Thursday, December 17, 2009

My lovely early morning companions...

Es muy temprano, it is very early...5:30 a.m., and little Ollie straddling the sofa is wondering when his keeper is going to take him out for a walk!

Es 7:30 a.m., and little Gustopher Jones is wondering if we are going to go out again?!!!

My lovely early morning companions have a lot of ideas in their little heads. They so wish they could go to work so mommie cat told them about her last night's excursions (especially since there was no Sylvester at home).

She first walked over to her good friend who is going to Congo in 2 days, together they walked to a talk on 'Making the World Beautiful" delivered by another friend from Ethiopia who is studying International Policy, Planning and Development at USC. The speaker expressed her feelings of despair at the immensity of world problems. She then listed the case studies she had examined and mentioned that in all those cases adversity was turned around into a situation far better than expected through efforts of a handful of people who did not give up. In all instances women played a very significant role in the betterment of the world. She quoted the following passage, which gave her hope that one cannot give up in face of adversities.

In this world we are influenced by two sentiments, Joy and Pain. Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of usefulness. But when sadness visits us we become weak, our strength leaves us, our comprehension is dim and our intelligence veiled. The actualities of life seem to elude our grasp,the eyes of our spirits fail to discover the sacred mysteries, and we become even as dead beings.(AbdulBaha)

She saw in those adversities "sacred mysteries".

Thereafter, the precious boy cats volunteered to help wherever they could and I assured them that some day they would. : )

The gatos send everyone little kisses with their little pink lips!



  1. Have a wonderful weekend, Mona! xo

  2. ...if we could all have just the problems...of a kitty..or 2...

  3. this reminds me of a quote i read recently,
    "...[i]f we stop at mere pleasure, we become shut up in ourselves. We might have meaning for ourselves, but we will have none for the world. No matter how intensely we live in ourselves and how much we cultivate our 'I,' the world will then cut us out. As far as the world is concerned, we shall be dead."

    you are always a very very gracious blog reader/guest, and i want you to know that i appreciate that.

  4. Hi there fashionable lady, I do like your blog a lot, and I like your very true! Thanks for stopping by and catch you later! xx

  5. You are welcome to pull up a chair by the fire anytime , it is one of my favorites in the winter, the flickering flames are so calming ( watching now ) and the cats are sociable xx