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Living like a pig

The pig was relentless. His snout was buried in the mud. The pig  was searching for worms.  He would not give up. There were two black plastic dishes full of grain in his pen, but he wanted the worms in the ground. The pig kept digging his snout in the ground.

To relent is to give up.If you are relentless, you don’t give up.

Am I like the pig? Am I relentless? Do I stick my nose in the ground and get mud on my face to eat a worm?  Am I relentless?

I will live like a pig. I will not give up. I do not want to be part of a BLT sandwich, but I do want to be relentless in putting words on paper, and paint on canvas.

Is there something in your life that you need to be a pig about?


About Pamela Hodges

My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • Sue

    I love how you put a new spin on old things! Generally, no one wants to be like a pig, yet you have inspired us to want to do SOMEthing (or perhaps many things) like a pig, but in such a positive way!

    • pamelahodges

      Yes, some of the things a pig does I would like to do. I would even like to lay in the mud on a warm day. Eating grubs? I don’t think so.

  • I think I need to be a pig in all areas of my life. I’m far too likely to set aside what I want and need to tend to someone else’s wants and needs — that’s part of the reason this trip was conceived in March and not taken until now! I need to remember that what I need it as important as what other people need and that I can’t be much use to others if I’m not being good to and thoughtful about myself. To live like a pig indeed!

    • pamelahodges

      Yes, what you want and need is as important as what others want and need. I hope you have fun on your trip being a pig. A kind and thoughtful pig.

  • I love this combination of words and the image. Oh, I think there are many things in life where I could “be a pig” in all different roles – mom, teacher, wife…

  • I want to be a pig about figuring out how to work with this group of three year olds. Believe me, I’m coming out with a lot of mud on my face right now.

    • pamelahodges

      Oh my, a group of three year olds. You are a brave woman, and a muddy one. I will pray for wisdom for you, and a bowl of hot water.

  • Nanc

    What a clever comparison, Pamela. Some days I am a pig, I’m happy and proud to say ! xo

    • pamelahodges

      Oh, How fun to meet a fellow pig.