Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Chillax (04/03/14)
- TITLE: Food For All
By C D Swanson
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Others were urging me to grab something now, but I insisted on holding off a little while longer. It must be the right moment to indulge. Now, simply wasn't the time.
My friends were getting antsy and overtly annoyed at my stubborn stand...but they obliged and respected my decision. They were sweating in the sun, I could see them huffing and puffing. I, on the other hand, the polar opposite of my sweating companions, enjoyed sitting in the shade, cool calm and relaxed.
I had enough food the night before to hold off. In fact, I'd overindulged to the point of gluttony. My disciplined behavior was actually the extension of "pigging out" the night before, nothing more, nothing less.
My friends had just about given up on me. They often looked up to me and wondered why I'd be the one to chilax at these functions. I was a seasoned pro and this wasn't my first picnic so to speak.
It was almost time for action. I gave the okay to my friends and watched them run in accordance to my signal.
I arrived last—as usual— and jumped atop the garbage can, while my friends circled below. We pushed a couple of times before the contents spilled out on the ground. And, it was then we began our consumption of sheer ambrosia. There was so much leftover chicken, hot dogs, and sausages. Oh, and the potato salad was creamier than I'd remembered.
We were able to finish the entire pile of discarded items before the park ranger's truck drove up. We scattered for the woods and took refuge beside a rock. Sitting amongst the trees under the starry night, my friends wanted to know my secret in the timing, and why I never got nervous. My response was simple and straight from my raccoon heart. “God He always provides for all of His creatures. So why worry?”
I fell asleep under a big oak tree and knew I'd be fine until the next family picnic tomorrow afternoon...
Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 136:25 KJV)
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