“Nice people win.” That’s what my annoying coworker said as he winked and handed me a bag of dark sweet cherries. Yes, he’d been getting on my nerves lately and testing my patience. But, with a smile on my face and a calm demeanor, I’d been helping him with a variety of requests unrelated to my job during a busy period. The reward was lovely and came just in time, for I’d about had it. It also gave me that pay-it-forward mentality and I wanted to do something unexpected for someone else. Imagine if everyone took “nice people win” to heart…the world would certainly be a different place.
Unrelated, but some faithful blog readers have asked to see more detailed photos of my tattoos. Behold! My tattoos…
Bugs are so cool! My nickname is Bug and has been since I was a toddler. This is an atlas beetle, true to size. Atlas beetles can be found in southern Asia. These beetles have been recorded lifting up to 850 times their own weight. They are considered to be the strongest animals on earth proportionally. Remember Atlas in Greek mythology? He was the Titan god of endurance and astronomy, condemned to hold up the sky for eternity. I chose this beetle as a reminder that even small creatures (like me) can be fierce and strong.
Bug #2 on the same arm is a moth. I plan to fill up the rest of the free space on this arm with different bugs. Toward the top left you can see one of the atlas beetle’s legs.
On the other (right) arm is a feather quill pen, ink bottle and ink-splattered heart, to symbolize my love for writing. I wanted it to be on the right arm since I’m right-handed. And that’s all, folks! Lots of real estate left for more ink. By the way, all 3 of these tattoos were done by the same artist.