Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

A Moment with Meerkats

Image courtesy of Lavoview/

Image courtesy of Lavoview/

I’m forever marveling at the wonderful diversity of God’s creation, especially in the animal kingdom. Meerkats, in particular, are fascinating to me. They live very active, sometimes, frantic lives, taking care of life in their communities, dodging predators, searching for food, and making their homes in often-inhospitable places.


But, sometimes, meerkats kick back, as the one in this picture demonstrates. A lesson for us all, especially at this time of year.

We might not have to dodge predators or build our homes, and searching for food, though dicey in over-crowded supermarkets, isn’t a matter of life or death. But all the same, we often forget the importance of leaving all of the activity of the day and, as with this meerkat, “just being.”

Our bodies and our minds need activity, but also time to recharge. Our lives can be better lived if we give ourselves time to breathe. And our humor, well, that’s another thing about meerkats – a moment with them does often bring a smile!

I realize that this topic has been tackled by many, many other bloggers and writers. We know we need time to recharge. Yes, we do.

But if the actual ability and determination to rest regularly has eluded you up until now, I invite you to spend  “a moment with meerkats,” or, better put, “a moment like meerkats'”. Perhaps, it is just what you needed to swing into better balance.

Blessings for the day,


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