Thursday, May 27, 2010

Keep On the Sunny Side

These are our cats, Zipper and J.B., as they enjoy the sun in our living room floor. Every morning, as this little triangular shaped sunny spot makes its way across the floor, the cats lounge and enjoy it's warmth.

It first appears, next to the hearth, about 7:45 a.m. and the cats begin their lounging ritual.
Over the next three hours, it makes it's way across the room, toward the front door, shrinking in the process. As it moves, the cats make the subtle adjustments necessary, to stay within the spot. Despite it's size, they always manage to share it. And as the spot finally disappears, the cats have managed to stay within it's warmth and light.
It wasn't until today, as I am here recouperating from an upper respiratory infection, that I realized what a poignant metaphor this is for life.

We should seek out the "sunny spots" in life. We should bask in the warm glow of positive energy and share that positive glow with those around us. We should cling to the warmth and light, from beginning to end.

It's not always easy, it's not always convenient, but we should do what it takes to keep on the sunny side.


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