OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR PRAYING MANTIS!

THIS PRAYING MANTIS WAS SITTING ON THE HOOD OF MY CAR.  I DID NOT NOTICE HIM UNTIL I STARTED TO DRIVE.  I STOPPED AND TOOK THIS PIC THROUGH MY WINDSHIELD, THAT’S WHY IT’S NOT CLEAR.  HE’S LOOKING RIGHT AT ME!  LOOK AT THOSE EYES!!  I DROVE HOME CAREFULLY, HE MADE IT ALL THE WAY HOME WITH ME.  I THEN GOT MY SNOW BROOM, (BECAUSE IT HAS AN EXTENSION HANDLE AND I WANTED TO PUT A LITTLE DISTANCE BETWEEN US) HE CLIMBED ON IT, I PUT HIM IN MY GARDEN AND NOW HE HAS A NEW HOME.

OF COURSE THE NEXT THING I DID WAS LOOK UP TO SEE THE MEANING BEHIND A PRAYING MANTIS AND THIS IS WHAT I FOUND:

What does it mean when you see a praying mantis?
If you know anything about the praying mantis, it will come as no shock that this insect is the paramount spiritual symbol of stillness and patience. The praying mantis takes its time in all that it does. It takes care to pay diligent attention to its surroundings, and moving through life at its own pace.
SO I AM TO BE STILL AND PATIENT, PAY ATTENTION AND LIVE LIFE AT MY OWN PACE ~ I LIKE IT

Are Praying Mantis a sign of good luck?

In some parts of Africa, it is considered good luck if one of these curious creatures lands on you. The Greek word “mantis” means prophet or seer. Because of the way the insects hold up the fronts of their bodies and position their huge forelegs when at rest, it appears as though they are praying.
DOES LANDING ON MY CAR COUNT?  I THINK SO  😉

MORE SYMBOLISM

Accordingly, the praying mantis symbol chooses to present itself to individuals when they have allowed their busy schedules to overrun their intuition, silencing their internal voice and throwing their equilibrium out of balance. The praying mantis always comes to us when we are internally craving peace, quiet, and calm in our lives.

The praying mantis meaning has a variety of traits: temperance, quietness, awareness, calmness, clairvoyance, patience, mindfulness and innovation. These insects are well known for their pre-strike pose, which is a popular symbol of balance and patience in and of itself.

If you want to read all about Praying Mantis and its symbolism go here, it’s fascinating, source SunSigns.org

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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