The Wisdom of Meerkats

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Somewhere along the long and winding road, I fell in love with meerkats.  I can’t tell you why; in fact, if anyone were to ask me, “Why meerkats?” I would be tempted to just shrug my shoulders and respond, “I dunno.”

In truth, I seriously doubt that meerkats are wise, although they probably have a fairly high-level of street cred.  I’ve seen them in action on  National Geographic  and not just any ‘ole ‘cat can be the alpha.

So I have a fascination with these desert mammals and I’ve long wanted to feature them here.  Because this post is #250 since the launch of B Here Today on May 20, 2010 and it’s a birthday of sorts, I can write whatever I want, right? (There’s no need to state the obvious, that I can always write whatever I want!)

file2221336842442They’re cute, they’re funny when they make their squeaking noises and they always make me smile.  During days when I’m slammed with appointments or assignments, I look at the pictures of my meerkat friends and feel myself lighten and brighten.

We could use a little more light and bright, don’t you think?

Yes, it’s frivolous, perhaps even silly, but I’m sharing my pals with you today, along with my favorite quotes from the book, The Wisdom of Meerkats, compiled by Rachael Lanicci and published by Metro Books (the top photo comes from the book).

I hope you enjoy.  Thank you for being a member of the B Here Today pack.

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. ~ Paul Valéry

Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Harold R. McAlindon

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Think of all the beauty around you and be happy. ~ Anne Frank

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. ~ Goethe

Love is a friendship set to music. ~ Joseph Campbell

Always do right.  This will gratify some and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain

For me, the safest place is out on a limb. ~ Shirley MacLaine

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Photos courtesy of hotblack.

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1 Comment

  1. Hey Beth,

    Meerkats, hmmm. Don’t know much about them, but they sure are cute. Didn’t know you had this interest. 🙂 Do you have them close by you?

    Love this quotes, especially this one – A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. ~ Goethe Take care!

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