You know the kind. You aren’t awake yet, but you can’t sleep any longer. You know you should get up but you don’t want to do anything yet.
And, as (bad) luck would have it, I was out of coffee beans. Nooooo….. I know better than to recycle the last bag without writing COFFEE down on my list.
I struggled to find the old Keurig machine parts (why don’t they stay intact?!), rinse everything off, then throw in a k-cup. Whew… that was a lot of work for this time of day! 🙂
After that quick cheater brew, I took my cup to the living room, and was met with 4 little hopeful eyes watching my every move from the cat tree. They were waiting for ‘the invite’.
Ok… here we go. In complete babytalk… “GIRDEE GIRL! LAKEY! Wanna play?!”
Their real names are Skye and Lake. Don’t ask.
My son says I ruined our cats.
I beg to differ. Of course. 🙂
As luck would have it, they don’t care what I call them. They both eagerly pounced to the floor, where their favourite toy waited for them. I tossed De Bird back and forth, back and forth, as they jumped their very highest.
Do you have Da Bird (Amazon affiliate link) for your cats? It’s a MUST!
The joy of just watching them be happy and so grateful for some fun filled me up like TWO cups of hot coffee.
And then I heard myself say, without pause…
“You guys are just SO enjoyable to be with!”
How can they not be enjoyable? They’re always kind. Never talk back. Don’t ruffle feathers. They dote on me. They are available whenever I need my furry fix. And agree to anything I want to do with them.
Cats are perfect, are they not?
While I was musing how wonderful the simplicity of a cat was, it put me in mind of how I deal with those around me. Am I the kindest and accommodating I can be?
I think I try to be. But I can’t say that I always am. I can’t even say I always try my hardest all the time. Some of that has to do with how things are thrown my way first, and taking it personal.
I need to work harder at this. Because I really do think kindness seeps from kindness. It would be impossible to want to be around my cats if they were fussing and fighting all the time.
Hmmmm… pondering that thought.
So next time things get a little rough and too realistic in life, I’m going to pretend I’m wearing these irresistible cat paws. And pretend to be more like a cat.
Just be kind. Regardless.
Give people a little more of yourself. Even when time is tight.
Be patient with those unkind to you. It isn’t about you anyway.
Who knew a cat could teach me so much?
Now to grow a set of irresistible paws… 🙂
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What area you do want to work on?