Sunday, April 21, 2013

I Can Do Great Things

     Last week while my dog was lounging around I noticed a dark spot on his side and my spider-sense began to tingle.  On closer inspection my fear was confirmed.  It was a tick.  A really big tick.  I absolutely hate ticks.  I hate them.  They are awful.  They creep me out.  I think they are disgusting and must be the spawn of Satan or something.  It took me a few moments to convince myself, but I knew I needed to remove it.  I started out trying to remove it via the "smother method."  It did not work.  At all.  I tried the match trick, it too failed.  I was feeling pretty desperate at this point so I sent out a couple texts and prayed someone would be able to help me.   A few moments later I was rewarded with a reply teaching me a good method to get the tick out.  It took me a while and a bit of screaming, whimpering, and yelling at my dog to hold still, but in the end I was able to remove the horrible creature. 

     You might be wondering what the point of my little story is, I assure you there is a purpose. 

     I struggled with that darn tick (mentally as well as physically) for about 15 minutes.  It was a really big deal for me, and after it was all said and done, it took about another 15 minutes for me to shake the heebie-jeebies.  But, once I recovered I was able to realize something.

I can do great things.

     OK, so removing a tick may not seem so great to you, but I promise it was a huge ordeal for me (I'm a mega-huge big baby when it comes to arachnids of any kind).  I was able to overcome an obstacle and do what needed to be done.  I was able to do something I didn't think I could do by myself.  This realization was kind of empowering, enough so that now I know if I absolutely had to, I could do this again.  I'm crossing my fingers that I wont have to, but considering where I live it's likely to happen again. 
I think we can all do great things, even if they're actually small in size.


  1. The hardest thing we ever have to conquer is that little voice in our heads telling us we can’t. :-) Good for you! I HATE ticks! Ugh. Just caught some heebie jeebies through the computer. Bwaaaah.

  2. We can't do great things but we can do small things with great love - Mother Theresa

    Lovely blog, thanks for popping over to mine xx

  3. EWWWWW! You are definitely brave! That is one big sucker! I would be creeped out too. Love the Mother Theresa quote above.
    from The Dugout



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