Embracing the icky πŸ˜

Duck from the pond

Duck from the pond

Todays Daily Prompt:Β Embrace the Ick

Think of something that truly repulses you. Hold that thought until your skin squirms. Now, write a glowing puff piece about its amazing merits.

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What an unusual prompt for today. I am ashamed to say that I don’t like frogs. I don’t know if the reason is that I am terrified of them or if it is because of the sort of green sliminess about them. I would not like to hold a frog and cringe inwardly when I see children holding them and examining them. Just imagine if I lived in a fairytale, I would never kiss the frog. When I said that I was ashamed of this, I meant it, I really feel ashamed that I should have a dislike for a living creature. I don’t like feeling that way.

I have two fish ponds at my house. One big one in the back garden and one small little one in the front, and they both have frogs around them. I don’t mind them being around the ponds because it is natural for them, and they need to be there for their survival.

Now the merits. I adore the sounds they make at night. The Night sounds. When everyone is fast asleep, and all the lights are off, it is the most awesome and wonderful thing to listen to the night sounds and the main contributor to this awesome natural music is the frogs.

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33 thoughts on “Embracing the icky πŸ˜

  1. I have no love for frogs, though love would be a better word than like as I have always told my children, “you can love someone and still not like them.”
    Frogs don’t feel slimy and squirmy as you would think. Hope, perhaps, you need to touch a frog, just touch it, to begin to work past the hate. i understand it. I have it for snakes. However, I have touched a safe snake and while it still doesn’t make me like them, I can now appreciate them for who and what they are.
    Just a thought.
    Scott

  2. Terrific picture of that beautiful duck. When I was a kid I loved playing with the tiny little what we called “rain frogs” but I do not like touching any frog now. I too like listening to them. Hugs

  3. Uhg, they are icky indeed. My daughter loved them as a child, always picking them up. Nasty critters but they do make a nice sound at night, all around the pond they created a chorus of ever changing music.

  4. I love that prompt – maybe it’s because my theme in my own life these days is embracing my own “ickiness” – the parts of me that I wish weren’t there but are so it’s high time to lean in πŸ˜‰ Which doesn’t mean not changing but not being unkind to myself for them.

    Your frog story is a perfect illustration that there is beauty in all things if we look at them with an open and curious lens.

  5. hehe! I never thought there’d be something you’d find icky Michelle, but even the fact that you don’t like holding them doesn’t matter. What matters is the fact that you’re allowing them to live and thrive. Yes, froggies are slimy and cold …. and slippery … and cute. πŸ˜† I also love to listen to the sounds they make at night. Thanks for caring so much about nature and its critters. There should be more like you. πŸ˜€ β™₯

    Great photo of your pond duck. Love the colours. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Big Hugs β™₯

  6. We have a garden full of frogs and although I’m scared of them, especially when they are big, I have learned to live with them. In a way I had no choise with all the little new borns every year in our garden πŸ˜€ and I told them that I like them but not to close to me and Hope, you won’t believe this, but they have listened to me and when they see me they look at me and turn around to go somewhere else.
    Their orchestra is fantastic, and they sing especially for you. Isn’t that romantic …LOL πŸ˜€ Pawkisses for a Happy Day πŸ™‚ ❀

Namaste. My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

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