Monday, June 6, 2016

Gratitude Monday-- Be The Marmot Edition

A marmot in the morning sun

This hoary marmot spent part of a sunny Friday morning enjoying the sunshine.
Whatever other important marmot business it had to attend to that day was either done or could wait.
Marmots sun themselves.
It is important to them.
Above, it had a rock and the sun. That's all a marmot needs for a sunbath. I presume it was living in the moment enjoying the warmth and light, and I further presume it was grateful as its current need and desire was being met.
I am grateful to have seen the creature and to have gotten its photo. I am further grateful to have the reminder to be grateful for having what I need when I need it, and to enjoy it.
It's a good reminder.
Be the marmot.

7 comments:

Kimberley said...

Lovely.

solarity said...

I shall try being the marmot, although I more often try to be the bird. Not the Early Bird. Just the bird.
Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

I was the marmot on the weekend. I have the sunburn to prove it.
(Note to self: do NOT be the marmot ALL DAY on a hot day.)

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Kimberley.

Bird works, too, Mary Anne.

Marmot with protection, Bag Lady. But marmot.

messymimi said...

When it's not time to be the busy bee, it's time to be the marmot. A good way to divide your time.

Leah J. Utas said...

Sounds about right, Messymimi.

Barbara Martin said...

Sunshine has a beneficial effect on all who sit in it. We can learn from marmots to bask and enjoy.