Good morning, Cuddlers!
Tangled. The other day at school I was taking out my speakers as I was going to show a video to my students. I swear I spent a solid 5 minutes untangling the cords to the speakers. I’m pretty sure the last time I put the speakers in the box, the cords weren’t tangled, so it was quite annoying to try to untangle the cords. It’s a mystery to me how they got tangled in the box that was in my cabinet.
That same day I also noticed the cords for my Wi-Fi (and whatever else is mixed in) are also seriously tangled, and my iPod earbuds are in a constant state of entanglement. It’s a marvel at how cords get tangled, especially when you simply place them down, or inside a box.
Have you ever tried walking a dog without them getting tangled in their leash? Depending on the level of getting tangled, dogs don’t seem to mind, do they? They are more concerned about being outside on their walk and sniffing whatever they feel needs a good sniff. Abby and Striker love getting tangled in the garland every year when I first take it out of the storage bin. It’s like they’re thinking, “Oh…garland…I remember this from last Christmas! Time to get all tangled up!” It’s pretty cute the way they both are drawn to the garland.
This got me thinking about how people get tangled in things like a web of gossip, problems, tough conversations, work situations, and so on. Just like those darn cords or iPod ear bud cords, it takes patience to untangle those tough life problems. Hopefully no one in “cuddle land” is entangled in something “messy.” I guess we can look at how a dog gets untangled from the leash – the dog keeps walking and the leash will either naturally come free or the dog will get a little help from the human (I think it bothers us more than the dog).
May we all have a little bit of extra patience as we attempt to get untangled from life’s problems, or we are working to untangle speaker cords.
Enjoy the cuddle!