In keeping with my promise to seek abundance, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day… a scary-big spider.
We live in Spider Town USA. At least it seems that way.
There is nothing short of an abundance of spiders here in Southern Oregon. Even the big cat spider that lives outside our bedroom window, is still weaving her web, repairing it daily.
Not too long ago I would have killed them all. Stomped them with my shoe. Squished them with a napkin. Brushed them away with a broom. All dead.
But now that rarely happens. I must admit, I still do kill spiders. Like when I’m naked in the shower and see one creeping towards me. I can’t help it, I’m vulnerable.
However most of the time I don’t. I capture them in a glass jar that sits next to my desk. I shuffle them out the door on a piece of paper.
The difference is slight really.
It’s just that now ….I try.
I try to give those creepy crawly things the benefit of the doubt. I try to find another option (other than annihilating them from my base boards). I try to think of a different outcome before I reactively grab the shoe off of my foot and raise it above my head.
Try. Try. Try.
And, really that can make all the difference.
If nothing else, it will save lives.
At least some creepy crawly ones.