Poor Scrat was a little saber-toothed squirrel in the animation Ice Age. He was constantly chasing his beloved Acorn - to no avail - and always resulting in disastrous consequences for him and his surroundings.
Is there a message in this?
Well...last week I GOT the Acorn ;-)
An exquisite little gift of handmade jewelry by my love. He knew I would appreciate the symbolism.
It got me thinking.....
Are we always chasing, striving, hoping, wishing, dreaming.
Longing for something or someone just out of arm's reach?
If you find you may be doing a little Scrat impersonation at times, think about how it leaves you feeling.
If you are chasing a bit too hard then you might be feeling at the same moment a sense of 'not enough' as you are without it. What does that do to you?
I recently felt 'loss'. It hurt and I felt very afraid. I wasn't sure what to do next.
I was confused and perplexed at the change in the status quo.
Do we sometimes tend to get too familiar, too reliant, too complacent with 'things' as they are?
Well, my little acorn is now around my neck to remind me of two things.
1 - We all have our 'acorns' - our seeds, our dreams.
Whether you can see it or touch it, YOU still have it. BE it and live your life from that place.
Be strong, brave, courageous. Yes dream big and have goals BUT and it's important -
DO this from a place that you are enough already.
2 - BE present. Be in the moment. Be grateful.
My little gift might one day break off from my neck.
I could lock it away and never wear it at the risk of loosing it, but then I would not be enjoying it.
Instead I choose to hold my head high, allow the sun to shine on my face,
and even if one day I have to say goodbye .... I know that really, I always have it within me.
Live with purpose and gratitude at every moment.
Remember you were that nut who stood his ground ;-)
Love Danielle xxx