I have a mouse. He is in the walls. I hear him scurrying about at various times throughout the day. I have seen no evidence that he has made it into my apartment. Yet.
So I have set a couple of traps but nothing as of yet.
And I got to thinking. Is there something to be learned from this?
Here is what I have learned from the mouse in my wall.
- Sometimes stuff has to get done. When mouse needs something he gets it. He does not procrastinate.
- It is okay to take a break. The majority of the time I do not hear mouse. He may be off doing other mousy things, but I like to think he is taking it easy. Meditating perhaps.
- Be patient and take your time. Hard to explain this one but sometimes I hear mouse in one wall and then a moment later he is somewhere else.
- Take only what you need. Again I see no evidence of mouse in my place. Maybe he is only taking a crumb or two. Lesson: We do not need to eat the entire bag of chips in one sitting. Have a couple, then stop.
- Be persistent. Mouse is in the dark. But he finds his way using other senses. Use all means necessary to find your way.
- Keep your surroundings tidy. Mouse is trying to find shelter from the cold. But I do not want to overtly invite him into my apartment. No crumbs, no unwashed dishes.
- All good things come to an end. I feel bad about catching mouse but I don’t like the idea of him chewing wires, digging through insulation and making a mess.
So we will see what happens.
Keep things simple folks. Live your life and be grateful for all that you have.
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