Life Lessons Learned From Louie the Cat
The Joy of Cats
It has been a number of years since I’ve owned a cat but I remember what a joy they are to have around, well most of the time. There are those moments when they feel the need to dig their claws into your furniture.
Then there are the times they use your carpet to mark their territory. Oh yeah of course who can ever forget how they wake you in the wee hours of the morning long before you want to get up.
Still, even with all their foibles cats are a wonder to watch and learn from. Their interesting personalities offer insights into how we as humans should behave and act. Here are some things I learned from watching the cats I have brought into my life over the years.
Enjoy The Simple Things
Cats, especially kittens, have a lot of fun chasing things around. They also seem to enjoy the simpler things, a ball of yarn, an old ratty mouse toy,a piece of paper and more. We as humans, many times, lose the thrill of life, we get caught up in trying to always get ahead. The time is now, to stop, take a look around and enjoy what you have, not what you think you need.
Love Is Best when Freely Given
When it comes to showing love cats can be a little indifferent. . Cats show love in their own little Most of the time a cat will ignore you as it spends it hours either sleeping or staring out the window. Sounds a little like a man. A cats way of showing you it cares for you is by allowing to rub him under his chin or sitting above our heads on the top of the chair.
The lesson to be learned from cats is don't hold back from showing others you love them. The simple words, “I love you,” once in a while or with little hug or maybe some simple gesture.. When I was younger and a single man I used to buy presents at Christmas for my friends. The present weren't much but it was my way of sharing my love with others
Never Stop Being Curious
Cats are curious creatures. They love to get into everything in order to satisfy their curiosity. My son's cat will go to no ends to examine something new brought into the house. He will first sniff it, walk around it for a while and maybe even paw at whatever it until his curiosity is satisfied. I can't wait to see what happens when the Christmas tree goes up.
Anyway, we humans seem to at some point in our lives to lose our curiosity. We do not take the time learn new things or seek out new ideas. Instead we crawl into what is familiar to us, whatever is safe. We need to instead seek out new things and to always remember life is about learning and being curious about what we don't know about.
These are only three of things I have learned so far from son's cat. I am sure there will be more. I just have to keep watching his every move and to keep taking notes.
© 2012 Timothy Whitt