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Thursday, lizard’s lesson…

Baby Lizard on grass

Image by YIM Hafiz via Flickr

The other day was a pretty ho-hum day.  I was at work and it was the usual work day, nothing to complain or exclaim about.  The sun was bright and the skies blue, it was hot hot hot, but that is normal for mid-summer in the land of Dixie.  Just the usual nothing special day.

I took a few minutes from work to go to the Piggly Wiggly that is in the shopping center next to us.  It is a small center with only about a dozen shops, most locally owned.  Between the parking area and the sidewalk there are small squares of grass and flowers, pretty.

As I was walking along feeling sorta blah, I looked down and between two grassy spots there was the tiniest chameleon skittering about.  He (I have no idea if he was a he or she but I just can’t call the creature it, it just seems wrong) had to be a baby because he was so very little.  He would run one way then another and in circles on the sidewalk. When he got to the grass he leaped up in the air and dived into the blades.  It must have seemed like a great green jungle to him.

I watched for a while as he explored his world looking like he was having the best time just being a chameleon in the jungle of grass and flowers.

Made me think; how much do I miss when I let the day be ho-hum and blah and not even see the wonder of the world around me?  I mean really, if a little critter can enjoy and appreciate the world he knows, it seems I am meant to do the same.

Today, I am thankful for the lesson learned from a bitty baby chameleon living life to the max. 

13 thoughts on “Thursday, lizard’s lesson…

  1. Oh, Patricia, I could see that cute little guy in my head as you were describing the scene. I could see him running around and finally jumping excitedly into the grass. Can a lizard be excited?

    In any case, it is important for us to pay attention to the wonderful little scenes playing out in the world around us. There is a lot to gain there.

  2. Thank you for showing us how to be grateful and on the look out for joyful moments from Him! Loved the lizard lesson! 🙂

  3. Looks like s/he was making no attempt to “chameleonize” him/herself. It is amazing how we can miss the extraordinary amid the ordinary. It’s there – always – we just have to open our eyes. Terrific post, patricia! thanks for the reminder. These days I’ve been finding a lot of things by just looking down. The only problem is that I jeep bumping into things in front of me! 🙂

    1. I can’t see my comments when I comment on your blog – I can barely make out the dark gray letters on th dark abackground. Anyway, it should read “P”atricia, and “keep” not “jeep!”

    2. Yes ma’am, the ordinary is often the extraordinary in disguise.

      Seems peeps are having a hard time with the comment field. You should be typing in white on a dark gray background. If you are not the problem is on your side. Nancy knows how to fix it. But I think I will change my theme to avoid this happening. I just haven’t found one I like as well as this one. That and I hate to have to configure it all again.

  4. There is no such thing as an ordinary moment. Just the fact that you’re breathing is extra-ordinary.

    S.M.I.L.E. = See Miracles In Life Everyday

    BTW: I always refer to our lizards as “he.” No woman wants to look like that. 😉

    1. I like the S.M.I.L.E–hope I can remember it so I can use it some times.

      There must be she lizards or there wouldn’t be any baby lizards. If I was a lizard I would have followed this one to wherever he lives, he was a cutie. But since I am not a lizard I am glad I don’t look like one.

  5. Thank you for this post. I was having a ho hum day, and now I realize I just need to get “over myself” and enjoy all within my perimeter (all senses included)!

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