion to be on my list this week. Seems like this cabin has some guests staying here who we didn’t know about. And well, I wish he would have made other reservations.
Because when you wake up and see a scorpion, well, you wonder how long he’s been with you. You wonder if he shared your bed. And you wonder how you didn’t get bit.
That’s right. The scorpion stings! Boy Person knows first hand…or should I say from behind. Because that is where one stung him when he was a kid in his bed. And he has never got over it. Never.
Even Fruitycake has heard that story a few times.
And so I thought about that before Girl Person took the scorpion outside to get out of our cabin. I thought about it a lot. How many of us let scorpions in our company? How many of us let those scorpions influence us or make us sad even when we go to bed each night?
We carry around the sting everywhere. We even left the last thoughts of our day be affected.
A sting from a scorpion makes a definite impression. But when someone stings us, do we let them take away our happiness or self confidence? Do we let them keep affecting us over and over again? Beware of the scorpion. Beware of ones who keep hurting us. Because if we are hurt, the ones closest and most special to us get hurt too. I don’t want that. You don’t want that.
You are very important. You are very special. You don’t deserve to be stung over and over.
It’s ok to give others chances when they are truly sorry or make mistakes. But for those who do not truly care, don’t let their sting leave scars. Get them out of your mind and your heart. Don’t take their hurt to bed with you each night. Live your life without stings. It can be beautiful.
Life is full of unexpected stings.
But learn from those stings to see who is soothing and comforting to your soul. See the difference. See the scorpions.
–Peanut Butter Brickle