Grace loves her time under the Christmas tree.
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I love shopping on Amazon. I buy books, cards and search for hard to find items, handy household items, and of course, products for Grace, the cat. Recently while listening to one of my favorite podcasts, “The James Altucher Show, ” the guest mentioned the humility of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Bezos is the richest man in the world. He is, by many accounts, a transformational leader with a vision that has helped his company to grow, succeed, and adapt to new trends.
Yes, Bezos is a man who has faced challenges personally and professionally, but I chose to believe that the company he seeded has brought us all a little more ease and joy. Thanks, Jeff.
Today where I live the temperature reached 99 degrees. Yes, it’s summer. It’s hot but it’s summer and it’s a good time to read and reflect and to find some peace by the lake, on the beach or in one’s own back yard.
Cats, as a rule, prefer shiny objects and toys. Usually, they will play for several minutes with a laser toy and just as suddenly lose interest or move on to a more life-enhancing activity such as watching birds, napping, or eating. It is not a lack of commitment. They seem to understand that the artificial or fake toy they are engaged with is just that – a toy
For instance, Grace, the Tabby cat, likes to play with her laser toy but prefers a brightly colored knit fish on a stick. She will allow me to play with her with the device but only for a short time.
Humans too, are drawn to shiny objects as well as flashy people. Sometimes we guess or are made aware of the negative impact of our shallow decisions.
Sometimes life accidents will lead us to see our destructive connections to cheap but useless objects or people with no soul or purpose. Far too often, we are taken in. We may even know it’s a gimmick or a toy, or the person is a con, but we remain entertained or are afraid of change, so we hang on.
It is painful work to rid ourselves of things and people who do not add value and drain our resources. Still, we must stop playing with shiny objects to grow and to give.
There are friends and people in your life that are only meant to be kept for a season. The length of that season is up to you. I’m told that people can’t and don’t change but we do every day. No one day is the same. Grace, the tabby cat, does have a routine but she is always flexible. Sometimes change is a good thing. It is hard but worth the effort.