Little Foxes

Chamois - my little fox!

Chamois – my little fox!

My little fox!

When I was thinking of our theme this month ‘little’ I was reminded of my mother’s words growing up who recited often a wise old man, Solomon, who spoke of the ‘little foxes that can spoil the vine.’

I know what a spoilt vine looks like – well a kind of vine. Our dog Chamois, when she was a puppy dug a little whole at the bottom of my box hedge – such a seemingly little bit of damage but what we saw within a few weeks was a large section of dead hedge.

The lesson – that seemingly little, insignificant things can cause disproportionate damage and change.

Beware of the seemingly little foxes who sly their way into our life, that could appear innocent, but may have a huge influence on our direction, values, home or relationships. For me it’s watching those ‘little thoughts’ – if I play and toil with them, entertain them, chase them… can really send me in a downward spiral.

So let’s reflect – are there little areas in my life right now that have the potential to spoil my box hedge, my vine?

Be wise to those little pesky foxes.

No regrets.
Penny x

Photo: This is my dog, Chamois, who is not a fox but the culprit! My daughter was having fun with her this day,  pushing up her gums and making them stick to show her teeth! We laughed so much.  She is so compliant and such a super family pet.

About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".