Remember a couple of weeks ago, how I shared with all of you that the Koi in my pond got attacked by those terrible otters 😡? We then had to spend some time scooping out the dismembered Koi bodies, and throw them away. We had to spend some time cleaning the area with vinegar / water mixture because the fishy smell was super overwhelming, and honestly it even got little nauseating for me to a certain point. I remember that on that day, I refused to go swimming. The thought of eating sashimi that day also horrified me.
We were sad about the news, but what’s done was done. After mourning the loss of the Koi, my family and I decided to ‘move on’ by making plans to renovate parts of the pond to bring it back to life.
Early one morning about a week ago, one of my family members was walking around the pond and she happened to notice some bits of orange ‘flickering’ by. As the sun was just about rising, she thought: ‘Perhaps it’s just the sun rays playing tricks on my eyes’. She thought wrong - in the next few minutes, she realized that there were in fact, dozens of mini orange Koi fish swimming around the pond!
My whole family was elated to hear this news - what awesome news after such a gruesome episode! It turns out, despite the original decision to ‘throw all dead / beheaded fish away’ my family member had decided to take a chance on the Koi by cutting one of the dead pregnant fish and secretly throwing some of the eggs into the pond! I’m so glad she took a chance on them because we are pretty sure we have at least 100 baby Koi swimming around our pond!
2 lessons I took away from this:
1) It’s true indeed, as cliche as it sounds, every cloud does have a silver lining. Most of the time, when bad things happen to us - we just can’t seem to shift our perspective to see the potential positive outcome because our hearts are still in pain and in denial. However, we just need to be patient, and the things will eventually turn out fine.
2) Take a chance on things. This extends to people as well. Don’t always do what you’re told, especially if your gut feeling tells you otherwise! Even if the outcome seems like a done deal, you never know what may happen, especially if whatever you do doesn’t hurt the situation or have any negative outcome!
The amount of support that came in when the attack happened was really heartwarming - so thank you everyone for your kind words and support during that time! I appreciate all of you very much!
Till next week!