I Can Write an Inspirational Post About ANYTHING…



Think about this wood.

No, really.

Stop and THINK about it.

Like us, it is battered and aged.

Because like us, it has weathered the storms of life.

But there is harmony and structure there.

Despite the hardships it has suffered, the wood remains strong and resilient.

It reminds us not to go against the grain…not to waste our energy on negative thoughts or emotions.

Instead, like the wood, we must align oursevles with the positive flow of the Universe.

It’s amazing how much we can learn about the world, if only we’d just look closely at such miracles of nature.

It really IS.





My eyes mist up, as I embrace the wonderful spirit of co-operation these rocks exude.

Each one a product of the wind and water that formed it, a product of its environment.

Yet each rock is unique, with its own attributes and imperfections.

And there is no “right” or “wrong” rock.

The rocks just ARE.

Yet together they form a beach, a beautiful tapestry of color.


Sometimes, I wonder if WE should try to be more like rocks.

Accepting each other’s attributes and imperfections.

Because together, we make up the beach that we like to call HUMANITY.


Which type of rock are YOU?





I dance the Celebration of Life when I see trees.

For they embody success and perseverance.

Over the years, think of how many seeds have tried to take root on this bare, hostile rock over the years, and have failed.

Thousands.  Perhaps millions.

Most of those were blown away,  dried up, or eaten by birds.

But Nature did not give up.

Mother Earth kept the seeds coming and coming.

And against all odds, eventually some took root, and started to grow.

They withstood years of adversity, eking out nutrients and water out of the bare rock, until they grew into majestic trees.

Where they now PROUDLY stand.

We are all like the trees.

We all start off as seeds.  We all have the same potential.

Let’s ask ourselves:   Do we we want get blown and let ourselves go to waste?

Or do we went to grow into majestic trees?

It’s all up to US.



Okay…one more.



I weep with tears of joy and gratitude when I look at our woodland squirrel brethren.

They are Nature’s go-getters.  They never give up.

They plan ahead,  burying nuts for winter.

Yet they still take time to enjoy life, to stop and smell the roses.

Playing and chasing each other through the trees.

And there is an admirable honesty to them.

They are not afraid of life, nor afraid to express how they feel.

As they sit up in their tree thrones, and scolding others 100 times their size.

“Tttttt…..tttttt!” they will chatter at us.

Yes, Squirrel, my friend.

Ttttt…tttt, to you too.

If only more of us were like you.

The world would be a happier place.



I hope you were all inspired by this.

And have perhaps learned something.

Because I know I have.


(*pfft…..snicker*) 😉



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13 Comments on “I Can Write an Inspirational Post About ANYTHING…”

  1. Eyeteaguy Says:



  2. Friar Says:


    Maybe I need to get out LESS. Because this post was all inspired by nature.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to bang my prayer drum to generate positive vibrations for the Oil Spill down the gulf. Mother Earth is still hurting.

    Hey. Each and every bit helps.

  3. Anonymous to avoid the SPCA Says:

    I weep with tears of joy and gratitude when I look at our woodland squirrel brethren after I’ve blown them up with my .22

  4. Friar Says:


    Yes….you’re not the first person I’ve met who’s waged an open war against these varmints. 😉

  5. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Try using one of Brett’s prayer drums. Lets see the earth crack in half.

  6. Brett Legree Says:

    Yeah, we’ll borrow a snare drum from Hellhammer… that ought to do it 😉

  7. Friar Says:

    Yes, Brett’s Viking Death-Rock inspires us all.


  8. Zhu Says:

    I’m immediately forwarding all these great inspirational thoughts to all my email contacts. I’m sure they have NEVER read anything that DEEP.


  9. Friar Says:


    Yes, feel free to pass on this wisdom to others.

    If I can help ONE person, it would be worth it. Even if it were just a squirrel.

  10. Friar's Mom Says:

    @ Wee Friar,

    Don’t get me started on “rodents with fuzzy tales”. They gnawed on my wooden deck, garden shed, garage door, dig up my tulip bulbs, and now they’re feeding on my MacIntosh apples.

    I forgive them for an apple or two. But it’s like an outdoor buffet for them. It’s so disappointing to pick a large juicy red apple from the top of the tree and discover it has been nibbled on.

    I love nature, but detest these vermin.

  11. Spalpeen Says:

    Do we we want get blown?

    Damn right.

  12. Friar Says:

    @Friar’s Mom

    You need to team up with “Anonymous”! 🙂

  13. Friar Says:



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