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Learning To Let Go - Inspurrational Quote

Mar 15, 2016 · ·
  1. Anne

    I have spent a long day helping a friend move to a new home with her cat, Ginger.

    The cat was my responsibility and so I spent a few hours in his allocated safe room, where we put his food, water and litterbox. I took turns between talking to him soothingly and reading a book and just "being" there with him and for him. Ginger was very vocal at first, loudly meowing and trying to find a way out of the room. I kept telling him that I understood him. It can be hard to let go of the past and it was perfectly natural for him to try and get back to his safe and familiar old home. I also told him how wonderful his new place was. He is getting an automated litterbox and a new water fountain! And he's going to have a perch out of which he can watch the nearby park.

    And so this quote seems particularly apt today. For humans and cats, letting go of what he had planned to be the rest of our lives is anything but easy. Yet, sometimes it's just the thing we have to do. What's waiting for us instead may not be so bad, after all! What do you think? Aren't cats and humans really alike in that aspect?

    Wishing Ginger a full and fast adjustment to his new place!

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  1. donutte
    This one hits me pretty hard too. Life has certainly thrown a couple of curveballs at me the last few months. Plans? Mom has a saying (from her grandma, I think) - Man plans, God laughs. Seems very apropos.
  2. kntrygrl256
    This really hit home today. Thanks so much @Anne.
     
    We all have our lives planned but when something tragic happens or even just a change, we have to change with it. My daughters and I have been through a major change recently and thanks to the most wonderful friends and family (especially my cats) letting go of what I had planned for my life has been easier. I know that we have a much better life ahead of us and we can't wait to see what life has in store for us.
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