Happier than a pig in mud

Gizmo & Goku, my handsome guys

Scrolling through my social media, you’ll probably notice I favor my pigs. I do. I’ve been in love with pigs since I was a little girl after watching Charlotte’s Web. If you come to my home you’ll see it covered with pig decor. I really love pigs.

They fascinate me. I can spend hours out there watching them. And I did. I studied their behaviors and thought “how nice to be a pig.”

Pigs are one of the smartest animals in the world. I didn’t know that, but later discovered it by watching their habits. Maybe humans have something to learn from them.

They eat, sleep, and enjoy life. They are always present in whatever it is they’re doing. I think the key here is being present.

My mind is all over the place whether I’m feeling manic or not. It’s hard for me to settle down with my thoughts because I’m always distracted. If I just focused on what’s in front of me- I think I would be a much happier person.

I spent this afternoon immersed in being with my kids. There are many things stressing me out at the moment especially with going back to teaching in the fall. However I really tried my best to “think like a pig”. I put down my phone, stopped my cleaning, and really played with them.

In today’s world we are constantly distracted. I’m guilty of it by spending entirely too much time on my phone. It connects me with others but prohibits me from being actively present.

My boys are 3, 4, and 9. They are only getting older by the day. I’ll never have this time back with them. It seems like I blinked and now they’re not babies anymore.

So tonight I’m going to put down my phone. I’m going to think like a pig. Eat, enjoy my boys, and go to sleep. Because what else is more to life than that?

Celebrate we will because life is short but sweet for certain.

Dave Matthews Band