Random Thoughts and Cat Pictures

I’m sitting here in the silence of the night, thinking about going to bed but strangely still energized and not ready yet to end the day. It’s been like that lately – having energy to actually accomplish some things, something I had long feared I had lost forever. So now I shall share random thoughts, thoughts that probably have little or no value in real life, with random cat pictures taken oh, probably a month ago.

Oft-times we see a glimpse of what is really there; a hint of what might really be. It’s finding the truth to what we think we see that matters, don’t you think? Sometimes our vision is impaired by what we expect to see; what we think should be, when in reality it may (or may not) be something entirely different.

Because of that possibility, the possibility of pre-suppositions slanting our vision, the moral of this story might be to check further; investigate; never assume. You know what they (whoever “they” are) say about assume. Are they right – or not?

Oft times those places we feel safe enough to rest, those places where we feel protected, are unusual places. Places that one might not expect to be places of choice. We are individuals, are we not? Therefore, what is most comfortable for you might not be most comfortable for me. Or maybe it will be. It depends on the moment, don’t you think?

And when we opt to play – doesn’t that also depend on the mood, on the moment? What is fun today may not be fun tomorrow. What is fun for you may not be fun for me. Or maybe it will be.

All things are subject to change – thoughts, wishes, desires, dreams. Today I want. . . and tomorrow? Maybe the same, maybe not.

The constant? The need for love, the need for friends, the need to be able to relax – to let go. To play, to work. The need for joy.

The need to be who we are. To be able to roll over on our backs, to bare our stomachs, our souls – without criticism, with acceptance. To be – who we are. As we are. Imperfect. Human. Needy. Capable. Finding joy in life. Finding gratitude for that life, warts and all.

Learning to be happy with enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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14 Responses to Random Thoughts and Cat Pictures

  1. Beautifully said, Carol, and all of it true.
    Sending hugs from Seattle.


  2. Beautiful post, thank you – made my day – right what I needed on this gloomy Brussels morning… And just, if I may, it made me think about my own post (in the blog that has been sort of silent for last year an a half) http://smartbsolutions.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/things-to-learn-from-cats-par-ii/ You are inspiring me and motivating me to start blogging and sharing again. Thank you again! best of wishes, Signe


  3. jay53 says:

    Beautiful thoughts, Carol.

    I think the ‘energised’ late at night thing is part of the grieving process. Your mind is keeping itself busy and you can’t wind down very easily. It’ll pass, as everything does. But the sense of having lost all vitality was probably a product of the stress you’ve been under for a very long time, so I doubt that will return, either.

    All of your thoughts resonate with me, particularly your statements about what suits you at any given moment may or may not suit me. So true.


    • Carol says:

      Thank you, Jay – most especially for the comment about my mind keeping itself busy which does not allow me to wind down. I have been having trouble with wakening in the wee hours and being unable to get back to sleep, and I did not know why. I think you just answered that question. Fortunately, those times are happening less frequently as time goes on. And oh, what a pleasure it is to have some energy again!

      Sent from my iPad



  4. “…the moral of this story might be to check further; investigate; never assume.”

    Amen siSTAR!


  5. Ruth says:

    Looks like you have some good feline friends. Have you seen the Dutch movie Mrs. Minoes? It might be a good distraction for a bit. Your cats might enjoy it. HA. Thinking of you and wishing you well. Ruth In Pittsburgh


  6. Karma says:

    Love the kitty pictures, especially that foot sticking out in the very first. Great thoughts to go with the pictures.


  7. Heather says:

    I often find that my mind is loudest when everything else is quiet. I can accidentally keep myself up thinking about the smallest details that even as I think of them I know they’re unimportant. I can only imagine I would have more trouble sleeping if I had actual important thoughts to get in order. I’m sure restful nights will return eventually.
    Fortunately, you’ve got a house full of furry loved ones who definitely accept you for you. They’ll share their bellies for pets if you’ll share yours for snuggles πŸ™‚


  8. Kathy says:

    Carol, I agree with you entirely. You now have time for such ponderances in your life. And perhaps they are more important than finding the answers to them. I enjoyed how you allowed kitty to illustrate your thoughts. πŸ™‚


  9. Beautiful contemplations, Carol. Yes, to accept who we are, and to feel loved and accepted. To be happy with “enough.” Hope your cats are keeping you warm. πŸ™‚


  10. Joanne says:

    I have the same pondering times as this one of yours sometimes Carol, when I remember times when something may have been ever-so important, yet I wonder later, what was I thinking? That’s the beauty of life though, isn’t it, that we can change our thoughts, change our course, and change our lives, just as we please. And it all makes us happy, for that time. And it’s always enough. **hugs**


  11. lisa says:

    Yes, your brain in definitely in Active Mode! Your last paragraph says it all and is a beautiful reminder. I visiting a blog earlier and found a quote that really stopped me in my tracks. what you see…depends on what you’re looking for. Isn’t that so very true!


  12. Dawn says:

    Not an easy lesson to learn. But time teaches it.


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