Today is Chinese New Year, this year being the Year of the Pig.
Unfortunately for Us, there is no Year of the Rhino in the Chinese Zodiac.
We try to be philosophical about the oversight, with varying degrees of success. It probably is part of some Natural Scheme to help Us Rhinos build character. Ah well, that’s what We say.
In the Wild, Rhinos can only sleep with their Alarm System engaged. That System is hooked to one nostril or the other, wired to jolt our Rhino into consciousness.
At that point, the Rhino can analyze matters, and decide to Take Action, or roll over for more winks. But, still with one nostril cocked.
That way, the off-duty nostril gets a good night’s sleep.
Being Robust Critters, We Rhinos are aware that there is only so much Space to go around in the Wild. Some critters take up Much Space, and some Less Space. But here We all are, a crowd of sorts, busy, busy, busy.
Being aware of Natural Limitations, We Rhinos try not to spread ourselves out all over the place. We keep ourselves condensed, so other critters have room to function.
Seems so obvious, but you’d be surprised how many critters are inattentive to the issue.
Each individual Rhino is best tuned to our Inner Rhino, in subtle, unique ways. Thus each of Us is aware of our Victories over Dubious Choices, those moments when We approach our potential for Excellence.
So who is better at acknowledging these Triumphs than We ourselves? Right. Nobody.
Rhinos are not double-jointed, which makes Pats on the Back tricky. But We each do what We can, when appropriate; it’s the spirit of the thing that counts.
Inside each Rhino there is a jolly Self, making its way to the jolly Solution. Just what might need Solving is not always clear, but We feel that, all in all, We are on Track.
We think Positive (assuming We are thinking at all).
Our Inner Rhino is like a GPS for Good Times.
Sometimes Rhinos will sense that We are coming apart at the seams. Not so much physically as mentally. The Stresses associated with Santa, Dietary Indulgences, one Festive Hootenanny after another form a cumulative Pressure.
What can a Rhino do about it?
Hold on. Maybe take a nap. In a week or so, Normalcy will return from Vacation, and then We can complain about how dull things are.
And many Merry Moments!!
Very Best wishes from “Your Inner Rhino” today, just like every day.