I read a book a few years ago by Stephen Covey called “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People”. One of the main points in the book is “Keep the main thing the main thing.” With this book in mind, I ask Teresa to go fishing in our small pond, it was such a beautiful day, and it seemed like a great way to spend time together. Remember, keep the main thing the main thing.
Most of the farm ponds I have fished in have bushes and trees growing at or near the water’s edge. Ours is no exception; there was an old hickory tree that had fallen over, and about half of it was in the water. We started fishing and weren’t getting very many bites. If you are not getting any bites, you move down a few feet and try again and again. Across the pond, we were watching a small squirrel playing on the old hickory tree.
The squirrel was running down to the water’s edge on the hickory tree and then back to the other end of the fallen tree.
As I fished closer to the squirrel, I stopped fishing for a moment to watch him; he seems to be trying to pry a hickory nut from the fork of the tree at the water’s edge. He was struggling to ger the nut loose, when all the sudden, a larger bass came up out of the water and grabbed the squirrel, and disappeared back into the water. I looked at Teresa in amazement and said,” did you see that.” She said,” I have never seen anything like that in my life.”
As we were still talking about what we had just seen, we heard some splashing in the water where the squirrel had disappeared. We saw the bass putting the hickory nut back into the fork of the tree at the edge of the water. Now that’s my April Fool’s story.