Sunday Selfie – Doing Nothing Like a Cat and Feeling Good About It

Jazmine is the perfect model to share what Sunday’s should be all about…

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. I found this quote to be especially perfect to share this Sunday, for it is one of those lessons from my cats I aspire toward because they are masters at doing nothing. Relaxing does not come easy to me and I find the older I get, the more forgiving I have to be with myself. It’s a hard truth, but the fact is, I can’t possibly achieve everything I want to in one day. At least I can’t if I want to keep my health, sanity, and peace-of-mind.

So, I’m getting better at it. Walking away from the computer. Walking away from household chores and endless “to-do” lists. Walking away from self-induced stress. I went in our pool last weekend for no reason other than to bask in the beauty of the day. I read more books. I worry less about keeping up with blogging and social media and concentrating more on spending time with Dan, the cats, and my family. I’m far from perfect, but I’m getting there. I hope you all find inspiration in your cats and find some time for yourself as well today. Be kind to one another and enjoy the day!

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  1. Sue Brandes says:

    Love the quote. Beautiful photo. Have a relaxing Sunday.

  2. Hah! We KNEW it. We cats are just wonderful, clever , gorgeous, beautiful – just perfect! We hope that you guys get a lot of treats for teaching out our spiritual skills! You’re brave that you endure to make humans better, we gave up on it a long time ago. Then again… our human is so silly that it’s hopeless to do any efforts to improve her life!

  3. meowmeowmans says:

    What a lovely post, Deb! It really is important to step away from all the busy-ness and self-induced stress, and to just relax and be. Thanks for the reminder! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Such a lovely photo of Jazmine.

  5. Now that is very sound advice for anyone whose days activities rule the head and leave the heart tired and sad and stressed.
    The life of a cat is not a bad one….
    Purrs. ERin

  6. jmuhj says:

    A beautiful post. How I wish I was better at this! I lie tossing and turning in bed at night thinking about things I need to do five minutes ago. And doing nothing during the daytime? It would eat me alive! If I’m not accomplishing something, I don’t feel good. So, it is a work (or lack of work?) in progress… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. We can’t close ourselves in with things, then our creative selves can’t get out! And that’s not just for artwork and such, that’s having a creative approach to interactions with people, our daily work, and everyday life. Enjoy and see what your imagination comes up with when you set it free.

  8. Beautiful photo of Jazmine ! It’s exactly what Claire decided to do last week, and we hope she will be able to “do nothing” more often ! Purrs

  9. Ellen Pilch says:

    Cats have much to teach us.

  10. Our mom needs to get better at letting stuff go, too…and just enjoy.

  11. brilliant my friend! Exactly! Now, I mostly blog when I want to (except for a few obligations that make me HAVE to), if there is nothing pertaining to blogging that I HAVE to do, I don’t do it. Only when I WANT to. As for facebook and all of that, I cut that down months ago…………..I don’t visit groups etc like I used to……I just don’t understand those that respond to every alert throughout the day or keep their screens open to Facebook. It has helped me enormously to get away from all of it. (((hugs))) and enjoy!

  12. I love that quote too! We have so much we can learn from our cats.

  13. Sweet post, sweet cat and sweet thoughts. Thanx for the reminder to relax we will advise our human who never seems to relax….we, being cats know all about it though.

  14. We really need to get real and relax more, let go of stress.

    Good post!

  15. Athena says:


    It’s currently way too hot to do anything here in London ๐Ÿ™‚

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  16. Kitties Blue says:

    Jazmine, what an exquisite portrait of you. It needs to be enlarged, framed and hung in a prominent place. Good for your mom learning from you kitties. Our mom needs to do the same, but when ever she slows down she feels guilty, and she figures at her age, she doesn’t have enough years left to do everything she wants. Anyhoo, hope you, your fursibs, your mom and dad all had a peaceful weekend. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  17. Love the quote and the cat๐Ÿ˜ŽโคPawkisses for a Happy Day๐Ÿ˜˜โค๐Ÿ˜ป