Hey Everybody! Have you every just needed to find some time alone? Well that’s how I was yesterday. Maybe it was too much sun or swinging but I just needed to find some time to myself to gather my thoughts for a while.
First I tried my usual spot in my favorite tree, but it almost felt too comfortable. I thought that maybe I needed someplace different to think.
I swung down from my tree and tried a nice smooth rock in the grass. I thought that this would be perfect!
I tried to think on the rock but the more I tried, the more I felt like I wasn’t alone. Then I looked to my left….
I’m not sure what that was, but I was not going to argue with it! So I left my rock and went looking for someplace else. I thought that maybe taking some time in the flower beds would be helpful!
The flowers were very pretty and smelled really good! In fact, they smelled a lot. As a sock monkey, my sense of smell is impeccable. There were so many flowers that it began to be overwhelming!
I had to get out of there! So I left the flower beds and decided that I would just lie down in the middle of the yard. When I did, I actually was able to focus and was really comfortable!
After a little bit though, my best friend Lil saw me and wanted to play. I love playing with Lil but that day I just needed a little space from everybody. I tried to play, but just wasn’t feeling it.
After Lil ran off to go play somewhere else, I decided to go on a walk and find somewhere around town to think. Unfortunately, I forgot that we sock monkeys don’t have the best sense of direction. After a while, I realized that I wasn’t in the best part of town!
I ran home as fast as I could!! When I finally got there I was exhausted. This day of quiet thinking turned out to be much more stressful than I ever expected! I didn’t think that there was anything that could cheer me up. That’s when I smelled something marvelous from the kitchen. I followed my nose and found something amazing! Cake!!!
Beside anything banana, cake is a sock monkey’s favorite thing to eat! I sat down and ate five pieces of the delicous cake. I didn’t know whos it was, where it came from, or what it was for. Truthfully, I didn’t care. As soon as I tasted that cake, everything became quiet and for the first time all day life was nice and calm. I think that moments like yesterday happen a lot. When we search for peace and quiet we often find much more stress than we started with. Maybe instead of wasting so much energy looking so hard, we should instead look inside ourselves. Or maybe inside of our kitchen!!!