Learning opportunities never cease and nature continues to be a good teacher. My garden pond, now with several kinds of frogs adopted from the local international supermarket’s meat department, has been a very good place to observe, ponder, and meditate. The frogs provide endless entertainment and lessons.
Things I have learned from the frogs in my pond
- When danger is present, dive to the bottom of the pond; get as far away as you can.
- Burying your head does not make you safe; you could still be nabbed by “the enemy”.
- When danger is too close to run from, sit perfectly still and blend in.
- Wait patiently for dinner to arrive. It may land unsuspectingly right next to you.
- Smile. It puts others in good spirits and it may boost your own.
- Use your back legs and kick like heck when you need to get away.
- Communicate with your loved ones.
- Pay attention to where you are going or you might invade some else’s space.
- Good friends come in many colors and sizes.
- Keep your head above water.
- Sing! It’s good for the soul.
- When something is on your mind, get out of the pond, sit on a rock and cogitate a while.
- Be patient. Whatever you are waiting for may take some time.