Recently I have been blessed to inherit my sons Siamese fighter fish ... Trevor ... whilst my son and his girlfriend travel around Australia seeking further enlightenment ... and why not indeed!
However ... Trevor ... in these last days has been laying very low, and not really swimmimg ... which led me to believe he was off colour as swimming is what fish do best. This very morning at feeding time Trevor once again showed no sign of enthusiasm ... so I stood there for a bit and tried to tune in to his 'fissues!! I put my finger in the bowl to try and literally stir him up and found to my surprise that the water was freezing! I thought he may be tropical ... a guess ... so added some warm water ... careful not to boil him and then end up having to serve him up with chips and ketchup!
It is winter here in Australia and although beautiful sunshine outside ... inside ... my house in particular ... is absolutely freezing. When walking from outside to in it is like stepping into a freezer!
Aha! Trevor needs some sunshine! So I carried his bowl outside where he has remained for most of the day.
Trevor loves sunny wevver!!!
He is darting hither and thither and has revived his enthusiasm for living in a bowl with only a stone turtle for company. Never has Trevor assumed such a happy disposition.
And your point Blossom????
My point is ... that I am going to become a fish whisperer! My point is that if we just take a few minutes to tune in to anothers needs ... then we could make this world a much brighter place in a blink of an eye. We tend to rush about looking after our own needs and just assuming one is having an 'off' day ... which they may well be ... but instead of adopting a 'whatever Trevor' attitude ... if we just took a few moments to tune in to their requirements ... we might amaze ourselves with what frequency we actually tune in to and how such a small adjustment can make such a difference to someones day.
Yes, it is important to take care of our own needs ... but it is also important to look out for one another. Yes ... there are always plenty more fish in the sea ... but each fish is a part of this wonderful world that we are here to share with each other. And sharing requires caring.
That's all I wanted to say really. Lets try to be more 'in tune' with each other. It only takes a minute of our time ... and by doing so ... it can not only enhance the kind of day another may have ... but the joy is in watching a friend splash about in the water ... knowing that your thoughtfulness for that one minute of time given ... made all the difference to the drop in the sea becoming an ocean.
Golden Rays ... and good wishes to all fishes!