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.
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.