“The visitors” have now gone back to where they originally came from and Sir Winston and myself now have our small kingdom back to normal. Actually, I enjoyed their stay – they were a little loud sometimes and spoke in a strange language, but it was nice to have so many diferrent hands stroking my fur. Sir Winston made sure he steered clear of any confrontations with the guests and would often sneak off into the cellar where we spend most of our nights. However, he did keep me awake most of the time with his constant inquisitive questioning as to our guests activities and their habits. I wish he were as brave as myself and had found out for himself. Still, at least it couldn´t have been that bad for him if he was so interested in their activities.
I´m now sitting on my favourite spot on the porch, tail wrapped around my feet (to keep my paws warm from this years April warmth!) and am taking in the (damp) smells of my wonderful kingdom. A feeling of joy sweeps through my body.
Suddenly, peeking from around the house corner, a familiar face notices Mr Midnight on the porch and with his furry friend in tow, Sir Winston gently saunters over to Mr Midnight with his friend scurrying madly behind, with which to greet him.
Hi Mr Midnight, let me introduce you to squirrel. He´s my best friend.
Hello Mr Midnight. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you as well squirrel. Mr Midnight wondered why Sir Winston seemed to like going about with such strange characters.
Why are you so nervous squirrel?
I´m not nervous Mr Midnight. I´m just happy and full of joy because I´d lost my nuts, but because of help from Sir Winston, I´ve managed to find them again. I love to be out and about in nature and through over-excitement about being joyful about my life, I forgot where I placed my nuts. Now that I´ve found them again, I´m even more joyous!
Mr Midnight thought that not only had he lost his nuts, but also his marbles.
Well it´s nice that things have turned full-circle and that you´ve gone from a state of joy into an even larger state of joy. What a life you lead.
Living life in joy and satisfaction seems to be a difficult task to master for human beings – but daddy occasionally shows this “joy” thing, especially after him having been jogging for over an hour.
Seems a bit peculiar to want to move about for such a long period of time with which to experience “joy” . It must be a human thing.
Did someone mention that I was peculiar? I´ve heard this been said before.
Mr Midnight was only trying to work out why anyone would want to put in so much work with which to experience “joy”.
Well I don´t find jogging to be an act of work – it actually relaxes my mind and body. It´s such a great feeling to experience ones “self” in our hectic world and having freedom and being able to appreciate how lucky one is to be able to do what one so wishes, satisfies and spreads joy through my soul.
We do that all the time! (but without the jogging thing!)
I believe you do, but we humans like to make a meal out of things. We often find it difficult to be satisfied and the pleasure of experiencing joy seems to be something many prefer to keep locked up.We all seem to love victimhood and will often bathe in the convenience of believing we are victim to life´s persuasions. It is the little things in life that can give a lot of satisfaction and joy, but these things are often conveniently cast aside for more superficial activities and adventures.
Did somebody mention something about a meal?
I am most thankful that I am able to live with daddy and Mr Midnight. I am quite satisfied with the food he puts in our bowl and I look forward to him coming home at the end of the day so that he can stroke me nicely. It is indeed the little things which can give so much joy. Obviously, larger things can also spread a lot of joy- but only if one really appreciates what has come ones way.
Because daddy has his own small business (with which to keep Mr Midnight and myself happy) , he works quite a lot and is unable to take much holiday, but he told me that this situation has arisen because of the choices he had made in life. He is satisfied with the outcome of things but because of his lack of holiday, he ocassionally likes to visit stamp auctions (online) in which to indulge in a little fun.
What is a stamp auction?
I believe that it is a place where one exchanges pieces of paper with numbers on them for other pieces of paper with pictures and numbers on them Mr Midnight.
Sounds like great fun! What a way to relax and have fun!
Well the other day daddy managed to win on one of his bids and you should have seen the expression on his face after he had been notified. He was over the moon. He really looked forward to receiving his items and simply emitted rays of satisfaction and joy. He was as excited as a child at christmas time.
What´s christmas time Sir Winston?
It´s the birthday of some famous wise guy from ancient times. Can´t you remember having played in all of that crinkly, glistening paper every now and again?
It´s nice to feel like a child sometimes. All this serious stuff really gets on my nerves sometimes. That´s why I choose to live in abundance, have fun every now and again and try to live a joyful life. When you´re happy, you´re satisfied.
But if humans were always satisfied with life, no matter what the circumstances (disasters, inefficiency, etc.), then the state of being satisfied is surely a negative one? Afterall, the human races yearnings for improvement, advancement and discovery would be quashed if always being satisfied. There would be no reason to change anything.
You are possibly correct in your assessment Sir Winston because the modern human race seems to be in a constant state of dissatisfaction.
Most seem to be obsessed about not having enough of those little pieces of paper with numbers printed upon them. It consumes most of their energies.
….. are stamps and stamp auctions really all that important to the human race daddy?
No Mr Midnight, not philately and stamp auctions – money is the drug.
Who is Phil? Is money akin to my food sticks – a drug?
Philately is the study of stamps and postal history. Food sticks are not drugs.
In my opinion, the human races obsessions for making money have inadvertently, taken away a lot of joy from our existence. There are those who enjoy their money but most are trapped within the mechanics of trying to discover happiness and joy through making enough money. The end result is usually dissatisfaction.
For example, in Germany, it is the “sign-of-the-times” to go on strike because of having noticed that one has less “Net Wage” in ones pocket as in previous times. While this is usually quite rightly the case, and I must stress that one must be able to live off ones wage, most people tend to avoid looking at reality and will constantly, bitterly target their dissatisfactions and frustrations towards their employer. There are no doubt, “bad employers”, but the majority of employers (in Germany) will try to operate as fairly as possible within the parameters set by the government.
What appears to be amazing is the fact that German tax revenue levels break new records continuously, year after year, and the general-public constantly complain that they do not have enough money. At the same time, the German Government sits quietly on the sidelines and rubs its hands together at the thought of more money flowing into its coffers when another strike has ended.
But those poor people having gone on strike, will only receive about half or 60% of what they striked for.
Precisely, which sadly shows how greedy the (German)government really is. In its defence for high and assorted taxation measures, the government will often bring up issues of trying to alleviate debt levels with which to “mask” its strategy, but incompetent government spending and burocratic bungling portray a diferrent picture – that of raking in record tax revenues, continuing to spend money like water and at the same time, to continue taking on more debt.
Will you all ever be satisfied? Why can´t you all try and accept that a society needs stability and that those unlucky enough to be out of work also wish to have a workplace? Are moderate wage increases to much to ask for? I have heard that it is quite popular in Germany to want upto 10 or 20% more money with even a job guarentee. It´s no wonder that most of you are dissatisfied and not enjoying your lives. Your systems and ways of living are quite ill. Surely everybody should have a chance to get on in life, not just the privilged or selected masses.
Enough of this serious stuff. Me and squirrel are getting quite hungry. I only wish that you would ALL at long last, get it together and start to enjoy your lives a little more.
Bye for now.
Back to my lovely nuts. Bye Bye.