Fun Fri-Yay with Mr. Abu

Our mind can be our worst enemy or our best friend. What if we gave this monkey mind a name and had a little fun with him to find magic in our day and sent him on his way?

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Mr. Abu

Hi Guys,

It’s Fun Fri-Yay and we were given an assignment from my writing workshop to go on a walk and find magical clues to keep us inspired to write. I was discouraged on my walk yesterday and then came home and pondered my thoughts, feeling uncertain if I actually have a book inside of me to write or not. So, here is a synopsis which was really FUN for me to write. It’s out of the realm of what I do and turned into a little short story which caught me by surprise. I don’t write stories… Well, I usually don’t anyway, but like all of us, I keep finding new ways to express myself.
Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed writing it as words popped on the page. Don’t you love when that happens?!!!!

Here goes….

I walk everyday and it’s often when I get little pearls of wisdom that I write down as they come to me on my phone in notes. 

But today with this assignment, notebook in hand, I took the task to heart. I always follow instructions to a T being the good student that I am, and I was excited to find magic. I kept looking for clues, on the ground, in the sky, in a tree and all I found was this monkey staring down at me. 

I tried to have a little conversation with him, but that was of no use, so I invited him for a walk to help me look for my hidden treasure. I even took a new route and thought surely this would steer me in the right direction of my message, only to walk into a barricade of trucks and construction.

Hmmmm, I thought, “is this my message”? “Just like at the book store, coming up empty, I’m stopped in my tracks yet again”. “Maybe you’re not supposed to write” said the monkey? “Well, maybe you’re right”, I replied” but what if I am”? Now he was jumping on both of my shoulders, swinging off my arms and messing with my hair; At which point I gave him a name.

“Well, Mr. Abu” I responded “What if I stopped looking for this so called message, listening to you, and thinking so much and just shut the F up and walked”? I walk with purpose and always multi task trying to kill 2 birds with one stone, (in this case the monkey and homework) which is when I realized, I make everything work. Aha, I took note, I have now made my writing a job too, which is the kiss of death for me. So, I stopped; took notes, looked at the beauty around me and said goodbye and thanked Mr. Abu. We parted ways since I no longer needed him to be driving the cart of my mind. What if I shelved the idea of having to write for anyone but me, just because I like it? What if I bagged the idea of winning a contest because you see, if you give me a banana like winning a contest, I will climb to the top of that banana tree in no time, and abandon myself in the process. I need to win at all costs and then I lose me.

So maybe the synchronicity was ditching Mr. Abu and choosing me and there in lies my story of my magical walk. And now if you will kindly excuse me, I’m heading out for a walk with my notebook and banana. 

🀣❀️ Cindy

Hope you have a Fun Fri-Yay and a great weekend!

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98 thoughts on “Fun Fri-Yay with Mr. Abu

  1. Well it was a interesting walk I must say. I too have this defect in me to work tirelessly till I achieve what I want and sometimes it is not a good because I tend to ignore many things around me then. I liked Mr Abu, it reminded me of Aladdin’s Abu. Such a great post. Have a great day!❀❀

    1. Thanks Nawaz and so glad you could relate to it.
      Those of us who are driven tend to drive ourselves unnecessarily alright. Well, I kept trying to find a name but he kept popping in my mind. That was a great story!!! I always appreciate your kind comments. Have a great weekend as well. ❀️ Cindy

  2. Love your story. You have a gift and a creative imagination.
    Just relax and everything unfolds in perfect time as you say .
    Have a peaceful day πŸ₯°

  3. I enjoyed the walk alongside you Cindy and of course the cute Mr. Abu. This resonates well with me as I too strive for perfection in all that I do. In the process I miss out on other things. Well now I am work in progress trying to be more open and accepting. Have a lovely Friday <3 !

    1. Oh I’m so glad you liked our walk this morning Radhikas. I would welcome you at my side any day! We are all works in progress but some of us don’t drive ourselves as much as others. We could learn from them, I’d say. Thanks so much and you have a open and accepting weekend.
      You just gave me an idea.. Maybe I will weave Mr. Abu into my book if I can. It’s sort of dark otherwise.. thanks for that. ❀️ Cindy

  4. Cindy, you are a truly gifted writer. I enjoyed your story and love your imagination. Sometimes we just have to slow down and begin to enjoy the beauty around us to fire up our creative mind. I have been struggling with what to write about for October. I think I will go for a hike and just enjoy nature. Thank you for your wonderful story and inspiration. Take care.

    1. You are most kind Chief and I take that as quite a compliment coming from you, an amazing writer yourself. I LOVED your last piece. You are so right… slow down what’s that …lol!!!! That is a sensational idea. Enjoy your walk and take a banana and a note book to keep the monkey at bay. hee hee. Have a great day!!! ❀️ Cindy

  5. Loved it, CindyπŸ’™
    I too, is like that, once I am upto something, I ignore many things iin the way
    Yes, everything will make a perfect sense one day


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    β—‡ I Set Boundaries then Gently, if necessary AGGRESSIVELY!!!, Assert Said Boundaries and I SomeTimes Get Pretty Brutal EveryOne; people Say “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” but I Have Treated People Dreadfully with Actions and They Have Stuck with Me then I Say One Word Out of Line and I NEVER!!! Hear from Them Again, so Go Figure πŸ€” ?

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    β™‘ If YOU!!! Treat Work as a Chore, a Burden, an Imposed Obligation then NOTHING!!! will Work for YOU!!! apart from Stress and, of course, Disappointment; so I Stongly Suggest treat Work as Play, Hobby, Fun et al

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    1. Sooo Glad you liked it!!! Oh you are sooo kind. I am most honored. I am trying to respond to others so if you are ok that I do it when I can that would be great? Otherwise, please give it to someone you can get response from right away. Most blessed. ❀️Cindy

  7. A lovely story! I think you should pursue whatever makes your heart happiest 😊 I also take notes in my phone when I walk…I probably look a little eccentric πŸ™ˆ

    1. Thanks so much Ingrid! Yes, indeed that is sound and smart advice. That’s funny, I know everyone thinks we’re device addicted and I guess we kind of are but the note book just takes forever.. ❀️ Cindy

  8. Haha. Loved this post Cindy. I cracked up when you asked mr Abu to shut the F up. Haha. So funny. I could totally relate with you being losing yourself in the process. I am starting to know more and more about you as we talk. Haha. Well maybe it’s okay to sometimes lose oneself completely to understand that something was worth it or not. Either way we learn so much about ourselves. Loved reading this Cindy. Here a 🍌 from me. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜

    1. So glad you got a laugh out of it Kumar. 🀣 Hmmmm I wonder who else I might like to say that to?!! Hahaha πŸ€ͺ. Yes, indeed my deep dark secrets.. that I am not always the angel I portray myself to be. lol. Yes, true, that is well said and so insightful. Especially in the pandemic when we are all in a new state of recreating ourselves, loving ourselves through it and dealing with so much loss of where we once were, where we are going or overwhelmed with too much or not enough on our plates. Learning about ourselves is the gift you are right. Oh Thanks for the banana.. that outta keep Mr. Abu at bay for awhile. β€οΈπŸ™ Cindy

      1. Good morning Cindy. πŸ˜‡
        No one is the angel they portray themselves to be. We all are flawed in many ways. That’s the beauty of it. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜¬

  9. Hi, Cindy, so glad you kicked the monkey to the curb! Maybe the Universe was encouraging you to turn around, go home, rest, meditate, and chill today! Free your mind of the task to see what bubbles to the surface! Have a great weekend, my friend! 🌞

  10. Never good to have a monkey on your back, Cindy. πŸ™‚ I had a real one down on the Amazon and he refused to get off! The little bugger. When I finally deposed him, he wrapped his tail around my arm and tried to bite me. Every time I become too serious about writing, it behaves the same way. Best to have fun, enjoy it, and write for yourself. Let it happen. It’s like being out in the woods. If you make a lot of noise, nature skedaddles. But if you sit quietly, it comes to you. Enjoyed your piece. It was fun! –Curt

    1. Hey Curt, it sounds like you made progress on your time in nature with these fun not so fun thoughts. Oh those monkeys can be relentless for the love of…. WTF! I have been with them in Bali but Geez, it sounds like this one was claiming you as it’s mate.. lol.. My daughter had one chase her to the ocean and she did’t come out for quite a while lol. Thank God, you didn’t get bit!!!! My husband was bit by a bat and had to have all of the shots.. at least he didn’t have to worry about the shots. We call him
      Batman. ha ha.
      Yes, you are so right Curt to have fun and write for yourself. OOOOOh I just wrote a poem that is just as you say and I don’t write poetry.. I’ll post maybe even Monday. Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. It was fun to write after the head scratching. I appreciate your wise thoughts always. ❀️

      1. Were those the monkeys at the temple in Ubud, Cindy. Years ago, more than I am willing to admit, I had an encounter with them. In the Amazon, Peggy let one sleep in her lap for a while. She got flea bites. πŸ™‚
        Ouch, rabies shots. From every thing I have ever heard, no fun at all. We have lots of bats here, but the only damage they do is poop on our windows.
        Looking forward to your poem. πŸ™‚ –Curt

      2. I’m not sure where her’s were.. I think in Thailand somewhere But the ones we saw were from the Monkey Temple. My husband didn’t need to worry about the biting since he had the rabies shots.. ( not fun is right ) so he fed them bananas, I stayed clear, Oh wow, I bet that was cool and worth the flea bites. I always have wanted a monkey but best left as a fantasy. Oh we have them are our house too … the quana isn’t great but thats the least of our troubles. Now I forget the poem.. lol!!! 🀣🀣🀣 Cindy

      3. OMG Curt.. This is a fabulous post and so important.. These are the most priceless pictures. Makes me want to go traveling again. How adorable is the one sleeping on Peggy’s lap!!!! Worth the fleas I’d say but thank god you didn’t get bitten. You 2 are brave. Thanks for sharing it with me!!! I love your theme of your blog as well! ❀️ Cindy

      4. πŸ™‚ The theme fits, Cindy. Peggy and I are dedicated wanderers. Covid has slowed us down, but not much.
        The Amazon trip was an absolute delight. In addition to playing with monkeys we took a small boat up the river for a way and even fished for piranhas. There quite tasty but it is important to stay away from their chomping teeth! πŸ™‚ –Curt

  11. I tend to make everything work too and it’s something I definitely need to work on. I need to learn to just be present and appreciate where I’m at.

    1. Yes, that’s sooooo true! Thanks for reading Pooja and taking time to comment!!!! 🍌🍌🍌Here’s some bananas for you… don’t let Mr. Abu know.. tee hee.. xo

  12. I am the same way! It all turns into a competition, and I have to stop myself. Just enjoy it Beck!!!
    I love your story.
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