From Indy Issue 69

I ate a mouse today. ICK. I didn’t really mean to. I was playing in the grass and the thing jumped out of the tall brush right in front of me. Instinct took over and I lunged at it. I didn’t consciously mean to catch it, but somehow I did. And before I knew it, I’d swallowed it whole.

I’m feeling really bad about it, for a couple of reasons. One, the thought of eating a live creature is really awful. How scary, to be sliding down someone’s giant gullet, knowing you’re done for! Also, I don’t really like the idea that I killed a possible friend. It’s why I never catch the bunnies. We’ve developed this game, and it does not include a bloody, final ending.

Have you ever done something and then wished you could turn back the clock and undo it? Most of us have. But unfortunately, we can’t. We just have to learn to live with what is.

I’ve decided to learn from this mistake and never snap at a mouse again. What did you learn from your mistake? Will you ever do it again? We’re all doing the best we can in the moment. We must forgive each other, and then forgive ourselves. Otherwise, we’ll never move on.

Forgiveness is one of the most important and powerful gifts we can give ourselves. Without forgiveness, we stay stuck in the past. And there is no power in staying in the past. Your point of power is NOW!!

Could you bring me a bowl of water? I think I have a mouse in my throat. ICK.

Love, Indy

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